Category: General

Sovereignty & The Small Stuff

by Rick Pidcock

Do you ever find yourself pondering at simple moments of connection within the Body of Christ and wondering, “Now how did that happen?”

The other day, I wrote an article entitled “Time Traveling Worship.”  Then today, I checked my e-mail, and saw that somebody named Samantha Krieger had posted a comment on the article.  Her comment began with, “Rick- you have a great blog. Somehow it popped up in my dashboard.”

I still don’t know that much about Samantha, and have never heard of her before.  But I did take a few moments to check out her blog, and was encouraged with a greater vision of Christ, much like she was with my blog.

Now, I could just go on with my blogging and think, “That was nice.”

But the more I think about it, something simple, yet strangely profound took place that I can’t just pass over as a simple coincidence of the dashboard. (more…)

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A Night In A Box

by Rick Pidcock

Jesus said that the poor would always be with us.  In fact, there are 12 million children that are at risk of going hungry in America today.  Every month, thousands of people are being forced to leave their homes due to foreclosure in Denver.  And to make matters worse, 45% of all of Denver’s homeless are women and children.

In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus says, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Providence Ministries is a Denver-based ministry that seeks to love the poor by providing after school tutoring, fatherless outreach, homeless family mentoring, addiction recovery, teen outreach, and drug and alcohol classes.

On December 4, 2009, a group of people are going to spend a night in a box in order to raise funds and awareness that will go to existing programs currently helping the poor (Denver Rescue Mission & Denver’s Road Home) as well as renovation costs of a newly acquired community center (Providence Ministries) located in the heart of Five Points, Denver.

I am going to be one of the people spending a night in a box.  So if you would like to support these great causes by sponsoring me, please either let me know or fill out the sponsor form online here.

For more information, be sure to check out the official website here.

Reveal Your Glory

by Rick Pidcock

This is a song that I wrote about a month ago following a Sunday in which we meditated on God as the Creator of heaven and earth.

Before you watch this video, close your eyes, quiet your heart, and think of a place in your life when it was just you, your Creator, and the beautiful creation that was designed for His glory and for your enjoyment.

Imagine the sights, even the little details.

Imagine the sounds–soft, subtle.

Imagine the smells.

Now picture your Creator sitting there right next to you.

What would He say? What questions would you have?

These are moments that every one of us have. Moments where we are left speechless, with nothing but the simple release of, “God, reveal Your glory.”

This may be just a video set to music. But I hope that it brings a greater joy to you in knowing that you have a Creator who carefully fashioned the entire universe for you to enjoy to His glory.

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NorthField Church Independence

by Rick Pidcock

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since we first began NorthField Church with just six people.  But this past Sunday, God allowed us to celebrate our independence as a self-supporting church.

We had a great service with music, testimonies, prayer, teaching, and discussion to help set the vision for gospel-neighboring in our community.

My favorite part of the service was the testimonies.  We had spontaneous testimonies given by an unbeliever, struggling believers who are just getting back into church, and the more involved people as well.  But each of them gave testimony, not to the greatness of our church, but to the greatness of our God. (more…)

Personal Update-August 2007

by Rick Pidcock

Just in case you haven’t noticed, blogging has been a bit sporadic to say the least for me over the past six months or so.  So I thought I would share a brief personal update to let everybody know how we are doing.

This past May, my brother Jeff graduated from BJU.  So Ruth Ellen and I went to see my family in Greenville for a week.  It had been a year and a half since we had last been back.  Since then, my parents had moved into a new house.  So that was pretty interesting going to visit a house that I hadn’t seen yet. (more…)

My Blogging Vacation

by Rick Pidcock

Many of you may be wondering if I have given up writing for a while due to my lack of original articles over the past few months.  So rather than slowly drifting off into the no-man’s land of blogging, I thought I’d quickly share an update as to what is going on. (more…)