Archive for September, 2016

Second Home

Second Home

I am lucky enough to be a part of the musicians at West Ridge.  Not only do I get to sing and play with some incredible musicians, I get to stand up on stage and look out at the audience.  Most of you sit in the same seats every Sunday and it’s fun to see […]

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  September 29, 2016   2 comments
When a Wrong is Right

When a Wrong is Right

There’s a saying that two wrongs don’t make a right.  I’ll say that when God’s hand is involved, sometimes a wrong can be very right, and in my case it couldn’t be truer.  To make a long story short, I made a wrong turn and ended up on Rt. 20 very angry at myself for […]

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  September 27, 2016   No comments
Forever Impressions

Forever Impressions

When someone asks me about Tecoloste, my response is always simply Amazing. I cannot even begin to express what it meant to me. The impression that the Tecoloste people left on me was insurmountable. I went with the expectation of helping this little community, teach them some English and help with rebuilding a school.  I […]

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  September 24, 2016   No comments
Here am I, Send Me

Here am I, Send Me

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’  And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8 I have always dreamt of having a loving impact on our world. Though I never knew how I would go about pursuing my dream, I trusted […]

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  September 22, 2016   No comments
Lasting Memories

Lasting Memories

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:9-10 There are some experiences that are […]

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  September 20, 2016   No comments
Just Show Up

Just Show Up

The team I traveled to Nicaragua with was a group of people who attended West Ridge Community Church…all but a few of whom I did not really know.  The team that traveled home was more like a family.  Pulling together, under leadership that got down and dirty like the rest of us, to do God’s […]

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  September 19, 2016   1 comment
Baptized again?

Baptized again?

I was asked this when I made the decision to get baptized. Again; because the first time I was baptized I didn’t have a choice, someone made that choice for me. This time I wanted it on my own. This question came from my mom a devout Catholic. I was born and raised Catholic my […]

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  September 17, 2016   No comments
Baptism Surprise

Baptism Surprise

My parents divorced when I was young. We lived with my mother in MN and my father lived in Kansas. My father was a Deacon at the church that we attended in the summers when we visited him. His mother, my grandmother, was one of the founding members. They were both very active with the […]

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  September 15, 2016   3 comments
A Cleansing Baptism

A Cleansing Baptism

Jesus himself says….“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28: 19-20 […]

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  September 13, 2016   No comments
You Don’t Have to Like to Love

You Don’t Have to Like to Love

Matthew 5:46-47: If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? I generally see myself as a people person. I get along with […]

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  September 10, 2016   No comments