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About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.

HOME LIFE GETTING A LITTLE CRAZY? Part 2

        Are your kids bored? Are you? There are all kinds of challenges with everyone staying at home so I thought I’d share a few more ideas that came to mind recently about some things you might … Continue reading

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HOME LIFE GETTING A LITTLE CRAZY?

Are your kids bored? Are you? There are all kinds of new challenges with everyone staying at home so I thought I’d share a few ideas that came to mind recently about some things you might try to have a … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – A Few Reminders

We cannot take lightly the threat of the coronavirus and its impact around the world. For those of us who are Jesus followers, we need to pray diligently for people around the world impacted by this, for our leaders & … Continue reading

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YOUR STORY and ONE VERSE

I shared about the power of your story on Sunday (from John 4), and told you I’d give you a framework you can use to write out your story to help you share it quickly (or over an extended conversation) … Continue reading

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SCIENCE & THE BIBLE

Pastor Chris did a great job today (Sunday – Feb 23) talking about the tension that’s prevalent in culture related to science and the Bible. Here are some of the resources he mentioned that may help you as you deal … Continue reading

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FLUSHING – FORGIVENESS

Dr. Ed Laymance is both a friend and my personal counselor. He is the founder and director of Impact Counseling & Guidance Center in Arlington, Texas, and is a friend of our church. He wrote this article called “FLUSHING” and … Continue reading

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2020 Vision for 2020

I realize this may seem corny to some of you, but I hope you don’t miss the significance of this simple idea. In Acts 20:20 (NET) Paul said: You know that I did not hold back from proclaiming to you … Continue reading

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PEACE

If you’re already a follower of Jesus, here’s the help I promised you on Sunday. Establishing PEACE w/ God doesn’t mean your life will be free from conflict.  Jesus said in this world you’ll have problems, but He will help … Continue reading

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Judge Like This And Be Judged Like This

Reading Matthew 7 recently, I couldn’t get past verses 1-5. I spent some time reflecting on these strong words from Jesus about our attitudes toward others. When we judge someone and condemn them because they don’t do things like we … Continue reading

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ANXIOUS – Peace of Mind Verse 26

During our series ANXIOUS, I’ll include a passage in this blog every day or so that’s helped me during a time of Anxiety or when I’m troubled. Worship/Praise music/songs help me along with reflecting upon and praying through the truth … Continue reading

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