Written on Our Hearts

“My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer”. Psalm 45:1 The desire to memorize portions of Scripture seems to wane as believers mature. Anyone who spends time in the Word loves Psalm 119 and has probably tucked away verse 11. Rightfully so, as it serves to remind us that in order to keep short accounts with the Lord, a quick access to His desires causes us to know what offends Him. How many times has some passage come to mind when going through life’s circumstances? A lot, you say? Do you want that to happen more often? I’ll state the obvious: Commit more to memory and you’ll have an even...

The Simplicity of the Gospel.

One of the things that happens to us as believers as we plunge the depths of Truth in God’s Word, is that the Gospel can become more complicated than it really is. With the best of intentions, we tell people that there is a formula or certain words we need to pray to be “saved”. I remember as young believer studying the Scriptures and listening to preachers present the Gospel, that I had perhaps not said the right words or been sincere enough. I felt like Charlie Brown in the pumpkin patch looking for the “sincerest” pumpkin to arise on Halloween night. Always searching but never quite convinced that I had it right. So, I prayed the same concept over and over...

How Did That Happen?

It really stated back in the mid-1970s when Olga and I had returned from California after serving in the US Air Force. We had bought a house and Walt, Olga’s brother, asked if he could live with us while attending a local Community College. Walt had gotten himself “born again” and began attending a Church in Albany. He shared his faith with Olga, me and our two young sons, much to our displeasure.  After listening to him tell me about Jesus for the umpteenth time, I couldn’t take it any more so I literally made him leave our home. So you know, after lots of “encouragement” from my wife, I did go out with the car and retrieve him later on. He stayed with...

Welcome to Gile Companies

The Gile family began selling products in the late 1970s as a local office supply dealer in Upstate New York. In the late 1990s, we changed our focus to online retail. Today, we operate a group of online retail stores selling a range of products including office products, toys, school supplies and gift items. Along the way, something amazing happened to our founder, Richard Gile, and his family. In December of 1980, Rick discovered the life changing impact of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In the ensuing years, this has had a profound impact on our family, both professionally and personally.