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The Narrow Path

The Narrow Path

This shouldn’t be a difficult topic to write about. I believe Jesus’ words. Truth is I just want to write out Matthew 7 and say buck up and take the road less traveled. Yes, even if it means denying yourself or earthly treasures in this life because you will reap the reward of eternal life. […]

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  November 4, 2017   No comments
Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters

“I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost The Road not Taken by Robert Frost is one of my favorite poems. So many times in my life, my inner voice has said this to me when I am attempting to make a decision. If I look […]

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  October 19, 2017   No comments
What do you think church is?

What do you think church is?

I work for a company based out of Germany.  Recently the owner of the company came to visit our headquarters while he was in Chicago.  It was a big “to do” in our office.  Everyone had to dress like they were being interviewed and we stood for an hour in the company’s atrium while he […]

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  October 11, 2017   No comments
Doubt and West Ridge

Doubt and West Ridge

“I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24).” Why West Ridge? I knew when asked this question I could sum up my answer in one word, doubt. Jesus, after being crucified and buried rose from the dead. The day we call Easter completes the story of God’s promise to send a savior to […]

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  October 7, 2017   No comments
Another One in the Books

Another One in the Books

One afternoon God had a bit of down time. While He was relaxing he decided to share another success story with those who were with Him. He loved to share stories like these, and those who heard them always rejoiced loudly. As they all sat around Him, he started. “I’m going to tell you about […]

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  October 5, 2017   No comments
Living Life with West Ridge

Living Life with West Ridge

Damaged and broken; just a lost soul doing my best to find a way in this world. I was searching for something six years ago …. I wasn’t really sure what IT was, but I knew I needed it. I was wandering in a world that I thought I could navigate on my own.  I […]

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  October 4, 2017   No comments
My West Ridge Story

My West Ridge Story

The older I get, the more I can look back and recognize some of God’s pretty cool plans with my life. Here I am, looking at how God led me to West Ridge: I grew up in Streamwood, Illinois and was the youngest of three kids. My parents were not active in any church, yet […]

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  October 2, 2017   3 comments
A Bigger Plan

A Bigger Plan

I still can’t believe the God who created heaven and earth chose to save me. Truth is, in the beginning I fought coming to West Ridge. However, I now know that we are here because God has a much bigger plan for our lives than we could have ever imagined for ourselves. The journey that […]

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  September 21, 2017   No comments
This is my church, this is my home

This is my church, this is my home

This is my church, this is my home. These people are like family to me, my soul brothers and sisters. I have laughed and cried, felt anguish and great grief, healing and relief. There have been fervent prayers, many hours of service, life and death moments, and lots of learning and growing. I learned what […]

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  September 19, 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