Take a time-out!


“I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.”

~ Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

We have learned a lot from our Coronavirus days.  Life came to a screeching halt for most of the world to the detriment of millions of people who lost their jobs or a loved one.  Even in the midst of tragedy or times of struggle, God teaches us.

One of the greatest lessons we needed was to learn how to stop.  Pre-Coronavirus, our schedules were packed.  We spent more time on things that ultimately didn’t matter and had no time for the things that did.  Many of us would agree to that statement.  What Coronavirus forced us to do was to stop.  We spent more time with family and more time doing things that mattered.  We were forced to budget, to save, to support local businesses, to clear our schedules, and to spend time with the most valuable people in our lives. 

Now that things are starting to return to normal, let me encourage you to take a time-out.  Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the busy life.  As you build your schedule back up, consider all the things that we learned from these past several months.  To enjoy God, enjoy His creation, and to enjoy your family and the fruits of your labor is a gift.  Don’t forget to open it frequently.

Be Encouraged!

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Pastor Chris Ridler

Pastor Chris is married to his beautiful wife Becky and has a precious son named Noah. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University and is currently working on his Master’s of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. Chris has served in full time ministry for over 13 years – as either a Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor or House Parent and is passionate about seeing people grow in their walk with Christ and disciple others for the glory of God’s kingdom.

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