Author Archive: West Ridge

Baptism

Baptism

Baptism Sunday happens a few times a year at West Ridge.  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 West Ridge.

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  August 20, 2017   No comments
A Different Path

A Different Path

It’s August. Summer is coming to a close and another school year is about to begin. Normally, I would be busy making sure my daughter has enough clothes that fit her and buying all the necessary school supplies. But this year is different. This year, I have been busy researching alternative school options: private schools, […]

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  August 14, 2017   1 comment
Last Days of Summer

Last Days of Summer

Swimsuits, flip flops, dirty feet, sun kissed faces, lemonade stands, playdates, picnics, dripping popsicles, bike rides, catching fireflies, road trips, heat waves, long days, late nights, lazy mornings, all things summer halted by the return to school. Kids and parents are now immersed with the “Great Back to School Scavenger Hunt” to find 28 glue […]

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  August 11, 2017   No comments
The Difference in Sponsoring a Child

The Difference in Sponsoring a Child

I want to share with you what it is like to sponsor a child in Nicaragua. Steve and I decide to sponsor a child after the Wine to Water event at church last October. The commitment was for a year and seemed like something that would fit into how we wanted to give back. We […]

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  July 16, 2017   No comments
Life in Jesus is Gloriously Easy

Life in Jesus is Gloriously Easy

“Life in Jesus is gloriously easy. It has one responsibility; the responsibility of remaining in union. If you stay in union with Him, He’ll take care of everything else.” –Rufus Mosely This season of my life is nothing I ever imagined I would be going through right now. 27 years with my partner has come […]

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  July 11, 2017   No comments
Ask Stu

Ask Stu

This is Stu ( pictured above in hat ).  He us our “Nica Guy”.  He is usually the answer to most questions.  “Where are the paint brushes?” Or ” What is this guy saying to us in Spanish?”. The answer?  ” Ask Stu”. So, when I was feeling a bit stuck on what to write […]

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  July 6, 2017   1 comment
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
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   1 comment
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