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Holy Discontent

I once heard someone say that no real change happens until there’s a level of disgust at how things are. Intuitively, that makes sense to me. As such, it’s no surprise that every January gym memberships spike. People have New Year’s resolutions and they are discontent with their overall physical health, weight, and how they…

Dressing Up

When I was a kid I loved to dress up (and I don’t mean wearing a dress, but more on that later…) and I think that all kids do. There is something fun about putting on a costume or clothes and pretending you are someone else. Whether it be Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Captain Marvel,…

Irrefutable Hope

What are your favorite holidays? For me, I love the ones that tend to gather our family together. With our children being married they need to go to their in-law’s homes on some holidays, so getting us all together takes patience and coordination. But when we can make it work its tons of fun and…

Have to… Get to…

Another busy Saturday morning. Over breakfast, our family talks about our day. Today, we have to go watch Lily cheer, we have to clean the house, we have to go to the grocery store, we have to go to Target, we have to do laundry, we have to meet our friends for dinner, we have…

Catch Fire in 2019

I love a great campfire. Seriously. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. I love the smell of the burning wood. I love the sound of the crackling embers as the fire begins to consume the heart of the log. For me, even the meals cooked over a campfire seem better than other…

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Christmas is just around the corner. There feels like there is so much to do: lights, decorations, shopping, cooking, wrapping, the list goes on and on. It is easy to get so busy by the Christmas stuff that we forget to get wrapped up in Christ for Christmas. Let me tell you a story of…

Draw Near

What was worship like in church when you were growing up? I know we have people at The River who were never raised going to church, except for an occasional wedding or funeral. So for you, what you experience at The River may be all you have ever known. Perhaps you attended a church where you knew…

It’s Not About The Huddle

It is my favorite season of the year, football season. You were probably thinking that I was going to say autumn, fall, or something similar, but hear me out. Even though I love the changing of the leaves, apple cider, bonfires, and the cooler weather, for me the sound of pads crunching against each other as two teams…