Pastor Ronnie Parrish

Food For Thought

The Five Things Your Children Will Remember About You By Dave Willis

5 things your kids will remember about you:

1. The times you made them feel safe (or the times you made them feel unsafe).

There’s a vulnerability and a need for protection in the heart of every child. Your kids will remember those moments you chased the monsters from under their bed or held them after a nightmare, but they’ll also remember the times when your temper became the monster they feared. Our kids are probably going to see us angry sometimes, because that’s part of life, but make it your mission to make your children feel safe and secure at all times when they’re with you.

2. The times you gave them your undivided attention.

Kids measure love primarily by our attentiveness to them. The times you stop what you’re doing to have a tea party or go outside to throw a ball or jump on a trampoline with be memories etched into their minds and hearts forever. Take the time to do the little things with your kids, because in the end, they’ll be the moments that matter most.

3. The way you interacted with your spouse.

Our kids are forming their views of love in large part by watching how we treat our husband or wife. Strive to have the kind of marriage that makes them excited to get married someday. Give them the security that comes from seeing their Mom and Dad in a committed, loving relationship with each other.

4. Your words of affirmation AND your words of criticism.

A child’s heart is like wet cement and the impression made early in life will harden over time. They’ll base their sense of identity, capability and even self-worth largely upon the words you speak to them in those formative years. Part of our job as parents is to correct and discipline, but even in correction, let your words be full of love, encouragement and positive reinforcement.

5. Your family traditions.

Kids love spontaneity, but they also have  deep need for predictability. They’ll remember with great fondness the “traditions” you establish whether it’s a weekly family movie (or game) night, a place you regularly travel for family getaways, the way you celebrate birthdays and special events or any other special tradition. Be intentional about creating some traditions that they’ll want to pass onto their own children someday.


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Pastor Ronnie Parrish

Food for Thought


                                          "Failure isn't fatal and success isn't final"

There's a saying (often attribute to Winston Churchill) that goes "Defeat is never fatal. Victory 

is never final. It's courage that counts." Success has a way of ebbing and flowing and it's being

able to ride the wave without falling off that the biggest lessons are learned.


                                "Nothing is impossible - the word itself says, I'm possible."

This quote from Audrey Hepburn reminds us to stay positive and hopeful - not the easiest task when

the world is wrapped up in pessimism and doubt. Believe in your own abilities and have faith in your



                          "The road to success and the road to failure are one of the same."

It may look as though your path is rocky and steep while others have it easier, but everyone faces

obstacles and detours. We can't always control the road we're on but the choices we make along the

way will play a large part in determining how far we can go.




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Pastor Ronnie Parrish

Food for Thought


Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere,

you find yourself. - John Maxwell


Work at the roots and the leaves will be fine.


We must be careful not to accept something as permanent that is just seasonal. - Mark Stevens


You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can so something about its 

width and depth. - Evan Esar


Beware that the detours in your life don't turn into destinations. - Tim Fargo


Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone. - Unknown


When I don't have anything to say I try hard not to say it.


To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is 

possible. - St. Thomas Aquinas


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Pastor Ronnie Parrish

Food for Thought


                                                  A Realistic Look At Achieving Dreams


                                 -Does my dream take an extraordinary talent (Opera singer),

                                  and do I have that talent?

                                 -Does my dream need specific, difficult to attain experience or

                                  qualifications (Astronaut, Supreme Court Judge) and am I


                                -Am I in a postion where I can take a major risk? A single

                                 parent or someone facing a serious health issue may not be

                                 able to risk losing income and insurance.

                                If you answered "no" to one of these, it doesn't mean you have

                                to give up. Through hard work , some talents can be learned 

                                and it's possible to gain needed experience. But sometimes, no

                                matter how hard you work, it's just not going to happen.

                                Allow God to open other doors.

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Pastor Ronnie Parrish

     One whole month of 2017 has gone into the history books! Let us be about our Heavenly Father's business. "So He called ten of His servants, and gave them ten minas lone apiece, equal to about a hundred days wages and said to them "Do business with this until I return." LUKE 19:13 AMP

      Our God has given each of us talents, time, and treasure. It's our responsibility to make sure we "do business" with the things that we have recieved to advance and prosper the Kingdom of God. We all one day will stand before God and give account of our short life, I pray on that day, He will say, "Well done good and faithful servant!"

                                                                                                                          -Pastor Ronnie Parrish

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Pastor Ronnie Parrish

Take Up Your Cross in 2017


The new year is here! Our theme for this year is "Take Up Your Cross in 2017".

We are so excited about this year and what all is to come for our church.


There is no Christianity without the Cross.


Jesus said: " and whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple".


Yes, I'll trade the old cross for a crown,

when the burdens of life are laid down.

When the pearl gates for me shall swing open,

I will trade the old rugged cross for a crown.


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Pastor Ronnie Parrish

Food for Thought

  • Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. - Bob Knight
  • Either you run the day, or the day runs over you.
  • Priorities will tell you everything you need to know about a person.
  • Whenever you try to ADD something to the gospel, you actually Subtract something from it.
  • By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. - Mark Twain
  • When it's in our hands, it's a SEED. When it s in God's Hands, it's a Harvest.
  • Sin Fascinates, then assassinates.


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  • You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  • Friendship = Unmoved by struggles, unwavering in support, undeniable in loyalty, unfazed by seasons, untroubled by rumors. - Brian Houston
  • Stop being so focused on all you've done wrong and start focusing on all Jesus has done right.
  • You've got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it. - Tina Fey
  • For God to use our painful experiences, we must be willing to share them. - Rick Warren
  • Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings. - Unknown
  • Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. - Denis Waitley


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May's Words of Wisdom

Pastor Ronnie Parrish


Trust is the most valuable asset and the most precious resource. It allows for vulnerability and honest. When there is trust, it will affect every area of your life, business and personal.

When there is no trust, it affects you, hurts you, and ends up costing you.

Trust usually takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.

If you want to succeed, you need to be concerned with cultivating trust and credibility.

Let's all live in a way that people trust us. It's impossible to be a leader without being trustworthy person.

Always do the right thing. Let people see you doing what is right. It's better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.

                                                                                                                                       ~Lolly Daskal

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April's Words of Wisdom

Pastor Ronnie Parrish


  • A teaspoon of honey is actually the lifework of 12 bees. Teamwork = Sweetness
  • Silent gratitude isn't much use to anymone.
  • The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
  • No I don't always understand, but I'd rather have His presense than His explanations.
  • A secret is like a tambourine in church. Not everyone can be trusted with it.
  • Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to critcize others. 
  • Leader's Goal: People who have issues with you, have issues without you too. Determine not to take it personally.