Life Stories

You Might Be Surprised

Let me tell you, knowing the statistics of our culture today, seeing adult men make decisions for Christ and then choosing to be baptized is a full-on miracle. We’ve seen it first hand here at Milestone as we partner with wives in praying for their husbands to come to church. Once they get here, the best part is hearing these men say, “Well, unfortunately I liked that”. One of my favorite moments from last weekend was getting to share with…

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A Recipe For Residents

It’s the basic idea of servanthood…to see a need and then work to fill it. It’s often these simple acts, perhaps unnoticed, done without accolades or recognition, that prove to be the most impactful. In 2011, Dianne Lewandowski saw a need and didn’t hesitate to do something about it. When she visited Evergreen At Keller, a local senior living residence, she noticed people with more than just physical challenges and needs. There were also many residents living in isolation and…

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How One Student Aced The STAAR Exam

Carpool lines, early morning alarms, backpacks, and busy schedules can only mean one thing: the school year has arrived! As summer winds down, teachers everywhere can be found preparing lessons and getting classrooms ready for a new group of students. We believe teaching is not just a career, but a calling to inspire and impact the next generation. Tracey LaFara has been an educator for many years and loves pouring into students and inspiring them to believe in themselves. Watch…

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Ever Felt Invisible?

Have you ever felt invisible? Alone? Insignificant? Unworthy? At one point or another we all have those thoughts. We feel like we’ve blown it…like we don’t matter, or no one cares. Like our prayers are hitting the ceiling or that God has left us to navigate our circumstances alone. It’s how Tom felt before God intersected his world. “Where I thought I was alone through all those years, Christ showed me that I wasn’t. He told me that I wasn’t.…

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Encounters

Milestone is an everyone church that values and believes in the next generation. Our summer camps have always been key environments where our Elevate students and Milestone Kids can encounter Jesus in a real, personal way. A few weeks ago our Elevate team took 245 students and 48 leaders to High School Rev Camp in Louisiana. Here are just a few of the stories from this incredible week: Lauren came into the week with feelings of guilt and shame from…

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Summer Stories: The Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

As we close out our Summer Stories series this week, we wanted to share with you our top five most-read stories of the year so far. For those of you who have been journeying with us for a while, this is a great way to refresh. If you are new to the Milestone Life blog, we hope you will be encouraged and inspired by these incredible stories.   The Top Five Most-Read Stories of 2017 Simply click each headline or…

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The Miracle That Needed A Miracle

Luke and Sam have been a part of our church family for over 13 years and were both teenagers when they met at Elevate’s very first student retreat in 2004. Ten years later, as a married couple, they found themselves navigating a painful season of loss and uncertainty following a miscarriage. “When you’re in it, you have no visibility into what God has later on. It’s really hard to process and understand why.” Watch their story here and find out…

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