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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What I Learned About Reading Scripture From My Dog

It is fascinating watching my dog as I bring her a meal. The same dish, the same place, the same food. And she can’t wait to dive in! It’s not that we don’t give her something special or something different from time to time. It’s not that we don’t have a good supply of treats […]

Watching Him Run

I saw a mother run toward her child in the mall. The boy was middle-school aged. He was with a friend. They had shopping bags in their hands. And when the mother saw the boys she ran toward them. And what she did next gave me pause. She screamed at them. There in the mall. I […]

And There Was Joy!

As Paul and Barnabas were on mission sharing the good news about Jesus, they encountered resistance among some of the Jewish population while Gentiles were giving them more of a hearing. Luke reports on this response from Gentile who had grasped what Paul and Barnabas announced to them: “For so the Lord has commanded us, […]

And Jesus Asked . . .

Have you noticed how a conversation can be shaped by the question that gets asked? (I just did it! I set you thinking along a certain line of thought by asking a question.) Because of that, the question asked can often drive the answer. Just by asking the question or the kind of question, an […]

Don’t Think About Reading . . . Just Read.

It’s a very common habit–making “New Year’s Resolutions.” Lots of people do it. Lots of people don’t keep the resolutions they make. In spite of the good intentions, they just never seem to follow through. This doesn’t mean making such resolutions is a bad thing, but maybe a little more thought into the resolutions would […]