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Back to Damascus

By Barry Wood During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, I have spent time with the Lord asking a lot of questions, mostly about me. I really want to have new direction and passion to fulfill God’s

Only Words

By Barry Wood Because of the ban on public gatherings, River Rock Foursquare like many other churches has resorted to online videos in lieu of normal Sunday services. We shoot the videos earlier in the

The Broken Road

By Pastor Barry Wood I was doing some painting today in my garage. I have a project going at home and needed to paint some doors and trim boards. Painting is a relatively mindless task

Be Still

By Kristen Wohlers I apologized to God today for too often ignoring Him, even though I know He is the sustenance I need every day. Then I dove into my current devotional—Jesus Calling for Kids.

Learning to Love

By Pastor Barry Wood I have been a Christian for almost 44 years. I’ve been a pastor for 29 of those. It still amazes me how little I know about the God I have committed

An Overcoming Life

By Pastor Barry Wood As a pastor, I see Christians living with struggle, difficulties, and burdens. The question that people most often ask me is: Why are these things always happening to me? The answer

Sticks and Stones

By Pastor Barry “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As kids, we probably all quoted those words a few times. But I’ve discovered that this little axiom isn’t


By Pastor Barry I’ve been thinking about this phrase for some time. As I apply it to my Christian life, I realize something: I’m not very good at it. I’m not referring to my work

Faith through Winter

Being faithful. Being faith filled. Being faithfully faith filled. This is a journey that every believer steps into the moment they begin their walk with Christ. We build our faith in Christ, we rest in

True Spring

The Lord has been preparing something in his people for a while now. For many of us the feeling is akin to the seasons changing. In fact, I have heard those very words to

God of the Atmosphere

 There are so many incredible aspects about God that it is beyond human comprehension. But what I love about Him is; He is always revealing more about himself to me. In the entire course of

Remembering Billy Graham

Today, the news about the passing of evangelist Billy Graham became public. I remember some of his ministry career. I also remember that he brought his crusades to Portland twice. But there is another side


Every year about this time, I spend time thinking and praying about the coming year. I ask God to give me a theme and a strategy for that year. As I have been asking those

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