by Jen DeWeerdt

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless his name.” – Psalm 100:4 Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! As we enter this Thanksgiving weekend, I first want to say how thankful we are for YOU here at Original and Rockford First. If nobody says they are […]

I’m the boss of my own attitude

by Elisabeth Willard

This may come as an odd confession… but I love doing laundry. There is something about it that makes me feel so accomplished. No longer are there piles of dirty – there are piles of clean, and that is oh so wonderful. I also love my organized system of bins that are ready to go […]

Where you’re supposed to be

by Abby Merz

Recently I sat in a teaching and I heard our pastor say a line that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. It was one of those times when you’re sitting there and it feels as if God couldn’t be any louder or more clear about what He wanted you to hear […]

Make love your highest goal

by Original Staff

“Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it – because it does” – 1 Corinthians 14:1 (MSG) Don’t we just make life so complicated? There are so many goals we make for ourselves… – become a better friend – spend more time with God – be more attentive to waitresses […]