Life is full of potential traps that, if we’re not careful, can squeeze out our joy and peace. King David knew this fact. In Psalm 25, he says, “My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only He will release my feet from the snare.” As the King of Israel, there were snares all around him. He had national enemies that wanted nothing more than his demise. Because of his powerful position, there was the potential to get “too big for his britches.” Many have said, “Absolute power corrupt
Last Sunday, March 12th, we celebrated the baptism of a member of our church. It was a time of joy, but more than anything, it was a time of connectedness. Baptism is not to be trivialized to a mere symbol: something that represents death, burial, and new life in Christ. Baptism, like communion, is sacramental. It is a visible expression of an invisible reality – much like a kiss. Nobody would degrade a kiss to the place of mere symbolism. A good kiss – one of proper ethic an
If you walk through any store this time of year, you'll find a myriad of Easter displays. And in my experience, 9 out of 10 of the items there are secular in nature for the holiday. Whether it is an Easter bunny, Easter egg, Easter basket or some kind of Easter-themed candy, Easter in its secular form is everywhere! What is a parent to do about it? You can't simply avoid shopping this time of the year. Families still need the essentials. As director of Children’s Ministry at
March is my favorite month for weather in the Willamette Valley. This time of the year marks the beginning of the transition into spring. The ubiquitous overcast skies begin to break up. Flowers make their reappearance. And the temperatures gradually edge upwards of 60 degrees - causing Oregonians to start wearing shorts and t-shirts again, and making native Californians regard us as crazy people for doing so. It also means that we get to see the backdrop of blue sky set agai
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Every two weeks, one of the RBC staff members will write a short blog about their area of ministry, church events, or their personal walks with God! New posts appear every other Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.