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Molder of Dreams

Each year Riverchase honors the school teachers that spend time teaching our children. We hold our annual Molder of Dreams Banquet for all children in kindergarten through sixth grade. This past Sunday morning invitations for the Molder of Dreams Banquet and an information letter were either placed in your family’s mailbox or given to your…

Our Advocate

Job wanted an umpire (NAS, “mediator”-NIV, “arbiter”-ESV) to stand between him and God. He wanted a lawyer. He was convinced that God was falsely accusing him of doing wrong or God had him confused with another person. He wanted a lawyer so he could plead his case before God and correct God’s misunderstanding and wrongful…

Love

1 Corinthians 13:1  If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.  1 Corinthians 13:2  If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,”…

God, The Creator

Many of you know that one of my biggest passions is art and oil painting. For me there is something exciting to build a large canvas, prime it, and prepare to begin a new painting. Starting with nothing but wood, canvas, and paint, an artist can turn the canvas into anything imaginable. I love the…

Apples of Gold

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. (Proverbs 25:11 ESV) What image comes to mind when you think of apples of gold in a setting of silver? Do you envision a masterful centerpiece welcoming all guests to the table of delightful fellowship with a delicious meal and heart…

Let It Flood

Isaiah 55:10,11 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will my word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to…

One Word

I asked the teens and adults in class last week to share one word that summarizes the past year of 2018. Upon reflection, the following words were shared: Complicated Change Aggressive Pressure Eventful Tiring Privileges Magical Joyful Adventurous Terrible Expensive Broken Overcome They lived it, experienced every moment of it, and this is the thing……

Simple Truths

On January 1st I stumbled upon this poster by Little Truths Studio and thought the simple illustrations spoke to how I want to spend my new year. It is common for many of us to choose to set a new year’s resolution (lose weight, eat healthy, declutter, etc.), but what if in 2019 we chose…

What God Wants

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 NAU) To do justice is to do right toward one another. It is to “do unto others what you would have them…

Happy New Year!

Proverbs 16:1-3The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established. (NASB) As we start a new…