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Ryan North

I Will Never Leave You

posted on April 14, 2016

Have you ever been in a restaurant and witnessed the interaction between a displeased customer and their waiter? It can be pretty tense depending on how difficult the customer makes it. But it is not the customer’s behavior that is…… Read More

Ryan North

The Shadow of the Almighty

posted on April 8, 2016

Rest. Such a small word. So easy to spell and so easy to speak, yet so hard to find and so hard to do. We live in a busy world, one where our worth is often determined by how busy…… Read More

Ryan North

It’s a New Day

posted on March 30, 2016

I am usually pretty tired when we go to bed at night. We are not early to bed people at our house, so by the time we turn the lights out I am ready for some restful sleep at the…… Read More

Ryan North

Run With Endurance

posted on March 24, 2016

I have the greatest respect for people who run marathons. I can’t imagine the physical and mental strength required to run 26.2 miles. I have friends who run marathons. We have a lot in common, we like the same movies…… Read More

Ryan North

We Have a Strong Fortress

posted on March 17, 2016

Have you ever looked up the definition of the word fortress? It is defined as a “place of exceptional security, a stronghold.” We are told in Proverbs that “The name of the Lord is a strong fortress.” If we substitute…… Read More

Ryan North

Quick to Listen, Slow to Get Angry

posted on March 10, 2016

Of all of the instructions found in scripture, I think that James 1:19 has got to be one of the most difficult to live out every day. It’s a difficult verse, not because it’s difficult to read, but because it’s…… Read More

Ryan North

You Are Dearly Loved

posted on March 2, 2016

Gary Chapman published The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate in 1995. He outlines five ways to express and experience love in the book. They are gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service,…… Read More

Ryan North

A Spirit of Power

posted on February 24, 2016

Life is hard. There is no way around it. We can’t deny it. Some days bring more challenges than others, and the really hard days leave us filled with doubt. And just when we are ready to give up and…… Read More

Ryan North

I Will Be With You

posted on February 17, 2016

I know many people who like going to the movies by themselves. They say that they like the experience of being alone in the theatre. They say that the are no social pressures when you are alone. They say that…… Read More

Ryan North

Wait Patiently

posted on February 10, 2016

Waiting. It seems like so much of our lives involve waiting. We wait in traffic, we wait in line at the store, we wait in line at our kids schools, and we wait at the doctor’s office. But it’s not…… Read More