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 […]


Hope Inside A Russian Doll

I want to tell you a story about a Russian Doll, but let me set it up first. As March unfolds, our hearts turn toward the upcoming Easter celebration, a time when we reflect on the profound significance of Jesus Christ’s life, death, and His “victory securing” resurrection. Easter is not merely a date on […]

From the publisher RRC Feb

True Love

Many things stick out about the day I married my wife, but my main memory is when she appeared at the end of that long aisle at the back of the church. Her radiance took me aback. Adorned in her beautiful dress and her rosy cheeks blushing through her veil, I was stunned by the […]

RRC Jan From the Publisher

Embracing Change While Being Rooted in Him

Do you like change? I’ve always enjoyed the newness it brings, even when challenges might accompany it. So, with the New Year upon us, I can’t help but celebrate pivots, fresh starts, and a chance to reinvent ourselves. But let me also suggest the best change is when it’s anchored to the hope of Christ. […]


Rushing Past the Extraordinary in Pursuit of the Ordinary

Do you feel it yet… the busy rush of the Christmas season? Even among the Advent Wreaths and Special Services, we can still come to the end of the month andfeel like we completely missed the whole purpose of our celebration. Our world often seems to rush past the extraordinary in pursuit of the ordinary. […]

From the publisher RRC NOv

Thanksgiving: More Than a Feast!

Did you feel that cold air that came through the area at the end of last month? Around our house, when those first few cold days show up, it’s time for fires in the backyard or screened porch. Sitting around those early fall fires, there’s a sense of warmth and gratitude that stirs within us […]

By Grace Alone RRC OCt23

By Grace Alone

As we land on another month and a fresh new season, I am reminded of the great privilege we have in being part of a community that thrives on faith, hope, and love. That only happens because of the foundation we believe a life should be built upon. Unlike the world, whose measure is one’s […]

From the publisher Sep23 RRC

“My Christianity” is Suffering

I don’t know about you, but I have a bad habit of shaping Christianity to match my preferences more than my preferences being shaped by Christianity. When that happens, I live way below the overflowing life God offers me as His child. I miss out! God’s creation is diverse and so are His children. His […]

fromt he publisher RCC Aug23

God’s Not Mad at You

Our world is full of judgment and condemnation. Cable news and social media are two easy examples. But there are others closer to home. Sadly, this could be your parents, friends, or even spiritual leaders. Here’s the worst part about that… all that judgment and condemnation can wrongly creep into the way you see God […]

publishers note July 23

Flying to the Scriptural Truth

In our journey through life, we will face ongoing challenges that seek to shape our thinking and steer us away from God’s truth. The world around us, and our human nature, with its inherent flaws, constantly strive to influence our beliefs and actions. We encounter various sources of influence, such as marketing tactics, news narratives, […]