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“It Hit Me. I Needed People.”

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? -Psalm 13:1 (NIV) If you’re asking questions like these, or you’ve asked them in the past, you’re not alone. Thoughts like these enter our minds, but the truth is, God sees all that we are going through. He cares about our pains and listens to our questions. He is always present and is always at work in our lives, whether we see it…

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A Difficult Diagnosis–A Dependable God

Three simple words can change your life forever. You have cancer.  Those three words bring with them a suitcase filled with fear, anxiety, and pain. But for Jillian Craig, the day after her diagnosis, two encounters at Starbucks gave her a new perspective.  “My husband, Nick, and I felt as though it was time for us to really lean into our church and deepen our walk with God when April of 2018 rolled around. It was the perfect time for…

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How Standing in the Commons Changed This First Responder

Two years ago, Stephen Grossman worked at Milestone over the weekends as an off-duty police officer. Serving in the Commons changed his life.  “I was working here at Milestone, standing in the Commons for a number of weeks, watching the services on the big screen. What really kept me coming back week to week was the focus on how the next generation is being taken care of.  Being in the line of work that I am in, I’ve seen lots…

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Australia to Texas: Welcome Home

Sometimes it’s the little things that draw people in—simple things like delivering a box with popcorn, a travel mug, and information about Milestone to a new family in the neighborhood. The way we serve others doesn’t have to be extravagant in order to make a huge difference in someone’s life. Belinda Poile shares her story with us today of how a Welcome Box brought her family to Milestone, take a look: In January 2017, we arrived in Texas. My husband…

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Finding Family: Sierra’s Story

God puts us where we need to be, exactly when we need to be there. When Sierra needed spiritual family the most, He put her in the perfect group of girls to help her get through. With their prayer, love, and support, Sierra took a big step this past weekend and decided to be baptized. Take a look at her story here: This past summer, I made a decision to create a fresh start for myself. I’ve been a believer…

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From Strangers To Spiritual Family

On a Monday night in October of 2017, five couples walked into a room as strangers. They weren’t quite sure what to expect as they met for their first Small Group together, but nearly a year and a half later, these five couples have all found something invaluable. Today, Stewart Pearcy shares how this group of strangers became spiritual family and how God is now using them to influence the lives of others. “In a step of faith, my wife and I joined a Small…

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Pastor Jeff Little

Finding New Purpose: Aquila’s Story

I first met Aquila after our 101 class and I was blown away by her story. In fact, I’ve been so moved by what God’s done in her life, I shared it during our Christmas services. So many people were helped and encouraged by hearing her story, I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to get the full story from Aquila in her own words: “I just turned 62 and life hasn’t been easy for me. After enduring multiple back surgeries and other…

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