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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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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What Does the Wisdom of God Look Like?

By Lisa Rippy / October 17, 2020

James Chapter 3:13-18 / 13 Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good conduct show his [good] deeds with the gentleness and humility of true wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be arrogant, and [as a result] be in defiance of the truth. 15 This…

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What Happens in Relationships When There is Favoritism?

By Lisa Rippy / October 10, 2020

You’re walking in the grocery store and see someone you know and immediately recall their wealthy lifestyle. So, you keep walking toward them hoping for an encounter. Or, let’s say you look across a room and see someone who has influence, position of power, money, possessions, or they simply have…

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Philippians 4 Bible Study

By Lisa Rippy / September 25, 2020

So here we are in the final chapter of Philippians and I have been so excited about getting here with you because of the sheer content of Paul’s final words to his beloved Philippians. But before we go much further, I want to give you just a couple of helpful…

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Philippians – The Tenderest of Letters

By Lisa Rippy / September 20, 2020

Philippians is known as the epistle of joy. It’s also known as Paul’s ‘tenderest of letters.” He had such a heart for the Philippians and here’s why – they embraced the good news of the gospel of Christ. But there is a background to how and why Philippians was written….…

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