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Worship Prayer September 16, 2014

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One of our people recently was frustrated with prayer meetings. They seemed to be boring, redundant, nothing more than a list of things to ask God for, and all about us and what we need. She found that it was kind of perfunctory, kind of boring. So she began to research different kinds of prayers, and she stumbled across a resource that talked to her about worship prayer.Continue

The Fear of the Lord September 9, 2014

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Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (NIV).

I was thinking about the time when I was most afraid. RobAnne and I were at a conference in Seoul, South Korea, and it was right before the Olympics. We were in a taxi going from the church where the conference was being held to our hotel, and there was a huge traffic jam, so we decided to get out of our taxi and simply walk over to our hotel.Continue

Looking Forward September 5, 2014


This past weekend I got to spend a little bit of time with my granddaughter, Flora, and something took place that really spoke to me. My son, R.W., and I were lying on the floor, and Flora was between us on her blanket doing what babies do – smiling, cooing, moving her legs and arms, and just being a great baby. Continue

Talking Too Much September 2, 2014


A few years ago I had a mentor who really spoke wisdom into my life. There are so many things that I’m doing now that I can relate back to Bob and his wise words to me.

He used to say things like, “How good would you be if no one else showed up?” to drive home the point that it’s important that I value my co-workers. But one time he looked me in the eye and said, “Ridge, you talk too much.” Continue

Date Night August 29, 2014

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I want to tell you, last Saturday night I had a wonderful time with my wife, RobAnne. She and I went out on a good, old-fashioned date. We went to a movie and dinner, and we had wonderful conversations together. We talked about church, we talked about kids, we talked about life, and we talked about our futures. Continue