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Did you know our entire website is searchable, including over 5 years of blogs and messages? Perhaps you wish you knew more about a topic, but unfortunately, it’s not something we are currently teaching on Sundays. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t spoken about it in the past. Now you can see what we have said about any topic you have questions about. Below are two ways to search our website: Text Search From any page on the website, you…

A Long Road Together

For many teenagers, learning to drive and getting your first car is a turning point in your transition to independence. But for some youth, the journey is not so easy. Because of busy parent schedules and insurance issues or not having access to a car, some youth struggle to move towards reaching that important milestone of obtaining a license. Here’s where one incredible (and patient) youth worker took the opportunity to step in and help a youth reach that milestone.…

Be a Neighbor

Jesus told us that everyone we come in contact with is our neighbor. (Luke 10:25-37) But often, we see this as so broad, applying to so many people, that it doesn’t move us to actually care about those right across the street. When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” he was calling us not to feel some gooey emotion that gives us goose bumps. He was calling us to action. To actually do something tangible that would show care…
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The Power of a Friendly Face

Recently I was in a conversation with a family who has been around Ashworth for about four years. I asked the wife/mom a question, “Your family came to Ashworth for the first time on an Easter Sunday. Why did you come back?” There was a pause and look of deep thought, and I said I would get back with her later. A few days later, she came to me and told me she had an answer. She said she came…

936 Weeks

All parents feel like their kids are growing up too fast, but how fast is too fast? It’s 936 weeks to be exact.  That’s how long you have between birth and high school graduation.  The question each parent must answer is, how are you using your weeks? I know you sometimes feel pressure to fill your summers with more than seems to actually fit: multiple camps, baseball games, vacations,  strawberry picking (my family favorite), and all sorts of other adventures.…

Top 3 Bible Reading Apps

Technology: For Good or Evil Technology is a double-edged sword.  It devours hours of our teenagers time, and yet it put important information at your finger tips whenever and wherever you need it.  Some people lament how the prevalence of tiny screens everywhere has damaged community while others couldn’t imagine a world without the conveniences technology offers us. The same tension exists when considering how technology affects Christians.  How ironic it is that the same tiny screen can offer a…

Threads: The Values Woven Through Ashworth Road

What is important to you? What shapes your life? Have you ever given much thought to that question? All of us are shaped by an internal set of values that guide us and help prioritize our lives. Values that shape who we are personally and, if you are married,  values that shape your marriage and family. We are all different. We all, to some extent, value different things. Some place a high value on exercise. And so you plan your…

Do You Believe?

Years ago, a young girl wrote a letter to The New York Sun newspaper with one simple question; Is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to The Sun these words:  “Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; Is there a Santa Claus” Many of us are familiar with the story. One of…

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

How much do you know about Thanksgiving?  I’ve put together a list of fun facts that you can share around the table to impress your friends and family with on Thanksgiving Day! Turkeys originated in North and Central America, and evidence indicates that they have been around for over 10 million years Until 1863, Thanksgiving Day has not been celebrated annually since the first feast in 1621.  This changed in 1863 when Sarah Josepha Hale encouraged Abraham Lincoln to set…
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