When life hasn't turned out the way you imagined, we're your lifeline.

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Welcome to our little corner of the internet. We're THRILLED you're here.

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If you're hurting and don't know how you're going to make it through one more day, then please accept my awkward, too hard virtual hug. 

I've been there... oh, how I've been there. 

October 13, 2006, started out a perfect day. My husband, Rick, and daughter, Macy, headed out that morning to school and work. Caleb, my two-and-a-half week old son, and I snuggled in for a day of newborn and mom bonding time.

Around 4 o'clock Macy came bounding through the door exclaiming, "This is the best day of my life!" She went on to tell me all about her adventures climbing in a real-life fire truck as it had been fire safety week.

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Her excitement continued as she let me know that McGwire said hello to her by name. (There may have been a bit of swooning.) She then drew a picture of two of them riding in a carriage with crowns.

Throughout the day I had tightness in my chest which became progressively more painful. 

Rick and I decided it would be irresponsible to take any chances so we decided I would go to the emergency room (it was Friday at 4 pm by now) to get checked out.

Rick would take Macy to open gym and bring Caleb along as it would be far too dangerous to expose him to germs at the ER.

While in the waiting room, I called Rick to see how things were going.

No answer.

I called again.

No answer.

After the fifth try, panic began to set in, and I left the ER, without being examined, to find my family.

About three miles from our house, I saw a barrage of flashing red and blue lights. 

My fears were confirmed. There had been a wreck.

In my worst nightmare, I could not have imagined what would soon be my reality.

"We've found no survivors."

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Those were the words I heard from the devastated state trooper as I was standing on the side of the road.

And just like that, in the blink of an eye, life as I knew it was no more.

Maybe that's where you are today. Maybe you are grieving the life you had or thought you would have.

Devastating pain isn't limited to the death of loved ones. Pain comes in a multitude of packages... divorce, infertility, domestic abuse, the list goes on and on... and it hurts the same.

If you find yourself in a place of devastation, and you don't want to stay there, you're in the right place.

Here's the thing. I can't carry your pain for you. I can't carry my own pain. I have to give my pain to the Lord every.single.day. And that's what I want to help you do too... even if you're mad at God... even if your faith is rocked... even if it makes you mad at me for a minute.

Think of me as tough love with a hug.

Grief is a brutal journey, and I won't sugar coat it. I will always tell you the truth... even when I know it's hard to hear.

Putting on a happy face and pretending everything is okay isn't going to help you. Instead of faking it, let's walk the hard road to healing.

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I'm not a counselor nor do I want to be. I'm just a fellow griever who has made it through to the other side by the grace of God.

I desperately want the same for you.

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Meet the Team

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Brenna Peyton, Professional Organizer

Brenna is a professional organizer in Nashville, TN, who gets IT.  She gets how important your home and family are.  She knows from deep down in her soul that your family and your home are the very heart of who you are, and that with every fiber of your being, you want more time, space, and energy to enjoy both of those things.   She also knows that some days you’d rather set your house on fire than deal with the chaos that awaits you there.  She gets that life is hard.  Even the good things in life.  ESPECIALLY the good things in life.

Brenna is ALL about figuring out practical, simple solutions, so you can live with less chaos, resentment, anxiety and panic.  In short, so you can live a life without the C.R.A.P. (Chaos, Resentment, Anxiety, and Panic)

Be sure to check out her most popular post about organizing when you don't know where to start!


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Jennie McChargue, Encourager

Jennie is the master teacher at a high school in South Louisiana where she coaches, supports, and promotes effective classroom practices. Her greatest joy is being Jacob's mom. She's learning to navigate the waters of how to be the best mom for her recent high school graduate and current college student son.

Jennie's deepest desire is for others to experience the joy, freedom, and redemption that only comes from Jesus Christ.

She proudly sports her "Jesus cape" and wants others to have one as well! She is a warrior, encourager, and victor in Christ. 

Be sure to check out her most popular post about prayer.


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Sherrie Wilkerson, Bible Teacher and Comedic Relief

Sherrie hails from Nashville, TN, and assures us that she was here long before it was cool.  She is the wife of Paul and dog mom to Murphy. She has taught Sunday School to 3 year-olds for fifteen years and is an active member of her home church, serving on the Board of Directors, the Make a Difference - Helping Hands steering committee, and co-teaching a discipleship class.

Sherrie enjoys painting, decorating with antiques, and keeping those around her amused. Most importantly, God has been grooming Sherrie for t.His ministry for the past several years. She waits with confident anticipation of what God has in store. 

On her tombstone it will say, "She made Jesus smile.”


 

Why does Rock t.His exist?

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First and foremost to glorify God

"Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth." Psalm 115:1

To help our readers dig into and understand the Bible for themselves

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." Romans 10:17

To speak truth into the lives of our readers

We are committed to providing biblically based teachings. All the practical application tools are given to help you get in the Word on a regular basis and grow in your faith.

"Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth." John 17:17

To spread the gospel

Above all else, we want to share the Good News of Jesus Christ! If you're curious about what Good News we mean, you can print t.His out!  

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28:19


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Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe the Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (Matthew 5:182 Timothy 3:16-17). In faith we hold the Bible to be inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the complete and final authority for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17). While still using the individual writing styles of the human authors, the Holy Spirit perfectly guided them to ensure they wrote precisely what He wanted written, without error or omission (2 Peter 1:21).

God

We believe in one God, who is Creator of all (Deuteronomy 6:4Colossians 1:16), who has revealed Himself in three distinct Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14), yet who is one in being, essence, and glory (John 10:30). God is eternal (Psalm 90:2), infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), and sovereign (Psalm 93:1). God is omniscient (Psalm 139:1-6), omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-13), omnipotent (Revelation 19:6), and unchanging (Malachi 3:6). God is holy (Isaiah 6:3), just (Deuteronomy 32:4), and righteous (Exodus 9:27). God is love (1 John 4:8), gracious (Ephesians 2:8), merciful (1 Peter 1:3), and good (Romans 8:28).

Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is God incarnate, God in human form, the expressed image of the Father, who, without ceasing to be God, became man in order that He might demonstrate who God is and provide the means of salvation for humanity (Matthew 1:21John 1:18Colossians 1:15).

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23); that He is truly fully God and truly fully man (John 1:1,14); that He lived a perfect, sinless life (1 John 3:5); that all His teachings are true (John 14:6). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all humanity (1 John 2:2) as a substitutionary sacrifice (Isaiah 53:5-6). We hold that His death is sufficient to provide salvation for all who receive Him as Savior (John 1:12Acts 16:31); that our justification is grounded in the shedding of His blood (Romans 5:9Ephesians 1:7); and that it is attested by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:61 Peter 1:3).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in His glorified body (Acts 1:9-10) and is now seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate (Romans 8:34Hebrews 7:25).

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4). He regenerates sinners (Titus 3:5) and indwells believers (Romans 8:9). He is the agent by whom Christ baptizes all believers into His body (1 Corinthians 12:12-14). He is the seal by whom the Father guarantees the salvation of believers unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14). He is the Divine Teacher who illumines believers' hearts and minds as they study the Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:9-12).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is ultimately sovereign in the distribution of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11). We believe that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit, while by no means outside of the Spirit's ability to empower, no longer function to the same degree they did in the early development of the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-112 Corinthians 12:12Ephesians 2:204:7-12).

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). Christ's death fully accomplished justification through faith and redemption from sin. Christ died in our place (Romans 5:8-9) and bore our sins in His own body (1 Peter 2:24). On the third day after His death, Jesus physically rose again, demonstrating His victory over sin and death (Romans 14:9).

We believe salvation is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Good works and obedience are results of salvation, not requirements for salvation. Due to the greatness, sufficiency, and perfection of Christ's sacrifice, all those who have truly received Christ as Savior are eternally secure in salvation, kept by God's power, secured and sealed in Christ forever (John 6:37-4010:27-30Romans 8:138-39Ephesians 1:13-141 Peter 1:5Jude 24). Just as salvation cannot be earned by good works, neither does it need good works to be maintained or sustained. Good works and changed lives are the inevitable results of salvation (James 2).

The Church

We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all believers of this present age (1 Corinthians 12:12-142 Corinthians 11:2Ephesians 1:22-235:25-27). We believe in the ordinances of believer's water baptism by immersion as a testimony to Christ and identification with Him, and the Lord's Supper as a remembrance of Christ's death and shed blood (Matthew 28:19-20Acts 2:41-4218:81 Corinthians 11:23-26). Through the church, believers are to be taught to obey the Lord and to testify concerning their faith in Christ as Savior and to honor Him by holy living. We believe in the Great Commission as the primary mission of the Church. It is the obligation of all believers to witness, by word and life, to the truths of God's Word. The gospel of the grace of God is to be preached to all the world (Matthew 28:19-20Acts 1:82 Corinthians 5:19-20).

Things to Come

We believe in the blessed hope (Titus 2:13), the personal and imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to rapture His saints (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the visible and bodily return of Christ to the earth with His saints to establish His promised millennial kingdom (Zechariah 14:4-111 Thessalonians 3:13Revelation 3:1019:11-1620:1-6). We believe in the physical resurrection of all human beings—the saints to everlasting joy and bliss on the New Earth, and the wicked to eternal punishment in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:46John 5:28-29Revelation 20:5-612-13).

We believe that the souls of believers are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where they await their resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:432 Corinthians 5:8Philippians 1:233:211 Thessalonians 4:16-17). We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until their resurrection when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:41-46Mark 9:43-48Luke 16:19-262 Thessalonians 1:7-9Revelation 20:11-15).

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