Women of West Ridge

Defining YOU: Fall Study

Defining YOU: Fall Study

Women of West Ridge invite you to be a part of our Fall study “Defining You”. [Insert your name here] you are unlike anyone else God created.  For some, recognizing our passions and gifts may be easy to decipher.  But for others, there is so much running through our heads that it is difficult to […]

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  October 6, 2021   No comments
WOW Serving Event: Ruth Project

WOW Serving Event: Ruth Project

Join the Women of West Ridge as we serve our community in Elgin.  The Ruth Project provides practical provisions, to foster and adoptive families with clothing, supplies, and equipment. Sometimes families are given a moments notice that a new child or children will be staying with them. As a foster family joins the Ruth Project, […]

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  August 29, 2021   No comments
You always have a seat at the Table

You always have a seat at the Table

When I was a freshman in college, I came back home for Spring Break to be with my family.  To celebrate one night, we headed over to a well-known Japanese restaurant in our town. This was the first time I had ever eaten Japanese food.  We walked in on a busy Friday night and I […]

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  February 14, 2018   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
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
Power to the Faint

Power to the Faint

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; […]

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  February 7, 2017   No comments
Brokenness

Brokenness

Ann Voskamp has become one of my favorite authors.  I find myself when reading an article or one of her books, not able to put it down.  I also find myself internalizing every word that I am reading.  Over this past holiday I picked “One Thousand Gifts” off of my bookshelf.  (The story of how […]

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  January 10, 2017   No comments