Today's post is one of the most powerful stories I've ever read about marriage (I didn't write it; I found it online). It's a bit long, but it's absolutely worth it. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. Whether you’re single or married, I promise you, it's worth the four minutes it'll take you to read it. Trust me...you'll thank me when you're done.Read More
Have you ever seen those stickers on cars that say 13.1? Or 26.2? I recently learned that those stickers (or magnets if you’re in the 21st century) signify that the person who owns it has run either a marathon (26.2 miles) or a half marathon (13.1 miles). I never knew that. But I do now. Why?
BECAUSE I JUST RAN A HALF MARATHON BABY! BOO YAH!!!!!Read More
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because,having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12)
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Hope you had a great holiday week and are ready to get back into the normalcy/routine of life (I know I am!).
We got back into the swing of things at STSA by going back In The Waiting Room. This week our message focused around God's purpose for our trials. We all know we're waiting for something, but what? What is the intended outcome that God is trying to achieve from this? What exactly am I "waiting" for anyway?
The answer may surprise you. Make sure you check out this week's message to find out for yourself.
And as a special bonus, somewhere in the middle of the message I made my first "BOLD PREDICTION" for 2015. I guarantee you'll be interested in finding out what that's all about...
I know a guy who throws away the batteries in the TV remote control whenever he checks into a hotel.I know a guy who cut the internet service out of his home.I know a young lady who will hug everyone in the world except for her fiancé. She won’t even hold hands with him until they’re married.I know a man who refuses to look up when in line at the grocery store – he just stares at the ground and barely makes eye contact with the cashier because he wants to avoid seeing the trashy tabloids by the register.
Are these people insane? What’s wrong with them? I mean, I understand they’re trying to remain pure and avoid temptation, but it seems a bit extreme doesn’t it?
What they’re doing is what we’re all called to do in a sense. I’m not talking about what they did specifically, but rather the way they approached their problem. These people all have something that many of us lack today: a WHATEVER IT TAKES mentality.Read More