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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 five 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 Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.

A Way To Hear From God

I’m writing this primarily to men (like me), but it applies to women, students and children.  In my time alone with God this morning I read Psalm 95 and it reminded me of a posture I can take to hear … Continue reading

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Wise or Foolish at School or in the Workplace

This is that time of the year when students are going back to school, headed off to college or entering the workplace.  Students, I’m praying for you because your choices matter!  Parents, I’m praying for you as you release your … Continue reading

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PRAY FOR AND WITH YOUR KIDS

One of the most powerful things you can do is pray with and for your kids; not just when they’re in need, but throughout the day. “Janet and I still pray consistently for our children, but we intentionally focus on … Continue reading

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Readers Are Learners and Learners Are Better Leaders

I was discussing a book I’d recommended to a friend recently and realized just how much I love to read.   This wasn’t always the case with me, but I’ve developed this habit of love over the years and read a … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From A Great Dad

My dad was one of my greatest heroes. He was one of the strongest men of character and integrity I’ve ever known. Years ago I asked him to fill out a book for me about his life. One page asked … Continue reading

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The Older You Get The Better You Get – Unless You’re A Banana

I found this and dozens more great captions from Instagram to use on an 18th BIRTHDAY!  So HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY GRACE FELLOWSHIP! (June 8, 2003) According to dozens of Social Media pages, turning 18 is a milestone birthday to celebrate!  … Continue reading

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Repentance isn’t a religious word…

Luke, a 1st century physician, wrote an accurate account of the life of Jesus which included His birth and early years, including information about Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist. Luke did a meticulous investigation of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection … Continue reading

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A Different GOAT

There’s not been much talk about the GOAT in sports recently, but this week I was reading some things Jesus said that actually relate to a better meaning of the GOAT. Whether you’re a follower of Jesus or not, what … Continue reading

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Despair and Hope

When your soul’s in despair, change your focus. In light of what’s going on in culture there are times I feel a sense of despair as did the author of Psalm 42 which I just read. In these times of … Continue reading

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HE’S NOT HERE – HE IS RISEN

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. Of course, one of the most significant places we visited … Continue reading

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