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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...

Mary Magdalene in the Bible

Posted by Richard Crockett on

  Remember the childhood story of the Little Red Hen? No one wanted to help plant, harvest, ground, or bake the bread; yet everyone wanted to help her eat it! So it is with those precious servants of Jesus Christ. They’re the first ones at the church and the last ones to leave, they...

King of My Heart

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

Recently, Ray and I went on a big adventure with our youngest son, Josiah.  We said "goodbye" to Anna and Zachary and began a journey that took us 3 flights and about 29 hours.  We landed in Sofia, Bulgaria and within in just about an hour we were in a car and headed to Shumen...

Rescue

Posted by Dusty Cookson on

Psalm 91:14-15 14 The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me.     I will protect those who trust in my name. 15 When they call on me, I will answer;     I will be with them in trouble.     I will rescue and honor them. Think of a time in your life...

Read...Read...Read

Posted by Brooks Wachs on

Reading books…it is something I enjoy today, but growing up it was something I had a great disdain for. Growing up I struggled with reading and tried to avoid reading anyway I could. That disdain continued through high school, but would be squashed during my freshman year of college. I...

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