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
IF:Starkville

What would it look like for women, not just from one church, but from an entire community, to come together for two days to worship and be equipped and encouraged in the gospel? How would it change not only their…

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Christine Ellis
Goals. Guilt. Grace.

I love January and the new start it brings because I love looking to the year ahead and to the person I  want to become. However, when it comes to creating goals for the new year, I'm a bit of a cynical optimist…

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Bobby D'Alessandro
Lydia's Winter Kitchen

Well, the Christmas tree is put away, presents have been played with, and the new semester is in full swing. A fun side note for you is that Scott, my deployed husband, is scheduled to be home this semester some time as well. The Lord has been so gracious to…

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Lydia Edwards