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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…

On a Financial Note…

Where are we, The River, financially? Sunday afternoon, January 28, The River Church held its annual business meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to review our financial data from 2017 and present the 2018 budget to be voted on by the members who were present. The finance team operates under the authority of the elders and reports to the…

Drawn To Haiti Again

I went on my first mission trip to Haiti in February of 2017. While there, I was able to use my experience as a medical assistant to help with clinics held for Haitians who have limited access to healthcare. I was able to check their blood pressure and assist with handing out medications and vitamins.…

A Challenging Opportunity

Some of the best things come as a result of discipline. For example: Becoming debt-free requires choosing to live on less. Getting in shape means changing one’s diet and scheduling exercise. In starting a new business, one has to sacrifice long hours and assume some financial risk. Saving for retirement means modifying today’s desires for long-term security.…

Year-End Giving 2017

Tami Richardson, our RiverBank Kids Director, showed me a video a parent sent her of their preschool daughter singing the song she learned on Sunday morning at The River. As the little girl swayed and twisted with energy she sang: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged. Our Lord God…