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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Don't Rush The River by Ray Pritchard


Years ago I ran across this statement that applies to seeking God’s will in the big decisions of life. “You can’t rush a river. You’ve got to let it flow.” God’s work in your life is like a river flowing steadily toward its appointed destination. Right now your “river” may seem to have taken a detour and you may feel like trying to push the current along. It can’t be done. Ray PritchardYears ago I ran across this statement that applies to seeking God’s will in the big decisions of life. “You can’t rush a river. You’ve got to let it flow.” God’s work in your life is like a river flowing steadily toward its appointed destination. Right now your “river” may seem to have taken a detour and you may feel like trying to push the current along. It can’t be done. Ray PritchardYears ago I ran across this statement that applies to seeking God’s will in the big decisions of life. “You can’t rush a river. You’ve got to let it flow.” God’s work in your life is like a river flowing steadily toward its appointed destination. Right now your “river” may seem to have taken a detour and you may feel like trying to push the current along. It can’t be done. Ray Pritchard