Five Year celebration

Don’t Miss The River Five Year Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday afternoon, October 22, The River is hosting a picnic. We’ll provide the food. You provide the company! There is no charge.

We’re celebrating five years of the Lord extending His grace and truth through the ministry of The River.

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A Willing Fighter

You’ve probably heard the expression—particularly in the face of some desperate situation. “The doctor fought to keep the patient alive.” “The first responders fought to get to the people trapped in the rubble.” “The pilot fought to bring the damaged plane to a safe landing.” We use the idea of fighting not only to refer […]

Trying Not To Be Casual About It

I know that there are times when, in the midst of a conversation with a friend, I find it hard to track what he or she is saying. My friend isn’t “trying to say something;” he or she really is saying something. The problem is that I don’t always hear with the clarity necessary–so I […]

Anchored Well

The book of Acts is a description; it is not a collection of mandates. In Acts, Luke describes what the experience of the earliest followers of Jesus was like; he tells us what happened. This means when we read Acts we can’t simply conclude that how things happened with them is how things must happen for […]

The Doctor’s Exam and Reading Scripture

In her book Every Patient Tells a Story (New York: Broadway Books, 2009), Dr. Lisa Sanders addresses a number issues related to the “art of diagnosis”—exploring how doctors’ experience, training, and intuition aid them in rightly solving the most challenging of diagnostic problems. In one of the sections of her book, she shares multiple firsthand […]

What Hearing Looks Like

Another dad and I were talking about how we enter into the world of our kids. In order to connect with our children, we’ve discovered how important it is it find a way to get into what matters to them and not simply try to get them to care about what matters to us. That’s […]