Sermon Series

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
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