Third Grade Bible Echoes

River Road members may recall the four young neighbors who came to church with us over 10 years ago. We would keep them when their parents were out of town or just needed a break, and on weekends they would come to Sunday School with us. Then they asked if they could...

Lighthouses

What is it about you,  and your cousins alike, that we all so revere? Is it your proud gantry, and your curved masonry, encircling, course by course, stepping up and inclining, honing that soaring slant, which braces your feet, to lean against the sea winds? Or, is it...

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Music composition by Seth Roberts Lyrics by Frederick William Faber Seth Roberts has been a member of RRCB since 1986. He minored in music at the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1994. Seth has sung with the RRCB choir since the late 1990s and also has been...

Calm Waters for the Swim

For four years on a late July Saturday, our son Frank has swum in the Long Island Sound. He has participated in “Swim Across America,” which is a fundraiser for cancer research. He does it because it is a worthy cause, he likes to swim, he likes the discipline of...

A Special Green Sanctuary

Each summer, and often in spring and fall as well, for about twenty years, my family and I turned to the mountains of Virginia for rest, relaxation, and learning about nature with the wonderful forest rangers and guides in Shenandoah National Park. We stayed in a...

Sharing Our Faith

“I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” Philemon 1:6 NIV Those glimpsed faith moments of a special presence, a nudge, or a deep knowing of a spiritual truth are very...