Author Archive: West Ridge

To Save What Was Lost

To Save What Was Lost

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 19:10). I am someone who usually tries my best to blend into a crowd. When I serve, I prefer to stay behind the scenes, and I blush with embarrassment if someone calls attention to my deeds. When I made the […]

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  October 18, 2016   2 comments
What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference?

It’s not uncommon to hear from Christian skeptics that the Bible is “inconsistent” or “contradictory.” It’s important to remember that the Bible is a collection of individual writings. Different authors, writing at different times (over a period of about 1500 years), in different languages, and writing to different intended audiences all combine into one collaboration […]

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  October 15, 2016   1 comment
Daily Affirmations

Daily Affirmations

In the bible, we are told “do not be afraid” over 100 times.  Yet, when you ask most people why they won’t try something new, many times it is because of fear. Fear keeps us at bay from taking risks and changing the way we think- and changing our lives.  Think back to the first […]

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  October 13, 2016   2 comments
You of Little Faith

You of Little Faith

There are days I am just so weary from the struggles of this life that it’s difficult to see past it.  When I look at the disciples struggling against their storm, I realize what I am being called to do. Jesus approached as the disciples fought the strong winds and rising waves. Fearing he was […]

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  October 11, 2016   No comments
True Conversion

True Conversion

From early on in my life, I’ve heard the cries of the literal and figurative street preacher, yelling at passersbys to “repent and convert to Christianity” or something similar to that.  I won’t get into if that is actually an effective ministry strategy or not.  That’s a different blog entry for a different day.  But […]

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  October 6, 2016   No comments
Light : Something that makes Vision Possible

Light : Something that makes Vision Possible

“But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.”  Acts 9:1-2 Too often we count ourselves […]

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  October 4, 2016   No comments
Finding the church that found ME

Finding the church that found ME

You know the feeling. You watch the movie all the way to the end and as the credits begin to scroll you look around and say, “that’s it?!?  That’s the end?!?!  You left me hangin’ here!”  That’s how I was feeling before I found West Ridge. I’ve always had a strong faith.  Even as a […]

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  October 1, 2016   No comments
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