Posts Tagged ‘family’

50 Years!

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

Collage3This past weekend West Bridge celebrated 50 years together! On Saturday night we had an event in the auditorium to look back at God’s faithfulness to our church over the past 50 years. (click here for a photo gallery)

Sunday morning we gathered together to worship and continue to thank God for all He’s done. Former Senior Pastor Ron McDugle gave an inspiring message that you can listen to here.

In my opinion, there are two things that make West Bridge special. God’s grace and the faithfulness of His people. For over 50 years people have sacrificially, and consistently played their part in the body of Christ here in Danville.

Paul the apostle often thanked the believers he was writing to in his letters that make up part of the New Testament. He recounts their love and faithfulness and so we want to say thank you to you for the part you’ve played over these past 50 years.

In his letter to the Thessalonians he writes,  “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Seems like a fitting verse to sum up so many of the people who have served and still serve here at West Bridge!

Faith, hope, and love have carried us for over 50 years and we can’t wait to see what’s next!

Unexpected blessings

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

Years from now when we look back at the winter of  2014 most people will remember the snow, the cold, the days off school. 

What I’ll remember most though is the unexpected blessings that God has given me this winter. While I’ve appreciated the extra physical workouts moving snow into large piles what has been most unexpected is quality time with my wife and kids. 

You see, I’d never take 3 days off in a row to sit in my house and play games with my family. Not that I don’t love spending time with them but if I’m taking a day off it needs to have purpose. I’d never choose to show up late to work. Multiple days of 2 hr delays for my kids school have allowed us to sit and have breakfast together or just enjoy a good episode of “Cat in the Hat”. 

I was reading Psalm 31:19 last week. “How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.” 

Today I’m so thankful that God’s goodness has taken the form of snow, cold temps, and days off school. I’m thanking Him for these unexpected blessings. He has goodness stored up for those who fear Him. It may not appear in the form you anticipate.  Apparently, he also has snow stored up as well. Have you noticed any unexpected blessings so far this year? If so, what are they? 

Shalom @ home?

Written by Jon McDugle on . Posted in WBC Blog

This weekend we’re chasing the question – “How do we practice peace with those we love the most?”  

Some of the most wonderful moments of life happen in the context of family.  AND some of the most painful moments in life happen in the context of family.  Family is God’s idea.  He created it and has given us some practical advice on how to navigate conflict.  Conflict can actually be a catalyst that helps us grow in our relationship with God and with those in our family!

Have you noticed how we tend to “do family” the same way we “did family” growing up?  This hit me hard as we were training our new dog.  35 years of canine training research has passed since I watched my parents train our dog when I was a kid.  But when it came to training our dog not once did I think of researching how to train a dog – I knew how – just like I saw it done when I was a kid.  It forced me to face another question – “Are we “doing family” i.e. resolving conflict – as God has instructed us in His Word or purely based on my past experience?”  

This weekend I’m excited to evaluate how we navigate conflict in light of God’s instructions to us.  Shalom @ home is possible!

We hope you can join us!

 

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