The Challenge Of Seeing Ourselves As God Does, In A World Trying To Ensure We Don’t

You know the other day I was thinking about something Paul said towards the end of Romans, and it’s stuck in my heart and mind lately. This is something that I don’t think too many of us people…and even us Christians who believe Christ lives in us can see or accept about ourselves. Romans 15:14 I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness… NLT Paul says he is convinced that you . . . Read More »

Discouragement Is How Your Soul Processes The Challenging Circumstances Of Life

Welcome everyone to week two of our big fall series on the Soul.  We have jumped into an incredibly important conversation, on the most important part of our lives…the most important, but also the most ignored area of our lives.  We are talking about and focusing on the soul.  This is a big deal because we live in a world full of people who are struggling right now.  People are struggling emotionally, mentally, and relationally.  Our inner worlds . . . Read More »

Some Parts of Reality Are Just Hard To Embrace

So last week was a special week, which culminated in an awesome Sunday service.  We had the opportunity to celebrate Mountain Ridge Church turning 20 years old.  That is a big deal, and I’m so thankful that we took the time to break out of our normal routines, and Sunday Services and just to celebrate the place that means so much to so many of us.  It also gave us the opportunity to reflect on MRC, the life . . . Read More »

Why am I wounded, how do I know I am wounded, what to do about it?

We want to start today and share something everyone needs to hear.  It’s okay to feel like you are not okay.  We all walk through life with that sinking feeling that we aren’t all together or we don’t measure up to who we should be.  That is just part of being human.  If you feel that, you aren’t alone.  For some, those feelings pop up now and then.  For others, they would say, those feelings define who they . . . Read More »

Sometimes Pain Comes In Handy

I’m just going to come right out and say this as we get started today, I think today we are going to get into the true reality of life today, and if we are honest, reality isn’t always pretty.  So as we jump into the next story in our “I Am Second” series you need to know, this one is going to be very raw.  I know it might not be the world we show people on social . . . Read More »

The Quiet Killer

View video on YouTube ‘Ashley Rawls I am Second.’ In the middle of her story, she talked about having a secret. Secrets are about control. We feel out of control in our lives so to get that sense control, we try to control something. And, we keep it secret because we don’t want anyone to know. We live in a world where we bounce between being in control and being out of control. The irony is, we have . . . Read More »