“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 CAN'T, HE CAN - In The Waiting Room Part 3

“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation”  Philippians 4:12

Is that really possible?  Can I really be "content" in every situation?  Can I really find peace inside when there's chaos and turmoil and upheaval all around me?  Is that possible and if so, how do I get there?

That's the topic of week 3 In The Waiting Room as we discuss the "secret of contentment".  You may not believe it but St. Paul gives us a formula to unlock this mystery in our own lives.  What is that formula?  You have to listen to the message to see.  But I'll give you a hint...


EMBRACING THE PAIN - In the Waiting Room Part 2

It's week 2 in our latest series, IN THE WAITING ROOM, and we're still trying to answer the question: what do you do when there's nothing you can do?

We all know someone who's done it - someone who's made it through the waiting room (those unchangeable/unalterable circumstances of life) and come out stronger than when they entered.  How do they do it?  What's their secret?  What am I doing or not doing that stops me from reaching that point of peace/trust in my waiting room?

It all comes down to one decision - one choice that you can make in your waiting room - that will unleash God's power and grace/ in your waiting room in extraordinary ways.

In The Waiting Room - Part 1

What do you do when there's nothing you can do?  

When you're waiting for solutions that don't seem to be coming?  When the problems just won't seem to get any better?  When the more you try to fix them, the worse they get?  What do you do when there's nothing you can do?

That's goal of our newest series at The Well called IN THE WAITING ROOM.  What do you do when you're in the "waiting room" seasons of life - waiting for an answer that doesn't seem to be coming?

If you (or someone you know) is going through one of those waiting room seasons of life, check out the video above.  I won't say that it'll solve all your problems; but hopefully it will help you find hope within them.