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Why a Men’s Ministry

Why a Men’s Ministry

The overshadowing purpose of the men’s ministry must be to produce better men, through the understanding that because life is a process, so also is our spiritual life. Neither is ever static, and we can always grow. Thus, the theme—better men, make men better. Some of the more important facets of the purpose of the […]

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  January 2, 2022   No comments
Am I ever thankful!!

Am I ever thankful!!

Thanksgiving brings the “thanks” or thankfulness out of most of us. That’s a good thing. It shows that we are taking a moment to pause and consider that which we are thankful for…and it’s the perfect time to express that. I am particularly thankful this year for what is happening here at West Ridge and […]

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  November 30, 2021   No comments
If I were God…

If I were God…

If I were God, I’d be thrilled. There’s a MAN singing in church. And, he’s raising his arm as he sings. Not only is he singing, he’s “into” his worship and praise. On top of that he most likely could care less if he’s singing a bit off key or off the beat. Nor does […]

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  August 20, 2021   No comments
When it’s Hard to See the Joy

When it’s Hard to See the Joy

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient […]

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  March 26, 2020   No comments
Social Media Got You Drained?

Social Media Got You Drained?

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) In times such as these, social media can feel like a distraction from the stress when it really just adds to it. Is your social media usage lifting you up or draining your positivity? You get to be in […]

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  March 26, 2020   No comments
21-Day Experiment: Day 1

21-Day Experiment: Day 1

Question: Are there some things in your life you are reluctant to give up in order to follow Jesus completely? What would it cost you to burn them (v19)? Paul in Ephesus While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked […]

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  April 16, 2018   1 comment
All For Love

All For Love

I don’t think we truly remember or understand the great love our Lord and Savior endured for us, All for love. I know I didn’t until 4 years ago. I was raised to thank Jesus for his sacrifice but I never really understood what that meant. When I understood that sacrifice it changed my life. […]

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  March 31, 2018   No comments
Stories Are An Incredible Gift

Stories Are An Incredible Gift

As a child (and even as a teenager), I loved to sit on my Nanny’s bed and watch her get ready for the day.  She was very particular about her appearance and never left the house without her hair precisely coiffed and her makeup perfected.  Most days I would listen to her sing, but sometimes […]

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  March 30, 2018   No comments
Twirly Dress and Palms

Twirly Dress and Palms

We grew up Catholic and I liked Palm Sunday because who wouldn’t want to twirl in a Spring dress and wave some Palm Branches as a kid.  And the best part was, we got to take those palms home.  As a child hearing the story of Palm Sunday, it seemed so exciting and joyous. See, […]

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  March 28, 2018   No comments
Our Family Tree

Our Family Tree

Over the past few years there has been a resurgence in wanting to know our ancestors and for some wanting to take it one step further our DNA and how it explains our lineage and history. Sites like ancestory.com and myheritage.com have allowed users to discover their elusive ancestors and build out on those branches […]

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  March 27, 2018   No comments