Posts with the category “devotional”

Finding Purpose - Part 3 [Devo]
May 11th, 2022
Finding Purpose - Part 3— When my two daughters were babies, I had the privilege of staying home with them. Although I loved being home, I often struggled to find meaning in my day-to-day life. In col...  Read More
by Melissa Parker
Finding Purpose - Part 2 [Devo]
May 5th, 2022
Finding Purpose Part 2—On Sunday, Pastor Josh continued our series on “Finding Purpose” by speaking about something we all have experience with: pain. Whether it’s physical pain, like a broken bone, o...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Finding Purpose - Part 1 [Devo]
April 27th, 2022
Finding Purpose - Part 1 — On Sunday, Pastor Tim kicked off the “Finding Purpose” series by making the point that because God created and recreated us, we have purpose in life. God has given us each t...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 8 - Resurrection // Holy Week
April 17th, 2022
“The angel told the women, ‘Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 7 - Jesus in the Tomb // Holy Week
April 16th, 2022
“After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and too...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 6 - The Cross // Holy Week
April 15th, 2022
“They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 5 - Barabbas // Holy Week
April 14th, 2022
“At the festival the governor’s custom was to release to the crowd a prisoner they wanted. At that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. So when they had gathered together, Pilate said t...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 4 - Jesus in the Garden // Holy Week
April 13th, 2022
“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told the disciples, ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’ Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 3 - Last Supper // Holy Week
April 12th, 2022
And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘This is My body,  which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.’  In the same way He also took the cup after supper and sa...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 2 - Cleansing the Temple // Holy Week
April 11th, 2022
“Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves. And He said to them, ‘It i...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Day 1 - Triumphal Entry // Holy Week
April 10th, 2022
“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, wi...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Famous Last Words - Part 3 [Devo]
April 6th, 2022
Famous Last Words - Part 3 [Devo]This past Sunday, we celebrated Communion, as we do the first Sunday of every month. I don’t know about you, but for me, sometimes communion can become rote. I was ta...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Famous Last Words - Part 2 [Devo]
March 30th, 2022
Famous Last Words, Part 2 // Write Your Own Obituary—How will you be remembered when you are gone? What traits will define you to your friends and family?In his message on Sunday, Pastor Tim asked us ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Famous Last Words - Part 1 [Devo]
March 23rd, 2022
Famous Last Words - Part 1 // In the Crossfire—In the crossfire between good and evil, Jesus walked to Calvary surrounded by a throng of people pressing in to see the One who claimed to be the Messi...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Extended // Significant Others - Part 4 [Devo]
March 16th, 2022
Silent Before Its Shearers—How do we deal with difficult family members or situations?When I was younger, my older sister and I seemed to get along pretty well. There is quite a bit of an age gap betw...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Elderly // Significant Others - Part 3 [Devo]
March 16th, 2022
Paying Mom and Dad Back—This past weekend, we had a wonderful celebration with family and friends for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. I am one of nine kids, so with our spouses and kids, plus ex...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Parenting // Significant Others - Part 2 [Devo]
March 1st, 2022
Parenting // Significant Others - Part 2Quantity or Quality—I was recently put in a position where I had to make a choice between work and family. In my role at the church, I get to be involved in man...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Marriage // Significant Others - Part 1 [Devo]
February 24th, 2022
Marriage // Significant Others - Part | “[Submit] to one another out of reverence for Christ” - Ephesians 5:21b (ESV) When I was a kid, my buddies and I loved wrestling. We didn’t just love watchin...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Baptism Sunday [Devo]
February 16th, 2022
Go Deeper | Baptism SundayDo What It Says.—This past Sunday, we had the privilege of watching 20 people be baptized at the Ridge (insert cheering and hollering here!). It was so inspiring to witness t...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Unusual God - Part 5 [Devo]
February 9th, 2022
Go Deeper | Unusual God - Part 5God Can Give You Comfort—In 2015, my whole world was turned upside down. While my family was on a trip in Florida, my husband noticed that his neck was swollen. When we...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Unusual God - Part 4 [Devo]
February 2nd, 2022
