Author Archive: West Ridge

Things that delight me…

Things that delight me…

A sunny fall day My favorite boots Toes in the sand Beautiful sunsets (I’d say sunrise- but I’m not a morning person!) Laughter of children A good hug But, more than anything, it has to be music.  Music can totally change everything about your day.  Think about the last time your favorite song came on […]

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  June 19, 2017   2 comments
20th Birthday Celebration

20th Birthday Celebration

Save the Date as we celebrate West Ridge’s 20th Birthday this Fall. Sunday September 24th 20th Year Celebration Kick-Off Darren will begin a 4 week series reflecting on the last 20 years. Hear our West Ridge’s original Worship Leader Sylvester London and experience his Gospel styling’s along with the West Ridge Choir. Make sure to […]

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  June 13, 2017   No comments
Finding Delight in Silence

Finding Delight in Silence

My prayer, most every day: “Please give me patience, tolerance and the faith I need.”  Just getting through the day takes so much energy.  I wonder if I can get through yet another. I don’t have time to take a “day off” from my responsibilities.  Kids, grandson, house, yard …. life.  Sometimes, I just want […]

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  June 12, 2017   No comments
Summer Bags League

Summer Bags League

Join us any Friday night 7-9pm for Bags, Burgers and a fun through July 21st. Bring a friend to be your partner or connect with someone here; adults and teens over 16 please. No need to bring food, but if you have a nice bags set, please bring that along with you.  We look forward […]

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  June 8, 2017   No comments
Men of West Ridge Breakfast

Men of West Ridge Breakfast

Join other men of West Ridge on Saturday July 1st from 8:30 – 10:00am in the Cafe for an amazing breakfast and building of our foundation as men. Nothing frilly, just simple fun and encouragement to set your weekend up for success. Breakfast will be available by donation, but don’t let any cost keep you […]

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  June 8, 2017   2 comments
Summer Play Dates

Summer Play Dates

Get out of the house this summer with your kids and connect with some fellow West Ridgers! This month we will be at Deicke Park in Huntley (Discovery Zone area). WEDNESDAY June 14th – 9:30am – 11:30am THURSDAY June 22 – 6:00p – 8:00pm Questions, call or text Danielle Zapchenk at 847.293.1001. If it is […]

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  June 1, 2017   2 comments
Divorce is a Nasty Word

Divorce is a Nasty Word

Divorce. It’s a nasty word.  I always felt like it made people look at me differently.  I knew in their heads they were thinking “Oh, she is broken and a failure, so sad.” I was married at 21.  He was a bit older and successful.  He told me everything I wanted to hear, needed to […]

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  May 12, 2017   6 comments
What is Conflict anyway?

What is Conflict anyway?

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 (ESV) Conflict, what is conflict anyway? A conflict is usually a serious disagreement or argument, typically a lengthy one between two or more […]

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  May 10, 2017   No comments
Bend like a willow

Bend like a willow

Bend like a willow….For a long time I used to rely on a wise saying that it is better to bend like a willow than break like a mighty oak….The meaning of this to me was that it was better to surrender in love, truth and humility, to a storm of conflict, than to stand […]

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  May 3, 2017   3 comments
Summer Adventure – Gadgets & Gizmos

Summer Adventure – Gadgets & Gizmos

Come and join the fun this summer as our kids will discover that we are Uniquely Wired and Wonderfully Made.  This year’s Summer Adventure is geared to capture the kids’ imaginations about their Creator so they can discover how they are MADE by God, MADE for a relationship with Jesus & MADE to love others. […]

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  May 1, 2017   No comments