I’ve been working real hard today trying to get everything ready for Sunday.  While sitting here at the iMac, I’ve been blasting the music from Pandora.  The music station is Chris Tomlin.  It has been hard to get the work done.  As I listened to some of the songs, tears have filled my eyes.  I have been overwhelmed by the presence of Jesus this morning.


As I finished our weekly newsletter and a newsletter to our financial/prayer partners, God has flooded my mind with all of the things we have done to help people find real life in Christ.  I’ve looked at pictures.  I’ve thought about those who visited us and never came back.  I thought about those who joined us and no longer attend.  My heart is heavy.  Then I think about all the lives that have been changed by our ministry.

Yet, God is at work.  He always has been.  I would have never imagined that I would have church in my house.  On one hand, it’s weird.  But, on the other it’s awesome.

I don’t know the future.  I don’t know who will show up Sunday.  There are just some things that I don’t know.  There are some things, though, that I do know:

  • God loves us more than we’ll ever know.
  • God is building our character and getting us ready for eternity.
  • Jesus is THE only way.
  • Most people don’t get that . . . which is the greatest of all tragedies.
  • God has put together an awesome group of people at River Ridge.
  • I’m honored to be a part of something much bigger than myself.