Stories

Don’t Let Back-to-School Expenses Bust Your Budget

Don’t Let Back-to-School Expenses Bust Your Budget

The back-to-school season can be more than just an educational experience for your child in the classroom — it can also be a wonderful opportuni...

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My Life Changed At Middle School Camp

My Life Changed At Middle School Camp

My name is Camden Mason. I’m 15 years old and a student leader in Student Ministries here at Blue Ridge.

It’s been over the past year or...

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A Single Mom, A Baby, A Family, A Blessing

A Single Mom, A Baby, A Family, A Blessing

A Single Mom, A Baby, A Family, A Blessing
The young woman stood in the middle of their living room, looking at her baby an...

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I AM ...

I AM ...

Recently, I went through a challenging season. I felt as though I wasn’t connecting with God and hearing from Him. During that time, I was stud...

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Living On Mission — In Community

Living On Mission — In Community

Michael and Keisha Queen wanted a community that did life together beyond the environment where they served. But they weren’t sure where to star...

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The Gift Of Being Present

The Gift Of Being Present

The Blue Ridge Visitation Team often visits people in the hospital, nursing facilities and at home. Here, they share their experiences. If y...

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Walking With God Through Cancer

Walking With God Through Cancer

My name is Sarah Gosnell and I was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, which is an extremely rare cancer of the smooth muscle.

I have a hist...

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Discovering God’s Love Through Grief

Discovering God’s Love Through Grief

Note: Amanda and Dan Posid’s almost 2-year-old son David died in November 2015. Amanda shares her journey of discovering more of God’s love ...

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The Gift Of A Summer Sunrise

The Gift Of A Summer Sunrise

In the month of March I can see it from the deck of the beach house...that big orange sphere of fire and heat. In June, though, it necessitates ...

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Following God To New Places

Following God To New Places

One of the first commands we ever see Jesus give to his future disciples is, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” He didn’t tell them...

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Middle School Mom & Dad, Hang In There

Middle School Mom & Dad, Hang In There

As a new season of Jump Up approaches, I hear parents begin to talk more about their sweet elementary child moving into the sometimes-scary terr...

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Why We’re A Part Of The Global Leadership Summit

Why We’re A Part Of The Global Leadership Summit

When I was working on my dissertation many years ago, I wanted to answer the question, “What turns you off about church?”

I talked to a ...

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