A refugee is defined as “a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution.” Did you know there are refugees from over 30 countries that have been resettled right here in Tarrant County? While some are actually persecuted Christians, many have never heard the Gospel message.
Every person, at some point in their life, wrestles with their identity. Joel has been part of the Milestone family for several years, and in that time God has done some amazing things in his life. His story is so powerful because it demonstrates God’s heart to define His purpose and calling in our lives.
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them white as snow.” –Isaiah 1:18How do you see yourself?I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately. Identity is an area in our lives that’s so easily shaken. The enemy will take every opportunity to get us to focus on our past and lie to us about who we are.
In a recent marriage series, we showed a powerful testimony of forgiveness and restoration. We wanted to share it again because we felt like there was more of the story to be told. This is Caroline and Gray Holbrook and their journey of God bringing restoration after an affair and separation.
When people pray, powerful things happen.Our missions department recently received the donation of a car that came with two special requests from the owner: that the car be given to a single mom and that he might leave an anonymous letter for her on the dashboard. You see, the man who owned the car had grown up the son of a single mom and he’d been praying for an opportunity to bless a single mom with this car.
“Blake found something of great value and significance in a place he didn’t expect.”Blake Beavan, a Major League pitcher and first-round round draft pick for the Texas Rangers in 2007, suffered a career-ending shoulder injury in 2014. In the wake of his injury and the shattered dream of playing professional baseball, Blake started attending Milestone with his wife, joined a small group and now has started inviting his friends to join him at church. Check out his journey in this video:
It only took a few short steps but the significance of this walk will stick with me for long, long time.As I was standing by the back door greeting people at one of our Easter weekend services, I saw an older couple walking slowly toward the doors. They were some of the last people to make their way out of the auditorium. As I moved forward to meet them and hear their story, I was amazed. This husband and wife from Syracuse, both in their 70s, had just made a decision to follow Jesus!
Do you ever think back about your life and wonder, “If I only knew then…what I know now?”That may explain why stories about time travel keep coming back in movies, TV and books. There’s something in us that wishes we could get another shot, a do-over, or that we could somehow send a message back to the younger version of ourselves.