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Why Are We Celebrating Advent?

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

Confusion, distraction, disappointment, half-truths, gossip, bickering, and doubt are words that I would use to describe much of what we see in the world today.  It can be depressing.  It can become very dark.   Advent is a simple exercise in helping us to remember to see the...

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...

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...

Awesome God Stuff

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

Children's Dessert Theater is in full swing and we are having a blast!  Every song is based on scripture and by the end the students will have had the opportunity to learn as many as 20 bible verses!   Each Sunday evening we learn a new song.  As we study the songs, we look at...

Traveling Music

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

Does your family take a vacation?  What does that look like? Our vacations seems to have some notable similarities from year to year. Yesterday, our family took a one day trip to Kansas City.  It was not actually a vacation because it was lacking fun activities, days in a hotel with a...

Is Christ Really Enough?

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

      This past Sunday the student worship team introduced a song in worship called "Christ is Enough".  The lyrics of the song boldly states that "there's nothing in this world that could ever satisfy."  It claims that "through every trial, my soul will sing.  No...

The Garden

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

Kari Jobe is an modern worship leader who has produced some beautiful worship music over the past 5 years.  Her newest album includes the title song called "The Garden".   I would like to share her story as it pertains to this song. Kari was pregnant with her first child and was...

When You don't move the mountains....

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

As many of you know, Ray and I have been in the process of adopting a little girl from Bulgaria for about five years now.  It has been a long process with some big lessons learned along the way.   At times through our process we have felt forgotten.  We had even joked that we...

I Will Boast in Christ

Posted by Susan Ridgway on

During the month of February we will be introducing and learning a song called "I Will Boast in Christ" written by Scott Ligertwood, and Rueben Morgan.  The song is based on the scripture written by Paul in Galatians 6:14 which proclaims that he will not boast in anything but the cross of...