GAPnotes: Visiting/Life Update

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By Chris Not going to lie, we’ve been going through GAP withdrawal. How do you cure an addiction? Clearly by coming back for more – we’ll be visiting May 18 to May 22 and we’d love to see you all. After several months, April finally was offered a position at her dream job at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, NJ. We …

GAPnews: Cookie Book

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By Georgianna & Sarah Blosch The GAP Cookie Contest is a highly competitive event where graduates and professionals from all different backgrounds compete for the honorable title of best cookie. Many Northstar GAP members participated with a total of 16 entries, each cookie characterized by unique flavors and colors. The contest judging was difficult and not for the faint of heart but in …

GAPnotes: Sunrise Service

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by Viktor O This morning the GAP group met at 6:45am in Heritage Park for a (rainy) sunrise service. I’ve always been quite fond of those. It was just a sweet time of worship, prayer, and a little devotion to start off a busy Easter day. Huge thanks to Beth A for basically organizing the whole thing, Aaron P for …

GAPnews: Drywall & Cookies

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On the 1st Tuesday of each month all the Graduate and Professionals (GAP) small groups gather together for ‘BIG Group’. This is a chance to catch up with friends and new folks in other groups. But it’s also a chance to fellowship and sometimes even serve together. We usually have between 30-50 people at BIG Group so we’ve been fortunate …

GAPrayer Fridays

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By Beth A It’s true I’m a peace forfeiter. It’s hard to admit but it’s true. Not only that, but every day I try to shoulder the weight of all my cares, I stumble upon my own arrogance as I try to tackle each day on my own. Instead of asking the Creator of the Universe for advice I ask …

Farewell Post: Liz

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[Liz has been a faithful GAPer ever since arriving in Blacksburg in 2010. Liz had a hand in planning just about every GAP event, whether you knew it or not. And that was basically her style: consistent, humble, selfless service. Never boasting but always willing. Its appropriate, then, for her to be the first to get a farewell post on …

GAPnotes: Resolving to Be His Hands and Feet

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“Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.” ~Saint Teresa of …

GAPnotes: Childhood Memories

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By Eddie Brown God always has this way of rekindling deep thoughts from spiritual “revelations” of my past. I have not been able to verify if this phenomenon is common for most people but I would hope so. The depth and richness of those memories reborn are something that I treasure dearly.  Most recently it has come in the form of …

GAPservice: A Children’s Bible

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By Rebecca Murray One of the reasons I chose Northstar — and GAP in particular — was the service component. I have wanted to give back to the community but have always been confused on where to begin. At our October BIG Group, I learned about the opportunities available to assist local food programs. In addition, the calendar function on …