Tag: Fellowship at the Ranch

Fellowship at the Ranch Likes to Eat!

Dennis Dotson No surprise! How do you get 70 people into one home in Robson Ranch? Answer: potluck dinner! The Fellowship at the Ranch Church held our Christmas potluck dinner after Sunday Service, Dec. 15. God was kind to us and provided excellent weather. Many of us brought hungry appetites. Experiencing the warmth of a…

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Edwin Jones, Pastor If I were to ask you what your favorite song was from twenty years ago, I wonder how many of you would think of a group or tune from the 1980s. I was recently asked that question from a friend, and my mind went back to ABBA, the Bee Gees, and the…

And the Chili Cook-off  winner is…

Pastor Ed Jones, cook-off winners Carolyn and Wayne Detjen, and Cynthia Drury

Cynthia Drury Saturday, Nov. 9, Fellowship At The Ranch (FATR) hosted a Chili Cook-off at the WildHorse Grill on the patio. The 60+ degree weather was perfect for sampling chili. Over a hundred RR residents and friends attended the event. The cook-off began with welcome and prayer by FATR Pastor Ed Jones. As the participants…

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Ed Jones I’m often told that one doesn’t need to attend church to be a Christian. While I agree that you don’t need to go to church to be a Christian, there is some clarification necessary. Let’s define what it means to be a Christian by looking at a person who Jesus said was a Christian,…

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Ed Jones Tyranny of the Urgent “Now!” “Now!” is the demand of the urgent. Like your phone ringing. The dishes in the sink. Clothes to be washed. The yard that needs to be mowed. One more thing to finish at the office before heading home. “Now!” To which a lot of us dutifully responds with…

Fellowship at the Ranch: What’s in a name?

Ed Jones Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet and fall in love in Shakespeare’s tale of “star-crossed” lovers. They are doomed from the start as members of two warring families.…

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In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, the Apostle Paul admonishes us to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”. Initially, I had quite a bit of trouble with this passage. Expressing gratitude can be challenging even when we feel blessed. But what about when we are enduring…

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  Dare I Ask Others to Follow My Example? “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1) Paul knew he followed Jesus, so he did not hesitate to tell the Corinthian Christians to imitate his walk with the Lord. He knew the Corinthian Christians needed an example, and he was…

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Envy Have you ever opened your closet full of clothes and thought, “I have nothing to wear” or opened your overstocked refrigerator thinking, “There’s nothing to eat”? Man has an amazing propensity to stand in the midst of lavish blessing and lament that he is poor and needy. How does this happen? In a word,…

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Out of the mouths of babes Ed Jones Quite a while ago, when my now 22-year-old granddaughter, Hannah, was four, she noticed that I was agitated about something. The fact that I can’t now recall what caused my anxiety testifies to just how serious it was. Wanting to help her granddad, she climbed up on…