Man, we are in some whitewater right now.  Recently I conducted the first ever wedding at The National Whitewater Center.  For the first act of marriage together, this adventurous couple wanted to go down the rapids in a boat. That’s a great metaphor for marriage and for life.  I heard author Tony Evans say, “We all arrived on different boats, but we are in the same boat now“.  Right now, everybody is in the same boat. People have all sorts of challenges with the economy.  When time, energy, and money is tight, people get uptight.  God promises to all the uptight “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  There are a lot of things that are out of control, but we do have one choice over which we have control- we can choose who we will follow and how we follow.  I am in the boat with you in the tough times, great times and every time in between.  IMAGINE armies of compassion and passion doing small acts of kindness and courage with great love that lasts forever.  That’s us. Stay in the boat.  Pull hard. Lean on one another. Stay balanced.  Stay together whether wet or dry. Join with me to stay motivated for the Master!   I’M IN!

6 Responses to “WHITEWATER”

  1. Dan Rutty March 24, 2010

    Thanks for being a true pastor. Your leadership inspires us. dan

  2. Pastor Ray You are such an Awesome man of God ! I thank God many times everyday that He has allowed me to be so Blessed by growing through knowing You. Thank You from the bottom of my heart. May God Bless You and Your Family forever and ever, Shawn

  3. “Real love isn’t blind. It sees, sees everything but loves anyways”

  4. Become earnest about the word ! For as to the word, it’s first part is faith; the second, love; the third, works; for from these comes life. Jesus Christ
    The Lord of all things !

  5. ” The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give ” Mother Teresa …….

  6. ” Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates Love. “

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