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Ryan Roberts
Boise, Idaho
Interests: watching movies, traveling, playing music, playing various sports, we all love reading books, skiing and being together.
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It just keeps on coming, doesn’t it? Recently, I have encountered people, issues and situations that are just plain frustrating: -business agreements that have not been followed through on, -poor communication leading to unmet expectations and confusion, -and then there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
Ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV) Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
Follow Me (An Easter Poem) by Ryan M. Roberts Where Jesus walked, the disciples followed; But not all the way. “Where I go, you cannot. You will follow later,” Was all that He would say. At midday prayers Peter’s words... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. Romans 6:22 (NIV) Take me to you, imprison me, for I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
The hours of our lives—they are a precious commodity. We don’t want to lose a single one. So we say to ourselves and to others: don’t smoke, stay away from fried foods, exercise regularly, cut the sugar, manage your stress,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
Don’t live for the treasure of the moment. Live the moment as a treasure. The former is idolatry. The latter is worship. (read Matthew 6:19-20 and Luke 12:13-21) Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
A Strange Foreshadowing A strange foreshadowing that God was is working . . . “And Saul was there, giving approval to his death.” And Jesus was there, giving approval to his life, . . . Stephen’s life . . .... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
A cry brings God. A cry is mightier than the polished phrase. —Samuel Chadwick I will never forget the day that Becca broke her arm. We were having fun together at the elementary school playground near our house. Becca was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
With each new dawn, life delivers a package to your front door, rings your doorbell, and runs. —Charles Swindoll I like this quote by Swindoll. Even though I am sad to see the Holiday Break come to an end, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
A life frittered away disgusts God; He loves those who run straight for the finish line. Proverbs 15:9 (MSG) God help me today, and in every little moment of this New Year, to live for you. I want to guard... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Ryan's Ramblings
Life is challenging and I need wisdom, so every day I read a chapter out of Proverbs in the Bible. Years ago I learned that Billy Graham reads a chapter a day out of Proverbs, so I thought it would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
"What one's life proclaims is a hundred thousand times more powerfully effective than what one's mouth proclaims." —Soren Kierkegaard Today is Dina's birthday. What a joy it is to celebrate her life today! She is a blessing to everyone around... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
I recently finished reading the book, Joy in the Journey, by Steve and Sharol Hayner and in it I found a piece of writing by Steve Hayner that provides a clear picture of why it is so appropriate to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. —Abraham Lincoln Today we celebrate 29 years of marriage. Wow, I am thankful for Dina. She is my best friend, an amazing mom to Becca... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
A strange and beautiful alchemy exists When our eyes take in the wonder of creation And our hearts resonate with its grandeur. If only for a moment, This thin place allows us to sense that God is near And God... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
Attention is the beginning of devotion. -Mary Oliver, Upstream Paying Attention by Ryan M. Roberts I took a walk this morning. At first glance, it was a rather drab venture. But then I took a closer look, and there it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
In the Dark: A Memoir of Religious Initiation, Doubt, Rebellion, and Discovery by Scott Stickney In the early 1990’s Scott Stickney and I served on staff together at a church. My memories of Scott include kind interactions, outside the box... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
It is the man who stands in reverence before flowers, and little children, and his own loved ones, and his leaders, and his God, to whom are revealed the secret essences which turn life into a garden of unspeakable delights.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
I just stumbled upon this short little video. I am glad I did . . . The Present from Jacob Frey on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
From my journal . . . Had a great time of devotion and prayer this morning. I came across some profound thoughts in the book, The Way to Pentecost by Samuel Chadwick. The chapter I read this morning was on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
This day is a special day. It is a day for remembering, for celebrating and for giving thanks. On February 19, 1966 Robin and Leona Roberts were united in holy matrimony. That was fifty years ago today! Fifty years of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
This is my endlessly recurrent temptation: to go down to that Sea (I think St. John of the Cross called God a sea) and there neither dive nor swim nor float, but only dabble and splash, careful not to get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) Today is my Mom’s 68th birthday. When I think about my Mom, I think of the word “love.” There is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Ryan's Ramblings