In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
It’s easy to get lost in this season. For some, it’s busyness that’s the distraction—we bounce from family gathering to work party to a get together with friends to another family gathering. We spend more time figuring out how we can possibly make it to every event we’ve been invited to than we do reflecting … Continue reading Hope
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent … Continue reading A Voice Calling
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come … Continue reading Acting Today, Waiting for Tomorrow
This week marks the beginning of Advent, the ‘countdown’ to Christmas. In this season, we remember and anticipate. We recall the coming of Jesus’, we think of the angelic visits to Mary and Joseph, we consider the anticipation of God’s people as they awaited God’s Messiah and we chow down on the pieces of plastic we call … Continue reading Anticipation
Over the course of this year our Junior Youth are working through the entire Bible! While we won’t read every single word of the Bible by the end of our study, by the end of the year we’ll have had the opportunity to see the grand story of the Bible: God’s redemption of his creation. … Continue reading 2 Parts 1 Story
We’ve been back from Longbow for just a couple days now… rested yet?! To keep the tradition alive, it rained on and off all weekend… but we still had a great time! We even squeezed a campfire in Saturday evening when it dried off a little bit. We also elected the rest of our Youth … Continue reading Keeping Up On Goals
A glance at the vision and values of Ridgewood's Youth Ministry.
At this moment, while I write this, we’re driving away from Caronport on our journey back to Ridgewood from Abundant Springs. Situations like this have an interesting tone because there’s such a mix of activities happening. Some of the youth somehow still have some energy to talk and have all sorts of fun while others … Continue reading A Different Path
Last week, for Senior Youth Small Groups, I took on the opportunity to teach the grade 10 girls about the importance of keeping a journal. Throughout the course of my research into the topic, I came across quite a few reasons why it’s important - I’ll paraphrase my favorites here, and you can find my … Continue reading Application: Journaling