In Christ

A loving and authentic Christ-centered family bringing hope, freedom, and purpose to our local and global community.  That’s the preferred future for RCC.  It’s our vision statement.  This is who…

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Every New Day

When I was in high school I discovered a band called Five Iron Frenzy.  I loved their sound.  They are a Ska Band, which means that they are a punk…

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Imperfect Humans

Sometimes I get frustrated when my children aren’t obedient in a timely manner. I try to teach them to “obey right away,” but I sometimes lack grace and patience when…

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Storms and Sticks

I am originally from Missouri, where there is a geological marvel unbeknownst to central Illinois: hills. They provide everything from sledding velocity during the winter to motion sickness in the…

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Memorial Stones

Memorial [ muh-mawr-ee-uh l, -mohr- ] something designed to preserve the memory of a person, event, etc., as a monument or a holiday. Definition from dictionary.com  Memorial Day was yesterday, a day set aside to…

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The Common Good

Happy Memorial Day! Or if you are reading this at a later date… Happy Day! This is truly one of my favorite weekends of the year. It is a great…

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He Has Never Changed!

What happens when everything you know has changed?  Communities like Lewis Memorial in Springfield have had to make many adjustments to assure the safety and wellbeing of their residents and…

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Pray For Our Leaders

Politics!  The mere mention of the word has almost always brought differing opinions, strong statements, and strong positions.  But all of that seems to be magnified in the days we…

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Believe For Greater Things

To say that things seem a little chaotic right now would be an understatement.  We are rounding off week ten of quarantining and sheltering in place, politics are growing more…

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