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It's Simple! Love. Serve. Grow.

Welcome

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting  Pine Ridge Ministries online. Whether you live in or near beautiful Crook County, Wyoming or if you are traveling through (perhaps on your way to Devils Tower National Monument) and are looking to encounter God, you may have just found what you are looking for! We invite you to browse through our website and explore the opportunities through Pine Ridge Ministries that may just help you to encounter the living God - perhaps through His creation, or His Word, or His people...

Simple Country Family

 

When sharing in life and fellowship with the people of Pine Ridge Ministries, you will experience a genuine sense of family, a basic sense of what it means to be country, and an intentional simplicity. At Pine Ridge Ministries, we are committed to being a simple community of faith learning to love and serve God and neighbor while growing together, through the Holy Spirit as one body of Christ. It is our prayer that each and every person at Pine Ridge Ministries has a sense of belonging and being loved just as they are. 

Services

Worship services are held at 10:00 AM on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month at Pine Ridge Community Church, 17117 US Highway 14, Carlile, Wyoming. Purposeful and simple events are held on the other Sundays of the month. Please see the Calendar page for more details.

 

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From Pastor Shayla... 

"If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him.
If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself."                                                                                                                                                    ~ 2 Timothy
2:11-13

 

God is faithful – 100%. We can always count on God and count on God to keep His promises. But sometimes we can lose our faith. The journey of life can get busy, or difficult. As we face hard times – hard times that require faith in a good, gracious, and loving God – we may forget how faithful God is.

 

In Psalm 77, the psalmist is facing a difficult life situation. The psalmist minces no words and cries out. They may or may not be words that resonate with you today. But as the psalmist gets lost in his difficulty, he is at once reminded of God’s faithfulness. And he calls upon it.

 

We too need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness.

In Joshua 3 and 4, the Israelites cross the flooded (and yet miraculously held back) Jordan River on dry ground. After they do, God commands them to take stones out of the Jordan River and set them up at their camp. The stones "are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever" (Joshua 4:7). When their children ask why the pile of rocks, they are to say, “…so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God” (Joshua 4:24).

We all need reminders of God's faithfulness. In the midst of busy days or difficult days, we can often forget how close God is. We often forget in the midst of a crisis how God has worked things out before, perfectly. For the Israelites, they literally used "stones of remembrance" - rocks that were piled up as a reminder. There are a variety of practices that can help each of us to remember the faithfulness of God:

  • Journaling - regularly writing down all of the ways in which God's hand has been visible.

  • Intentionally visiting a place where God's presence has been made known to you on a previous occassion. 

  • Making note of God's words to you it in your Bible - underline it, date it, record your thoughts beside it. 

  • Make a quilt out of squares that tell the story of God's faithfulness to you. 

However you do it...do it. Find a way to help yourself remember how good and gracious and loving God is. Remember how he has provided, protected, and guided. Charles Spurgeon once said, “It is folly to think the Lord provides grace for every trouble but the one you are in today.”

May we each be reminded of God's nearness, sovereignty, and care. 

With love in Christ, 

Pastor Shayla

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