Archive for February, 2018

The Ten Commandments….Why?

The Ten Commandments….Why?

A preface to the Lord writing The Ten Commandments was the Israelites leaving Egypt and entering the wilderness.  I think that this is important to remember to help us to relate to what the Israelites may have been facing.  Many of us have both an “Egypt” in our lives — times of bondage and servanthood […]

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  February 28, 2018   No comments
Disobedience – Its own Worst Reward

Disobedience – Its own Worst Reward

As a child, the last of 5 and the only girl, I was a compliant little angel.  For the most part I did want to make waves, was eager to please and loved the attention it attracted from my mom, who was quite overwhelmed, I imagine.  However, on those days where I decided to talk […]

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  February 26, 2018   No comments
God Is Our Shield

God Is Our Shield

If we look for them, God gives us reminders of his lessons in all sorts of places; particularly when we need them most. No matter where my faith journey has taken me, I have always tried to remain open to the lessons God is trying to teach me. The biggest hurdle for me has been […]

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  February 23, 2018   No comments
Promises

Promises

God made several promises to Abraham in exchange for his obedience, faith and love.  How many times have you made a promise, or watched someone make a promise that they haven’t kept? I thought hard about how many times in my life I have promised something and asked my kids if they ever made a […]

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  February 21, 2018   No comments
Baptism

Baptism

Baptism Sunday happens a few times a year at West Ridge, our next Baptism Sevice will be Sunday, April 22nd.  If you are at the point in your walk with God where you want to publicly proclaim your desire to follow Him, sign-up here or contact Greg Bowman to learn more about being baptized at […]

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  February 20, 2018   No comments
Rock Band Camp

Rock Band Camp

Want to develop your musical craft this summer? On June 11th -15th from 9am – 3-pm, Rock Band Camp students from 12-18 years old will learn and perform songs from Pink Floyd to current artists like The Black Keys.  While learning to cultivate their musical ability, awareness of the arts, history of popular music, we […]

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  February 20, 2018   No comments
Don’t Get Caught in the Deep End

Don’t Get Caught in the Deep End

I can honestly say I don’t think if God had told me to build a huge Ark in the middle of a hot and dry area that I would have obeyed.  Then again that’s why He chose Noah for the job. He was a righteous and Godly man in a time when most men did […]

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  February 19, 2018   No comments
Flooding in Life

Flooding in Life

  How do we find the good, when everything seems flooded and unstoppable? There are many times in life we become paralyzed with fear, frustration, anger, sadness or a combination of them. These emotions flood our hearts, thus devastating our days with negativity and inability to see unveiling lessons. I tend to flinch into a […]

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  February 16, 2018   No comments
You always have a seat at the Table

You always have a seat at the Table

When I was a freshman in college, I came back home for Spring Break to be with my family.  To celebrate one night, we headed over to a well-known Japanese restaurant in our town. This was the first time I had ever eaten Japanese food.  We walked in on a busy Friday night and I […]

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  February 14, 2018   No comments
It Wasn’t Me

It Wasn’t Me

Tony Danza was the Boss, we drank Tang, people used land lines, we played atari, listened to music on walkmans, had trapper keepers, and babysat by age 10.  Our hammer pants may have defined our clothing style, but bangs described hair.  They could be feathered, permed, blunt, curled like a banana flowing down your face, […]

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  February 10, 2018   No comments