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Pastor Jeff Little

What Single Moms and Widows Need to Hear

My grandmother was a tough lady. She could cook dinner, perm her hair, sew a dress, and fix a carburetor all at the same time. But, the strongest thing she ever did was raise two boys all on her own. You see, my grandmother was a single mom. I watched her do everything she could to provide for her family. So, I know it’s hard, not just because I am a pastor, but because I grew up with it. And…

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I Gave God One Week

When you sit down for the Thanksgiving meal, and everyone is going around the table sharing what they are most thankful for, what are you going to say? Dhe, Kim, and their eldest son experienced homelessness in 2007 and 2008. Today, 11 years later, Dhe knows exactly what he will say when it’s his turn to share what he’s thankful for, and he’s here to let us all know. “In 2006, I was living the life I wanted to live…

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Open & Honest: Thoughts from a Men’s Small Group

Men meeting with other men for barbeque, football, and hunting? That’s typical. But men trusting each other with their struggles and building deep friendships based on transparency and the Bible? That’s special. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, men are empowered to become better leaders, fathers, and husbands. This is exactly what’s happening in Joe and Nando’s Small Group. They’ve been through three Milestone Small Group programs together and are still building relationships to last. Today,…

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Effortless

We aren’t made to live life alone…but, if we took a poll, odds are, everyone would say they’ve felt overlooked, isolated, or misunderstood at some point in life. For some people, it may have been just a short, fleeting moment of feeling this way, but for many of us, we’ve had to fight through those feelings over and over again.  Growing up, Kayla was no stranger to those feelings of loneliness, but now, she’s experiencing a new way of life,…

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Thirty Years Later

We never outgrow the need we have for peace, joy, and reminders of God’s faithfulness. We will never outgrow the need we have for faith. But where do we find all of that? The Bible. Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. –Romans 10:17 Cathy and Whitt are two members of our family that have spent their lives consistently seeking God through the Bible. Today, Cathy shares how her time in the Word has influenced her…

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Pastor Jeff Little

Somewhere to Call Home

I’m terrible with directions. Anytime my wife and I go someplace new, I end up lost, trying to figure out where to go. Without the GPS, I’m liable to end up in a grassy field or on a dirt road, and I have to admit—I need help. So many people live life this way. We think we know where we’re going until we’re lost.  We’re searching for something—someplace we can call home, but we just feel lost. No one wants…

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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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