Blog Archive


A Whisper in the Chaos (by Enoch Rottier)

August 29, 2018

Can you hear it? Amidst the raging storms, the chaos of every voice screaming to be heard;   A whisper for the soul.     Can you feel it? In …


Knowing the ONE who Does (by Sharon Tiede)

August 15, 2018

Never in my life had I struggled with anxiety, until I did. Fear, yes, and more than a little creative “depression,” but nothing clinical. Recently, I waded through my old art …


Lyrics for August 26, 2018 Combined Service

August 9, 2018

Please click the following link for the lyrics: Lyric Sheets for Ritchie Park Service – August 26 (Web Version)


A light in the Dark (by Monika Bossart)

August 8, 2018

Through the stormy waves I ride There is no direction in sight I fumble for CONTROL Which I cannot find Fear strikes like a piercing sword Waves high; I cannot …


Behind one mountain… (by Sharon Tiede)

August 1, 2018

Dèyè moun, gen moun   Behind one mountain (there is) another mountain.  Haiti changed my life. Its beautiful mountains and resilient people live in my memory still. If I close my eyes, …


Power & Might: Stepping into the Storm (by Ingrid Hoogenboom)

July 25, 2018

As a child I was petrified of thunderstorms.   Flashes of brilliant light wake me from my slumber. Violent cracks of untamed power hurt my ears. Booming rumbles echo through …


Psalm 94

July 18, 2018

Psalm 94 1 The Lord is a God who avenges.     O God who avenges, shine forth. 2 Rise up, Judge of the earth;     pay back to the proud what they deserve. 3 How long, Lord, will the wicked,     how …


Psalm 56

July 11, 2018

Psalm 56 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 56[a] For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam.[b]When the Philistines had seized him in …


Refuge (by Ingrid Hoogenboom)

July 4, 2018

Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life. I cry to you, …


Darkness and Deepness (by Krista Wilson)

June 27, 2018

Oh God: You Mystery of mysteries You Secret of secrets You Darkness and Deepness why are you hiding? I find You creeping through my window with the dawn, see You …


Inheritance (by Omar Reyes)

June 20, 2018

I want my inheritance, now. I’ll wait for most of it later but right now is when I need it most. (Your inheritance is already here. Close your eyes and …


Work: Perks & Quirks (by Tanya Lyons)

June 13, 2018

For over twenty years I’ve worked with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in a variety of programs and projects around the world. I’ve done many types of work and built …