Dear High School Graduate

Congratulations! You successfully made it to the end of high school (almost) and will soon be well on your way to the next chapter of your life. Some of you already have the next few years planned out and can’t wait to spread your wings of independence and leave your mark in the world. Others…

Calling All Men

When I read I have an uncanny ability to notice specific sayings or phrases, and I often find myself highlighting those phrases in order to reflect upon them at a later time. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say that I have several notebooks filled with different sayings that I have written down over the last…

Better than Duct Tape

  “He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him (Jesus), in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him (Jesus) and for Him (Jesus).  He (Jesus) is before…

Fired Up for Jesus

The “Fireworks Church” is how many in our community still describe Ridgeview.  What began as a Sunday School get together to shoot off some fireworks became an event that reached several thousand people with the love of Jesus.   Jim Hurd was the heart behind this great ministry.  His love for Jesus and his love for sharing…

Taking Back Your Marriage

For those of us with kids, you totally understand that sometimes a successful day is just keeping your kiddos alive, and that’s ok. Despite our valiant attempts to raise the most perfect, well-rounded little humans we possibly can, we fail. We fail because it’s not our duty to raise perfect children. It’s our duty to…

Silence on the Sabbath

In the beginning the Lord completed His creation work in 6 days and then set aside the 7th day to be a day of rest. He was teaching the people of Israel the importance of rest on the Sabbath.  Also a time of rest for the land every 7th year.  The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai: 2 “Speak…

Spring Cleaning

For a lot of you, you have been long awaiting the arrival of spring. For the last several weeks you’ve been anticipating bright new flowers, warmer weather, and beautiful butterflies. Not this guy. For me, spring means tissues, Benadryl, and nose spray. I totally get the whole “nature comes to life” thing and I really…