Go Deeper | Unusual God - Part 4God Is In Control—About 11 years ago, my best friend, Nathan, showed me a video of people riding longboards down hills, and at 14 years old, it was the coolest thing I ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Unusual God - Part 3 [Devo]
January 26th, 2022
Going Deeper | Unusual God - Part 3How Are You Caring?—On Sunday, Josh Rhodes continued our series “Unusual God” by talking about the vulnerable people all around us. He defined the vulnerable as “a p...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Unusual God - Part 2 [Devo]
January 19th, 2022
Going Deeper | Unusual God - Part 2: Forgiveness—This past Sunday, Pastor Tim continued our series Unusual God by talking about God’s forgiveness. He shared how we, as humans, are in desperate need of...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Unusual God - Part 1 [Devo]
January 12th, 2022
Going Deeper | Unusual God - Part 1Selfish Chelle-fish—My family has always called me Chelle. I adore this nickname, especially when it comes from a tiny niece or nephew. My love of swimming and the o...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Better [Devo]
January 8th, 2022
Going Deeper | BetterTo Be, Just Be“Here’s the bottom line. The Christian life, the church, our faith are not about us, they’re about Him – His plan, His kingdom, His glory.” - Paul TrippThis is the ...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Christmas with The Ridge [Devo]
December 29th, 2021
Going Deeper | Christmas with The Ridge: Be Still —“Be still, and know that I am God.” - Psalm 46:10 The Holiday season can be wonderful. However, it is often full, typically in the exhausting sense o...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 4 [Devo]
December 23rd, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message | The Angels Sing – Part 4 | Gloria!—I grew up in a church that put on a children’s Christmas pageant every year. We dressed up in robes and headscarves and carried a bab...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 3 [Devo]
December 15th, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message | The Angels Sing – Part 3O Holy Night—O Holy Night, a night set apart for sacred use. That is what we see in so many Christmas cards. The artists are giving their vision...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 2 [Devo]
December 8th, 2021
Going Deeper | The Angels Sing – Part 2Legacy of Hope—In many ways, my family’s legacy is death. It’s the thing that most people think of when they think of my family. It began in 1992 when my sister,...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
The Angels Sing - Part 1 [Devo]
December 1st, 2021
Going Deeper  | The Angels Sing – Part 1The Angels Sing—Christmas time is here! I love Christmas music, especially the carols. My family would take drives to see the Christmas lights and sing many car...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
In All Things - Part 2 [Devo]
November 24th, 2021
Going Deeper | In All Things – Part 2Hands and Feet—I went to school to teach biology. I love learning about the intricacies of the world around us and the amazing detail that the Lord has put into al...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
In All Things - Part 1 [Devo]
November 17th, 2021
Going Deeper | In All Things – Part 1In All Things—I am in my office at home, watching the snowflakes, and listening to the sound of construction in the other half of our home. For the past two months...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Finding Joy... - Part 6 [Devo]
November 10th, 2021
Going Deeper  | Finding Joy in Uncertain Times - Part 6Christ the Solid Rock—When I was a kid, I was not a fan of roller coasters. The ups, the downs, the loops, the whole deal. I didn’t experience an...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Finding Joy... - Part 5 [Devo]
November 3rd, 2021
Hello worry, my old friend. We are well-acquainted, you and I. I treat worry like a guilty pleasure, one that I know isn’t good for me, but that I turn to again and again. In quiet moments when I am t...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Finding Joy... - Part 4 [Devo]
November 3rd, 2021
Go DeeperThe verb “be”—There are days that bring back memories of people that have an enormous impact on our lives. My dad would be celebrating his 88th birthday on the 27th of this month. He and my m...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Finding Joy... - Part 3 [Devo]
October 25th, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message:Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?—Picture it: a cookie has gone missing from the treat jar. When two perfect, angelic boys are asked who took the cookie, they both...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Finding Joy... - Part 2 [Devo]
October 25th, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message:Great Joy—This week, as we are studying the book of Philippians, Pastor Tim shared with us that our relationships can be a source of great joy. I have been struggling wit...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Finding Joy... - Part 1 [Devo]
October 25th, 2021
Going Deeper with the Message:Citizens of Heaven—This Sunday, we began our new series “Finding Joy in Uncertain Times” where we are looking at the Book of Philippians and how Paul was able to joyfully...  Read More
by Brandy Gibson