You can expect to find practical ideas here which will create healthier, productive neighbourhoods that honour the community of Christ. Neighbourhood Life exists to move neighbours from strangers to acquaintances to meaningful relationships.
My real name is Arnold Richard Abma, but I just go by Rick. My wife, Joyce and I have four children (all born in the 90’s), a dog (free off the internet), a couple of cats, and four pet birds. I began speaking to audiences when I graduated with a BA in communications for my radio career. Since earning a Master’s degree in Christian Education, my speaking schedule has increased. The schedule is filled with a variety of groups from churches to businesses to actual neighbourhoods. I love storytelling, and I also love how stories speak about life. For example, I test drove a Porsche 930 turbo when I was a teen, only to surprise myself as to how slow I ended up driving down the highway…just so that everyone had to pass me and look into the window. You should have seen them stare as they passed. But what does that tell us about life? It leads to a great understanding of how we want to be great, when greatness resides in being humble and serving. More on that when we meet.