If You’re Not Going All In, Stay Out

I have an idea for a small business I think would be a huge success in my area. How do you feel about me keeping my current day job, and hiring a full-time manager for the business to handle the day-to-day operations, while I do the accounting and oversee things? If it doesn’t break even […]


Guilt: True or Toxic

I have often told patients that, “Guilt is the most useless emotion we have unless it leads us to change our behavior.” While this statement contains a grain of truth, it is far too simplified. True, guilt is the emotion we experience when we have done something wrong. It’s the gnawing sense that we have […]


The Concealed Weapon
Are You Locked and Loaded?

I am a “natural” when it comes to making spiritual decrees and declarations. The words contained in the Bible sometimes flow out of me faster than I can even think them! I have personally seen the power of God’s Word come to bear in small situations and in major events. Therefore, I want to be […]


Faith @ Work with Robert Fike

How were you encouraged to become a Christian at 22? Robert: After making bad choices, I was between a rock and a hard place. One Saturday morning, with no answers to any of my issues, a friend of a friend showed up at my house with the help I needed. After showing Christ to me, […]

RRC Pastors Perspective- April

God Makes Much of Meager Offerings

This month’s Pastor’s Perspective is delivered by Father Andrew Rowell, Christchurch Anglican I’ve had two passages from the Bible on my heart for the past few weeks. When read together, they offer a profound reminder that, on the one hand, we can do nothing without God’s help and, on the other, that God will take […]


The Kindness of God Beholding
His Goodness in a Cruel World
by Nate Pickowicz

There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of Nate Pickowicz’s new book The […]


God’s Grace for Every Family
by Anne Meade Harris

Thirty percent of families in the US are led by a single parent. Nearly nineteen million children have just one parent in their home. And while the actual numbers will vary from nation to nation, most of the Western world experiences something similar—large numbers of families that are led by just one parent. Sometimes the […]

From the Publisher RRC April

No Rain, No Growth

Springtime is so exciting. I love watching the buds break through as nature wakes back up and begins its next season of growth. But there’s a downside. The rain! I love the Fall season the most because temperatures are mild, the sun is shining, and it’s dry. That might be good for top-down rides in […]


Self-Esteem & Depression

We find ourselves living in challenging times today with many spiritual, psychological, and physiological struggles in almost every part of our lives. A study by the NIMH reports twenty-one million adults (8.4%) in the US have experienced a major depressive episode. While there can be many different causes it might be beneficial to address one […]

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A Warm Place

During the recent winter months, amidst freezing temperatures, we were provided an opportunity to remember those who do not have adequate shelter and be thankful for ministries and other organizations who reach out to those without a home. Chris Avell is the pastor of a church called Dad’s Place in Bryan, Ohio. He has a […]