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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 college, I had dreamed of becoming an award-winning journalist… a career that would surely give me a feeling of purpose. But instead, after my first child was born, I became a stay-at-home mom.Like I ima...
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, or emotional pain, like losing someone you love, we all encounter pain in our daily lives.Josh referenced John 16:33 where Jesus says, “Be courageous! I have CONQUERED the world.” And in Revelation 21:...
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 talents, abilities, and strengths so that we can make a contribution to this world......
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 go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you.’So, departing quickly from the tomb wit...
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 took His body away. Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about seventy-five pounds of myrrh and aloes. Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen c...
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. ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ they said. They spit on him and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him....
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 to them, “Who is it you want me to release for you — Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” For he knew it was because of envy that they had handed him over.While he was sitting on the judge’s bench...
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 and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, ‘My soul is swallowed up in sorrow — to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me.’ Going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, ‘My ...
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 said, ‘This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you.’ – Luke 22:19-20 Jesus and His disciples were accustomed to celebrating the Passover Feast every year, as required by the...
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 is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making it a den of thieves!’” - Matthew 21:12-13 HCSB.For any of you who have traveled internationally, you know about the exchange ra...
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, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through...
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 talking with my wife, Delaney, about it afterward, and she expressed the same thing. It got us thinking about how much we miss out on when we narrow our focus to how stale the piece of bread is, or how ...
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 to think about what our obituary would say. This led me to analyze myself and where most of my energy is spent. I concluded, “Here lies Kim…she went to work each day, had a tidy house, kept up with th...
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 Messiah. Religious leaders, the soldiers, the crowd, and even the thieves being crucified on either side of Jesus, were all eager to see His life end. Many were enraged by hate; they were unable to see the...
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 between us, due to her being a child of a marriage my dad was in before he met my mom. As she and I got older, I started to form my own opinions and ultimately become my own person. In the process of me g...
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 extended family and friends, it was a huge party! We went all out — a beautifully decorated room, a big meal of rigatoni, fried chicken, and sides, and a tiered wedding cake that Mom and Dad cut… they c...
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 many different things — one of them is planning and producing videos. On this particular occasion, our team was producing a video that required filming on a Sunday, after church. Since it’s part of my jo...
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 watching it, either. Almost every sleepover turned into a full WWE cage match. As we were testing who was the strongest and toughest among us, everyone's main goal was to avoid having to say the most feared ...
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 this step in the journey of faith for so many people, and in such a public way. Each person shared a bit about their journey and what has led them to this point. I was overwhelmed to hear such personal...
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 returned home, he went to Urgent Care, and after several more doctor’s visits and tests, he was diagnosed with Lymphoma. We were shocked and devastated. Things were going so well in our lives… We had...

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