Be Still

Let me set the scene for you. Pastor Chip walked into my office and closed the door. This is one of those moments in life when I'll never forget the details. I said to him…

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Bobby D'Alessandro
Living on Mission

When I was in college, I went on a student-led mission trip to Nicaragua to partner with a local ministry that planted churches and trained pastors. We decided that we were going to take as many suitcases as our fundraising would pay for, and we filled them with gifts: toys, clothes, and candy. The house we used to stage our charitable efforts looked like…

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Kathryn Entrekin
How long have we been married?

Despite what many of us tend to believe before we enter into a marriage relationship, marriage is not “warm and fuzzy feelings” all of the time.  I realized this important piece of information nearly seventeen years ago as I was standing with my husband of less than two weeks in the middle of a grocery store in Northern Virginia fighting over…

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Ashley Taylor
Stop Making Bible Reading A New Year's Resolution

At the start of the new year, you probably made a list of resolutions filled with health goals and things you hope to achieve by the end of 2019. Somewhere on that list, you wrote down “Have a better quiet time” or “Read my Bible more,” and just like with the other resolutions on your list, you started strong, with new enthusiasm…

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Christine Ellis
Date Night Ideas

Looking for some ideas for your next date night? Here are some suggestions from church members that range from free to not so free and can be enjoyed in Starkville and out of town…

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Bobby D'Alessandro
Sam Collier

Sam Collier and his twin sister were born into poverty to a 21-year-old mother who already had three kids she struggled to feed. She made a difficult decision and chose to give him and his sister up for adoption. When they were just 2 months old, the twins were…

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Kathryn Entrekin