Posts by Ryan Smallwood (Page 10)

Easter Sunday

Defining moments are those peak experiences in life that literally shape who we are. Sometimes we choose these experiences and sometimes they are chosen for us. Sometimes we view them as good and sometimes they are un-welcomed. Regardless, when they occur our lives are directed onto a new path and they literally define our lives. […]

The Power of Invitation

Do you remember a time you felt special getting invited to something? Think about a time you received an invitation to a party that you really wanted to go to? Or what about that invitation to go out on a date or to the prom? Or a an invitation to go on a special trip? […]

Selfie at Work

Monday was a good day… Opening Day for Major League Baseball (except the Texas Rangers lost). It’s a big day for those who “work” as professional baseball players. What if your job had “Opening Day”? Maybe you feel like every day at your job is “Opening Day?” Or maybe not! Most of us spend over […]

Another Defining Moment

I had the privilege of attending the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Victory Banquet this past Monday evening. It was a great time of celebrating all that FCA has accomplished on the South Plains. If you are not familiar with FCA, it is a powerful ministry that challenges coaches and teachers to reach students in […]

Defining Moments

defining moment (noun): a point at which the essential nature or character of a person or group is revealed or identified Defining Moments are those peak experiences in our life which literally identify or re-identify our character. Some of these experiences we desire while others we didn’t ask for. Whether we are excited about these […]

Am I Doing Justice?

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 Let’s continue our journey through what God wants from us with to “do justice.” At Aldersgate we talk about that in terms of what it looks like to IMPACT our world.  […]

Love Kindness

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 Let’s continue our journey through what God wants with “to love kindness.” At Aldersgate we talk about that in terms of what it looks like to LOVE people. Simply put, it […]

Walk Humbly

Have you ever wondered what God really wants from you? Do you imagine a list of things that God requires? Maybe it’s one thing or maybe it’s a million things but regardless you feel like it is an unattainable list? It might surprise you to discover what it is that God really wants. What God “requires” is far more personal, intimate, and marvelous than a list of items to adhere to. This past Sunday we launched a three week sermon series answering the question, “What does God require?”