Author Archive: West Ridge

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
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