Growing Spiritually

All Through a Greeting Card

By Lisa Rippy / April 10, 2021

The walk to our mailbox is always the same.  A nice steady stroll with our dog up the long driveway, then I take hold of the small bronze knob, open the door, and start pulling out all the flyers, envelopes, coupon booklets and advertisement brochures, only to put about 1/2…

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How Beautiful You Are!

By Lisa Rippy / April 2, 2021

The more I read it, The more it’s meaning and purpose in Scripture becomes more clear to me and, The more thankful I am for, the word beautiful.  He [God] has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in…

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The Power of the Cross!

By Lisa Rippy / March 26, 2021

It was late in the afternoon because the sun was just barely beaming in through the windows and laying subtle streaks of light across the hardwood floors in our guest room. Down on my knees scooting along the baseboards, I was applying fresh white paint when I found myself at…

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Learning to Heal – Part 3 (Anxiety, Trust, Reconciliation, Heavy Heart)

By Lisa Rippy / March 24, 2021

These are the last 5 videos from Lysa’s sessions with Joel and Jim. And these are the ones that I wanted to end this 3-part blog with simply because of their content. But this Friday, I have one last thing I want to share with you – it’s what happened…

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Learning to Heal – Part 2 (Narcissism and Codependency)

By Lisa Rippy / March 22, 2021

In my last blog, I shared that I’ve been on a journey with the Lord in learning to heal, and what that means for my life with Him and with others. But what’s been so amazing is this … I had no idea that all this time off social media,…

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Learning to Heal

By Lisa Rippy / March 19, 2021

While starting a new page in my journal, I wrote these words, Learning to Heal. And as I sat there and read those words slowly over and over again, I knew the journey ahead of me that I needed to take. And although I was a little scared, it was only…

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Knowing Jesus

By Lisa Rippy / January 9, 2021

I read a book in 1999 that impacted my life like (probably) no other book I’ve ever read. It’s titled, “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer. Here’s the book that I have…. What has been said about this book is, “While many books and authors have passed through Christian awareness over…

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A Home at Rest – What is R.E.S.T.? – Video 2

By Lisa Rippy / January 9, 2021

Happy Monday! I hope you’ve had a great day! You know, when we workout, experts say that in order to have a really effective workout, even for our walks outside to really benefit us, we need to be active for at least 30 minutes. All my fitness workouts on the…

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B.A.G. Woman Bible Study

By Lisa Rippy / January 9, 2021

In 1999, through the leadership of my pastors, I began to discover that God had given me gifts and skills of writing and teaching His Word so other women could be encouraged  in their walk with Him. But it was also that year when I wrote my first bible study…

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God Wants to Restore You

By Lisa Rippy / November 4, 2020

As I dug deep into my cluttered and disorganized purse, hunting for my keys to get into my apartment while holding a bag of groceries on my arm, my heart was racing.  It was racing not because I had just climbed a flight of stairs, but because I was afraid.…

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