My name is Bernard Ritchey but everyone calls me Bernie, this is a blog about my walk with Jesus, how it’s changed my life and kept me going during tough times!
A little about me, I am a son of the Most High God, I was the husband to an Angil but she went home to the Lord on December 19, 2015, I am a father to 5 and some of the most important people in the world call me grandpa!
I was brought up in a “religious” home and as far back as I can remember I have been a believer in Jesus Christ. But in 2008 my life started changing, people started speaking truth into my life and I realized that being a “believer” just isn’t enough, James 2:19 says “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”
So since then, I’ve been on a path to search out the truth. I wanted to understand exactly who God created me to be, what His plan was for my life, who He expects me to be and how I am expected to lead my family. In the process I came to understand that it isn’t about religion, rules, regulations, and traditions, it’s about a relationship with Him that brings a peace that transcends all understanding. So for the better part of the last 7 years, I’ve done my best to let my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ lead me, my life and my family. I spend time in His word and try to be a faithful follower and not just a believer. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I’m perfect, or that I even think I’m close to perfect, no I just realize that when I fail, I am forgiven and exactly what the price was for that forgiveness.
I now attempt to walk the walk and be salt and light, but I am still human, flawed and broken, but through the Blood of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I can rise above my brokenness and be the husband, father, grandfather and spiritual leader of my family that I am supposed to be!
If you are, where I was, knowing that something is missing, knowing that “religion” isn’t it and wanting a relationship with Him, leave a comment or send me a message from the contact page, I would love to talk to you.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:58
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My Personal Blog
Here are some of my latest Blog posts, I hope you enjoy my thoughts.
I went to visit my Aunt and Uncle to drop of some Christmas baked goods, Christmas CD’s and a few good books. They are in their mid-70’s and a wonderful Christian couple that sets a good example for everyone that knows them. Uncle Jerry’s mind is starting to slip and...
I remember when I was young and dumb and whenever I was feeling empty and down in the dumps, I would go buy “stuff” with money I didn’t have. Those things always made me feel better for a minute and then I would be even more depressed because I didn’t have the money...
This summer I was reading the kids Bible to my oldest grandson, he was almost 5 at the time, and although we talk about Jesus all the time I guess some things never really sunk in. Like that he died for our sins and rose 3 days later because when we got to the gospels...
Our Church just finished a 4 week series called “16 Words” those words were “Wake the World up to Jesus” “Show them His Love” “Tell them His Truth” and “Involve them” which leaves me wondering, who is “my World” or better yet, who is “them”? Is it possible that you...
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