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How to Get Back on Track

Are you prone to thinking you can’t share your challenges with other people? At some level, perhaps we all are. Struggling privately comes naturally to us. Somehow, it seems as though it’s easier to carry the weight of our problems and challenges alone than to let other people in. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We weren’t made to do life alone; we were made to live life in spiritual family. Caitlyn and Brandon have seen first hand…

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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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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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“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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