A Message for You

The Pennant Season  by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church The pennant races are one and, as professional baseball moves through the month of September, many teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are fighting for an opportunity to play in the World Series. The teams have already begun working harder in order to secure a […]

A Message for You

Living as wise people by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Once upon a time, there was a southern farmer who was sitting in front of his shack, smoking his corncob pipe. Along came a neighbor who asked him, “How’s your cotton coming?” “Ain’t got none,” said the farmer. “Didn’t plant none this year […]

A Message for You — July 1, 2010

Church: safest place to be by PASTOR DICK RILEY  Rockford United Methodist Church I read an article last month about the safest places for us humans to be, and it had some very interesting statistics in it. For example: • Don’t ride in your car—they cause 20% of all fatal accidents! • Don’t stay at […]

A Message for You — April 29, 2010

Your way, or God’s way? by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A little boy was having difficulty in learning the alphabet. He just couldn’t get his ABCs in the right order. One day, after a particularly stressful learning session with his mother, in which very little was accomplished, the little boy complained, “Mom, […]

A Message for You — February 25, 2010

Done for you! by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Several years ago in California, a seven-year-old boy fell into an old abandoned mine shaft. His playmate ran for help. Rescue workers moved in quickly. Heavy machinery was brought in, and tons of dirt began to be moved. Finally, after 36 hours of digging, […]