Story Team Weekly: Filled With Grace and Peace

Grief became a three letter word: God.McCartney Piper Lee Coleman was born on April 25, 2014 at 2:47a.m. She weighed 3.47 pounds. She died two days later on April 27th. “She was what I had prayed for my whole life,” says Angelique, her mother. “I always knew I wanted to be a mom and I wanted a daughter, and that’s what God gave to me … When McCartney died, the most important relationship in my life changed. Grief became a three letter word: God.”As a child, Angelique had childlike faith … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 192: THIS is Why

[display_podcast]If you have ever asked yourself any of the age-old questions like... What’s it all about? Why am I here? What is my purpose?If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, then you are in for a treat in this week’s PODCAST. Because in this podcast, you will get the answer to these most-important questions.So let me start with a news-flash for you. One of considerable consequence. Yet one that you will not find to be surprising at all. … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 191: Of Slugs and Kings

[display_podcast]Not to be clichéd! But if the words, “Mission Accomplished” ever meant anything to anyone in any situation, they absolutely apply here in John 17.As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, this is the moment, courtesy of John, now forever frozen in time.The singular moment toward which all of human history, going all the way back to the Garden of Eden, had been slowly but steadily building.The seminal moment from which the remainder of human history, down to our pr … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: The Author and Perfecter

Bitia Buenrostro was born on November 13th, 1984 in the tiny border town of Brownsville, Texas. Much of her youth was spent carpooling back and forth across the border into Matamoros, Mexico. Summers were full of youth group adventures, family dinners, and plotting her illustrious Quinceañera, a life event that rivals the importance of a wedding day to a little girl in Mexico.Just before she entered fifth grade, Bitia’s parents withdrew her and her little brother from the private school in Br … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 190: Jesus’ One Worry Concerning YOU (and Me)

[display_podcast]On this Thursday night of Jesus’ final week, mere hours before the crucifixion, Jesus was worried about His disciples.And as you are about to hear in this PODCAST, He was worried for a very good reason.I don’t know if you have ever associated the word worry with Jesus, but as you will hear, in this case, at this time, in this place, that word worry is most appropriate.Don’t worry (pun intended). I’m not trying to get all psychoanalytical on you. I am not fluent in … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Floored

“God, why did you let me go through this?” Malayia cried out through tears, lying facedown on the floor of her dorm room. “Why have you forgotten about me?” The weight Malayia had carried all semester was too heavy for her to bear. She’d reached her breaking point.Malayia grew up in Beaumont, Texas and dreamed of attending the University of Texas at Austin (UT). After graduating third in her high school class, she became the first person in her family to attend college. She came to UT planni … [Read more...]