The groaning of this world (Romans 8:22) wasn’t going to instantly change because Jesus was now my Savior and Lord. That’s the promise ONE day, not TOday. While the circumstances of my life were not categorically changing and improving – my hope and my help had. I now had a Friend, a Strength, a Shepherd and an Advocate. He was what I really needed.
It is crazy to think that I joined Facebook almost 16 years ago…and it was SO much different then. You had to have an email address from a college to even sign up for the app. Most of my “friends” were my classmates that I saw almost every day. We share pictures of our lives:… Continue reading Love Thy “Friends”
My heart – divided by worry, insecurity, uncertainty – was at a loss. It felt like I was emotionally and spiritually paralyzed. There was no means by which I was going to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get out of this one. This was beyond the scale and scope of my own strength and will to press on.
Dan Darling, the VP of Communications at the ERLC, took time to talk with us on the most recent episode of The Pastors Corner. In this clip below, Dan reminds us of the role that the pastor has in our super-charged political world.
I’m a man who has the honor of preaching to large groups of people all over the nation. Sadly, that is just not possible or wise given the world of social distancing we find ourselves in suddenly. However, that doesn’t mean the good news of the gospel needs to be kept away from your people.… Continue reading The New Virtual Speaking World
We have a fun nickname for this guy at our house: The Most Interesting Man in the World. If you want to find out why, you need go listen to our interview with Josh Deckard over on The Middle today. Let’s just say, it includes a job in the White House, partnering with companies and… Continue reading An Interview with Josh Deckard
***To listen to the Christmas Ritchie Raves podcast episode, CLICK HERE*** This week on The Middle, we share with you guys all of our favorite things that will make great gifts as you dive headlong into Christmas shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend. This is the every man's gift guide. They are all great gifts at reasonable… Continue reading Christmas Ritchie Raves
God has given you a specific set of gifts and abilities. While I may not have Matt Chandler's hand motions while I preach, that doesn't negate the gifts He has provided. Don't compare grace, celebrate it.
Her story and mine, are both wrapped tightly around this highly emotional fight for life debate around the world. I was born full term with no arms, not breathing, and with under new late-term legislation, I would have legally been allowed to die. She is the product of an unwanted, late-term teenage pregnancy that with… Continue reading Value, Viability and The Abortion Debate