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What I’ve Learned from Visiting a Refugee Who Became My Friend

My friend Getachew Dembi fled the brutal regime of the Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in Ethiopia in the 1980s. Getachew forever left behin...

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Learning to Use ‘Free Speech’ Wisely

When Crash began its “Free Speech” series a couple of months ago, Sam Coleman didn’t think it would personally impact her. “I expected to learn ab...

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Rediscovering Joy in Jesus

Some people have a come-to-Jesus moment. I have a come-back-to-Jesus moment. I was incredibly blessed to be born to loving parents of faith. I gre...

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The O’Briens Share their 15-Year Journey with Celebrate Recovery

In 2002, David and Debbie O’Brien began Celebrate Recovery at Blue Ridge. As they prepare for the 15th anniversary of the group, they shared what i...

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Movie Night: Home Run Scores with Second-Chance Story

Bring the whole family for dinner and a movie at Blue Ridge! Celebrate Recovery will be showing the movie "Home Run" for those over 12 (the movie i...

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Follow: Help each other do God’s word

Jacob Gossom quickly rattles off the Follow motto: Hear God’s word, do God’s word and help each other do God’s word. After three years in Follow, ...

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Faith Girlz: More than Glow-in-the-Dark Princesses

You can hear the screams from the atrium. It’s the second Friday night of the month and 80 to 100 second through fifth grade girls have gathered fo...

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LIFT America for Public School Teachers

Mike Hicks was on a 40-day summer retreat for educators when he felt God telling him to do something completely audacious: Plan for a fellowship of...

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What God Does When We Lean In

When Todd and John first started getting together outside of Sunday mornings to hold a weekly Bible study for Safety Team servers, they were someti...

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ReMade: Raising Awareness about Trauma from Sexual Exploitation

My first mission trip was to Nicaragua in 2011. As a new Christ follower, I'm not sure why I went. I had never desired to go on a mission trip. O...

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How God Led Us to Bedford

David Michon had been serving at Blue Ridge three years with the worship team when Worship Pastor Todd Foster talked to him about leading the team ...

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‘Everything is Gone’: Finding New Life after the Storm

Cody and Brittany McCune were on their way home from work when they got a call from their neighbor saying, “Everything is gone.” On that day, Febru...

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