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 »