Category: Trials

Between Two Worlds

by Rick Pidcock

On January 1, 2009, my wife and I found out that we were going to have a baby after trying to get pregnant for a long time. We were so excited to let all of our friends and family know. And then the day before we were going to fly out to tell our families in person, we found out that we were having a miscarriage.

The sorrow that we feel in this world reminds us that we are between two worlds. This world has tastes of beauty, love, and grace. But it is still a world marred by sin.

As Christians, we hope for a better world. That world is where we will experience beauty, love, and grace to the fullest.

It is with that hope that we hold on to our Savior. It is with that hope that we listen to His words, “Do not be afraid.”

About three weeks after we found out that our baby was going to heaven, I wrote this song as the longing of my heart for something beautiful–a world of no more tears and no more suffering.

Oh, and btw, our new baby is due March 8, 2009!



You Did It For Me

by Rick Pidcock

I wrote and recorded this song a few days ago for a fundraiser that is being held this December by a new non-profit organization in downtown Denver. It is based on the words of Christ in Matthew 25:34-40.

I’ll be sharing more information with you soon regarding the fundraiser.

The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

by Rick Pidcock 

Over the past few weeks, much has been discussed about the Minneapolis bridge collapse that took the lives of a number of people and caused great calamity to that city.  And during these times, we are left to ponder the question “Why would God allow this to happen?”

The way we answer this question reveals what we primarily believe about God–whether God is God-centered or man-centered in His sovereign dealing with creation.  And what we believe to be true of God will determine how we respond, either with God-centered worship or with man-centered worship.

 So I would like to point you to two opposite view points on the bridge collapse.  The first view point is the man-centered view of God.  And the second view point is the God-centered view of God.

As you read these responses, ask yourself, “How is this view of God man-centered or God-centered?  How would this view cause me to respond in worship differently than the other view?” (more…)

In Memory Of Darrent Williams

by Rick Pidcock

Updates Below

As difficult as it may be, I’ve tried to keep the Denver Broncos off of my blog as much as possible.  Quite honestly, I could write about them all the time.  But I think it would be best to spare my readers the pain.

However, with the season coming to an end last night in such a ludicrous fashion, and with an impending tragedy that would take us all by surprise, I must say a few words.  Even if you are not interested in the Broncos, I would like for you to read this article for reasons you will only find if you read it.

All we had to do yesterday in order to make the playoffs was to win against the lowly San Francisco 49ers at home.  And of course, our offensive line chose not to block.  Their lazy play sent Jay Cutler to the bench with a head injury.  Then Jake Plummer came in and went 0 for 2 with an interception.  Tatum Bell fumbled again.  We blew the game. And I was irate.

But as I write this article, I find myself in shock once again.  Only this time, my shock has nothing to do with the loss yesterday.  Last night, our starting cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in downtown Denver. (more…)

And I Cry

by Rick Pidcock your tears.jpg

Last night I was playing with my cat when, for some odd reason, a song idea came to mind.  It has absolutely nothing to do with my cat.  But I thought I would share it with you. 

The stanzas set up a series of hardships.  And they point out that we should cry out to God to be our guidance, comfort, rest, and safety.   

Then the chorus points out that God is the One who orchestrates our trials.  All to often, we view our trials as something that just happens to us.  And God is just there to jump off His couch and try to give us emotional comfort when bad things happen to us.  But in reality, God chose to speak those dark times into existence to give us an opportunity to cry out to Him in worship.  (more…)

Facedown In The Valley

The following letter was written by a young girl in the school that I have been working at. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in April. And this is her letter of falling facedown before God in the valley.

“We pray for courage in times of tribulation – then question our Commander’s battle plan. We pray to be made perfect – then run at the first sight of the refining fire. We pray for brokenness – then flee the Potter’s hands. (more…)