Matt Coker | @MatthewSCoker
A few years ago, when we moved back to our hometown, we were moving into a new house that we were going to be renting. It was nice, but not awesome. It was run down, could've used some paint and a new carpet. The kitchen was straight of the 70's. We wound up loving it, despite it's flaws. In fact, it was a great blessing. We figured we'd probably end up in a bug-infesting dump-hole in the bad part of town to start off with.
But God blessed us with a wonderful place to live.
But the thing is, we were told the wrong address initially. When we were working out a viewing, I did a search of the address we were given and found a YouTube video that walked through it. This house was amazing. Not mansion fancy, but big with beautiful rooms, fire place, giant kitchen, and plenty of spare room. We got super psyched.
Then, we figured out that our house was actually the house next door. A lot smaller and a good deal more run down. No comparison.
Aaron Jeffries | @ARJEFFRIES1
I will be turning 30 on July 26, 2015. Fifteen years ago, I thought I knew it all. Now I have a few things I would like to tell that little twit. So, in the spirit of telling people off on the internet, teenage me needs to read this now.
The future generation is waiting on you. Yes, Jesus wants you to be serious about Him, but you do have a purpose to fulfill; so stop playing grand theft auto, grab a SAT study guide and get busy! When you arrive in high school, don’t worry about being cool. Listening to Ludacris really is ludicrous and your teachers are NOT your enemy, you are! (And a little side note, your wife and kids are amazing.)
Now that I am done speaking to past, allow me to say a few things to you, my wonderful readers (hopefully more than just my wife and mom).
Matt Coker | @MatthewSCoker
Why is it so important to "live one day at a time" and what does that really mean for those of us in recovery?
I recently spoke at my home church's Celebrate Recovery program to explain it in depth.
This is one of our 20-Minute Messages from the "Back Row Online" YouTube channel, where we post our serious videos and messages.
Daniel Foster | @danielfoster07
“Let my people go!”
At some point in time you have probably heard that line in a children’s song, maybe read it in the bible, or more than likely heard it in a movie - special thanks to Charlton Heston for portraying the best Moses this world has ever seen.
So here’s the scene; Moses enters into Egypt to free God’s people – the Israelites. The Israelites were enslaved in Egypt for hundreds of years. So here’s Moses, Hundreds of years later, finally arriving to save the day, to set the Israelites free and lead them into the promise land.
I don’t know about you, but I would have hopped on that train in a heartbeat. You certainly wouldn’t have had to ask me twice. Think about it, trading the slave life for freedom and a beautiful promised land gifted by God. Who would want to pass that up?
Matt Coker | @MatthewSCOker & @BackRowBeliever
When you were in elementary, did you ever have to do book reports for the “Book It” Challenge?
I sure did. I had to read one book a month for three months in third grade. However, we got to pick the books and the teachers never knew what they were about anyway…
So, I pretended to read some Goosebumps books, which I did enjoy, just not on a time table. Then, I would just BS my way through a made up story in my head for the one-page report I had to do on it.
I remember reading one book called "Stay Out of the Basement" or something like that. Oh, wait. Did I say I read it? No. Never did. I checked it out from the library and wrote a book report on it, completely making it up as I went along.
AARON JEFFRIES | @ARJEFFRIES1
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