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Posts by The River Church

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Sometimes you don’t know what God is up to until after all is said and done. In July, our student ministry went on a mission trip to Minneapolis. This was the first mission trip for many of the students on our team. Despite their nervousness, they decided to give up a week of their summer…

Choosing the Broken

Salty air, smooth pressed sand that sparkles in the sun, crashing waves, and a gentle breeze cooling our sun-kissed faces the beach is our family’s happy place. Growing up my family traveled to Hilton Head Island many summers for vacation and now Greg and I are blessed to be able to carry on that tradition…

Where is My Freedom?

I have always loved the story of William Wallace. Well, to be completely honest, I really loved it after watching Braveheart. Up until then, I was never aware of his story. Here was a man who was not willing to allow his land to fall under the rule of a foreign government, so he gathered 30…

The Power to Go

One of the most famous passages in all of the Bible is Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” This has always been a verse that…

Open the Eyes of My Heart

In June, my daughter Eliza and I will be traveling to Guatemala for our third short-term mission trip with Faith In Action, a ministry we support at The River Church. People often tell us how amazing they think we are to go on these trips and even say, “I don’t think I could handle that.”…

How to Make Everyday Better

Are your days filled with things you need to get done? Recently, I have incorporated a new practice in my daily life that has reframed each day and made it better than it would have been otherwise. I’m not about to suggest some time management hack or panacea that will eliminate all of the daily…

Tackling Tough Conversations

When I was 11 years old, I was getting off of the school bus from an overnight trip at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana. My entire fifth-grade class had been on an overnight trip, hiking, canoeing, and learning outdoor survival skills. It was an amazing trip. But when I got off the bus, my mom didn’t…

Serving The Chosen

For many years now, The River Church has supported Serve City once a month with meals. We asked Teresa Brand, who has been in their ministry, called The Chosen, to tell us more about it. What is The Chosen? The Chosen is the food pantry and homeless shelter at Serve City, a social service organization…