Can You Take It? 

October 21, 2014

Or Will You Fold?

There's nothing that could have prepared me for the pain that I was about to endure. I'm usually the last person to take pain medication and I've learned to endure pain pretty well over the years due to situations that required me to push through. This time was different. 


I can only describe it as a hot knife being plunged into your lower back side right up until the tip reaches your spine and becomes lodged. Now imagine every few minutes the knife twisting just a little. Now stretch that scenario over a 6-8 hour period or longer. Are you cringing? You should be.



Men can handle pain, right? In fact we're expected to handle it while maintaining a straight face. Unfortunately this is not "The Expendables" and the pain we experience is real.  


No matter how much you think you can endure there is always a pain that can hit deeper and last longer. During that period when there's nothing a man can do, he suffers. It may be quick or it may linger. He may try to walk it off or it may bring him to his knees. Suffering hits right to the core. It always leads us to ask the question "why?".   


Have you suffered or are you suffering now? What's the purpose? Is it due to something you've done or is it something that happened for no apparent reason? The season of suffering a man endures can change the man for the better or for the worse. Which direction are you headed? This week bring your pain with you as we explore it.  I'll also finish the story on that hot knife.


Join us @ THE CORE this Friday as we continue in our new series  "The Season's of a Man's Life". Missed a Friday? Don't worry, you can plug right in right where we're at without missing a beat.  Every week we will take a look at a season every man can relate to in his own life. Maybe you are in that season now?

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@ THE CORE  is  an interactive environment where men can engage in a conversation that helps answer some of those questions. Every week is an opportunity for a man to meet with other men and lean into some topics relevant to men. It's a chance to create some connections that not only impact your day but also your life.  

Why not carve out an extra hour every Friday morning in your schedule to join us? It won't cost you anything but it may very well enrich your life.  Currently no reservations are needed (unless we have a special guest) so drop on by!

Not a morning person? Don't worry we will have hot coffee and food to help take the edge off.

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Wild Wing Cafe
at Windward Pkwy &  GA 400
Alpharetta, GA
(In the plaza just behind Cracker Barrel)
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The Place....
If you live or work in Alpharetta then there's probably a chance you eaten at Wild Wing Cafe. There's no other place around that has 34 different flavors of wings. Of course they don't just serve wings, there's a host of other things on the menu.

The Coffee....
Our coffee each Friday comes from The Original Pancake House right around the corner from Wild Wing. If you have time after @ THE CORE, stop by and have breakfast.
The Food....
Hey, we change it up now! Stop in and enjoy one or more of the above each Friday. We might even grab a few bananas for the health conscious. 
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