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Our mission is provide a forum for the “restless”. A place where they can tell their story or hear the inspirational stories of others that could provide a reason to hope for eternity or just take another breath for one more day. To share the stories of real people with hearts restless to find what they were made for. We see people's hearts as waves desperate to finally discover rest on an eternal shore.
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Our mission is provide a forum for the “restless”. A place where they can tell their story or hear the inspirational stories of others that could provide a reason to hope for eternity or just take another breath for one more day. To share the stories of real people with hearts restless to find what they were made for. We see people's hearts as waves desperate to finally discover rest on an eternal shore.
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    Paul Revere

    Paul Revere

    Hey this is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On. This is call Paul Paul Revere.
    Not long ago my wife and I along with our good friends hiked a trail between Lexington and Concord Yes, that trail was a portion of the route that Paul Revere took on a dark April night in 1775.
    As we hiked that trail an image that came to mind...one of a guy who braves the possibility of being captured, imprisoned or even killed rides his horse to bring important news to others. In fact Revere was intercepted and detained by a British patrol between Lexington and Concord. 

    Typically we would define persevere as just trying to hang on with the goal of simply surviving...sounds negative but is that the biblical image of persevere? 
    No, perseverance is the act of continuing to do something even though the task is difficult. ... Paul describes perseverance as being "steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 15:58).
    In James letter he adds these critical details...the promise of "the crown of life" to those who, by their perseverance, show their love for God ( 1:12 ). 
    Here’s why persevering is more than just hanging on.
    First, because there is a finish line and at that line awaits the “crown of life.” The promise that in this life and the next there is meaning, purpose and value...and when that last breath leaves our body there is life eternal.
    Secondly, those who persevere demonstrate their confidence and trust in the Lord.
    There is much more to this story but for today think about this:
    Perseverance is not a desperate act of simply trying to survive...it’s an offensive measure that denies the enemy victory by setting your heart and mind on the eternal not the temporal.

    This is Steve and until we meet again Press On…when you do so you might just start a revolution 

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    Butter Beans

    Butter Beans

    This is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On. This is called Butter Beans.
    Growing up our family faced a number of challenging problems not unlike many families in the 60’s. 
    As a family of 7 there was financial hardship. The majority of my clothing was clothes worn by my brothers the year before. During the summer time meals from the the garden was common such as butter bean stew. It was butter beans with corn, butter beans with tomatoes, butter beans with chicken, butter beans with rice and the list went on. As kids you didn’t know any better you didn’t wonder why you were having so many meals with butter beans. The old man worked hard but was haunted by his past and secret use of alcohol the outcome of his periodic drinking was no secret however...he often became violent which created fear and tension. We all liked to watch John Wayne movies on our black and white console tv. John Wayne’s spirit of “true grit” or resolve and determination by strength of character became our personal rally call. 
    Even with that spirit however there is an obvious question to be asked “to what end”. For purpose make it safely to death at a ripe old age. Does even having this attitude give us meaning, value and purpose. 
    The apostle Paul in Philippians 3 speaks to this unavoidable question: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.... I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
    There’s much more to this story but for today think about this....having resolve to Press On is only sustainable when our purpose for doing so is eternal. 
    The truth is God through Jesus calls all of us heavenward...are you willing to let him take hold of you.
    This is Steve and until we meet again Press On.
    To Dustin a vibrant young man in his 30’s fighting to beat Covid our prayers, thoughts and hopes are with you.

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    Finish Line

    Finish Line

    This is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On. This is called Finish Line.
    Over the last several weeks I’ve talked to a number of people who are struggling emotionally and physically....and heard of many more.
    As I reflect back on my growing up years I remembered a game my brothers and I would play. One at a time each of was given a football and we would run full speed at the others in an effort to cross a line considered the end zone. It was less about football and more about pumling the guy with the ball...it was brutal.. I remembered being massacred by my brothers. We would laugh, fight and sometimes cry in pain but the finish line always stayed in sight. Then it meant something else now it means something epic. Our lives...and what happens after that last breath leaves your body. 
    Hear the words of the writer of Hebrews 12
    Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” 
    The truth is all of us have a race marked out before us and yes there is a finish line for some it will be the temporal things that this life momentarily offers. 
    For others though that will not be enough because they reject that theirs lives are momentary and meaningless. 
    There is much more to this conversation but for today think about this.
    You will get pumbled get in life and it’s going to hurt but when your finish line is the eternal rather then the temporal it’s a life changer. 
    So what do you do: 
    1. As we run, we must “fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” He’s the finish line.
    2. Surround yourself with those who don’t take theirs eyes on the finish line Christ. I have a long time friend and group of guys who’s motto is “we get each other to the finish…even if it's ugly.

    This Steve and until we meet again Press O

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    Stiff Necked

    Stiff Necked

    Stiff Necked 
    This is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On. This called Stiff Necked.
    Usually every morning I wake up with a sniff neck and body because of arthritis i and of course theres that thing called gravity and age.
    Ive often complained that I "feel like the tin man" from the wizard of Oz caught in a rain storm without an oil can.  
    In Micah 6:8 God answers the Jewish people regarding what he wants from them: He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness (mercy), And to walk humbly with your God?
    God was clear about what was important to Him and it wasn't their ritualistic practices it was the attitude of their hearts and in this He wanted them to walk humbly with God.
    So what does humility and being stiff necked have to do with each other...they are the polar opposites. Throughout the OT God often referred to the Jews as stiff necked people this was figure of speech when describing the attitude of Israel toward God.
    The term stiff necked was originally used to describe an ox that refused to be directed by the farmer…it refused to turn the head or was very slow in order to take a different path.
    Sound familiar...perhaps it should. Pride, arrogance, and yes being stiff necked exist in abundance first in our own heart, particularly my own, Yet God Identifies it as an obstacle in walking with Him.
    Jesus in the sermon on the mount brings attention to it when he said “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This was not about material possessions He was speaking to spiritual realities: He always did: To be poor in spirit is to recognize our utter spiritual bankruptcy before God.

    There is much more to this story but for today think about this  
    Unlike this world in Gods economy humility is not a weakness its a strength, and more than that the kingdom of God is only accessible when our hearts our right before God.
    This is Steve and until we meet again Press ON

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    A Loyal Love

    A Loyal Love

    A loyal love is not dependent on how you or I feel at a given moment it exist simply because God wills it. Many a morning I’m sure my wife or I has woken up not “feeling” the marriage thing but the foundation of a loyal love held fast and will do so until our last breathes. 
    God has shown us his loyal love in the person of Jesus? What about you? Is loyalty foundational to your love for him, your spouse, family and those you encounter.

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    "Rightly"

    "Rightly"

    The “social justice” of today is not the same thing. In fact it’s a term coined by socialist in post WW II in Europe. Socialism seeks to remove God, therefore what is “right and wrong” is determined by those in power...not God. There is much much more to this story for:
    Today think about this: “act justly” by applying God’s determination of “right and wrong” equally to all you encounter. Not because you have to but because it’s who you are. Why because of Gods grace in Jesus we have been given mercy for all those who receive it. 
    This is Steve and until we meet again Press On.

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