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A Posture of Patience

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

It is no secret patience isn’t always my area of specialty. My wife would affirm. But, what I’ve come to realize is that often my lack of patience is a direct result of a lack (or unwillingness) to trust. It points to a lack of trust in a loving and sovereign God. The same God who...

Community…A Race Ran Together

Posted by Brooks Wachs on

As I sit in my office today writing this blog, I have had time to reflect on the journey that was my 8th Half Marathon. This year I chose to go back to Kansas City and run a race I have done twice before. I chose to do this for several reasons: It is a place I am comfortable with, they had a new...

The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

  I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He...

The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He didn't own...

The Dynamic Duo

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

There have been some big changes in our household over the past few months.  Zachary headed off to college, Anna became the "oldest", and Maya is now a Ridgway.  This has posed some challenging moments in our house.  Until August 7th, 2017, Josiah was the youngest.  He had...

In Jesus' Name I Pray...

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

In the Christian church, it is our tradition to end our prayers with “In Jesus’ Name I pray”.  Have you ever stopped to really think about what that statement means?  It is not just a tidy way to end our prayer.  It is the acknowldegment of the power that is...

Celebrating the Win

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

It’s no easy thing for me to say, especially as a St. Louis Cardinals fan. But, the baseball team I’ve grown to loathe, the Chicago Cubs, know how to celebrate a win.   For 108 years, loyal fans stood by their lowly “lovable losers” and committed to an annual...

Coffee…it is more than just a drink

Posted by Brooks Wachs on

It is no secret to many of you, I enjoy my coffee. If you didn’t know that, you’d only have to step into my apartment or office and notice the coffee counters I have in each place. For one, I enjoy the process of making coffee if it is through the espresso machine, the Chemex, French...

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