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Monday, 08 August 2016 11:36

The Only Hope for America

Written by Daniel Atkins

As a father of three kids, I often catch myself worry-ing about the kind of world my kids are growing up in.  We are seeing our nation collapse on itself.  Morally, spiritually, and economically, our nation is in a mess. People are being murdered in our streets and the racial and political divide is wors-ening by the day.

Friday, 01 July 2016 07:00

Big Deal!

Written by Bryant Hansen

 

When my brother was about two years old, he began to mimick my father’s “pet phrases.”  One particular phrase was “big deal.”  He would hear my father in conversations with friends or other businessmen and my father would inevitably say to one of them, “Well, big deal” (meaning that he was unimpressed).

When my daughter Kaylee turned 16 I began teaching her to drive. I discovered there’s nothing more thrilling or more terrifying than hurtling through space with a teen at the wheel—like being on my own personal roller coaster! 

Christians around the world have recently observed and celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  While Easter may have come and gone, the message of His resurrection should remain with us in all times.  Easter Day begins a season where we reflect on how this truth shapes our lives in all times.  The proclamation that has rung throughout the generations continues to be our theme:  “He is not here. He has risen” (Luke 24:5). 

Thursday, 03 March 2016 07:49

Pastor's Perspective by Trip Healey, Ridge Church

Written by Trip Healey

  Bringing Showy Home

 

Here I anxiously sit in a hotel room in Guangzhou, China, halfway around the world from everything familiar, waiting to meet my daughter for the first time, and I had this thought, “As Christians, what do we have to fear?”

Do You Measure Up?


A little boy proudly announced to his dad that he was six feet tall.  His father asked, “How did you determine that?” The little boy replied, “I made me a measuring stick. See, it says I am six feet tall.”  Sometimes we make our own measuring sticks to evaluate ourselves. Often times we compare ourselves to others, and as long as we pick the right people to measure ourselves against, we can measure up. The only problem is we are not compared to our own standards or even other people’s--we are compared to God. 

She couldn’t believe it! Her “happily ever after” man: what happened to him?! He used to be so caring, so attentive. Now he NEVER…!!!
What happened to her?! This princess who made all his dreams come true: what happened to her?! She used to admire him constantly. Now she ALWAYS…!!!

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:21

How to Have the Perfect Christmas

Written by Allen Newton

Every year, millions of dollars and countless hours are spent trying to obtain the perfect Christmas. Even so, after all of the presents are unwrapped and the tree is taken down, we are left with the emptiness of unpaid credit cards and bare bank accounts.  And we wonder why Christmas wasn’t all we hoped it would be.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 18:50

Surprised by God's Word

Written by John Schmidt

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV)

 

I am a pastor and I often quote these verses, but every now and then I am still surprised when I see God’s Word accomplishing far more than I expect. It happened again just last week. 

My wife, Mimi, and I moved to Montgomery five months ago when I accepted the call to be the new Rector (a fancy Anglican word for “head pastor”) of Christchurch. Mimi was seven months pregnant when we arrived. Thus the craziness of moving to a new city to shepherd a whole new community was profoundly punctuated by the arrival of our first child, a son, Stephen Ebenezer (“Eben”) in June! 

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