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
If I’m honest, I’m overwhelmed. I’m sitting here, realizing that I oversee 24 volunteers directly, which make up three different ministries, with four different focus areas. This is definitely the largest group of people I’ve led at one time. I have weekly duties like writing this blog, preparing Bible studies, preparing games that will fit … Continue reading The Kingdom
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
Imagine you are about to go down a water-slide. You have never been down this slide before. You are nervous. You have climbed many flights of stairs to get here. You are trying to catch your breath. You are sitting at the top. The lifeguard has cleared you to go down. There are many unknowns … Continue reading Water-slides, Transitions and God’s Consistency