Belong

Belong

Have you ever walked into a place and thought to yourself, “I belong here”? I have. I remember it very clearly, I walked into Holy Cross after a tough weekend and started to think about all of the people I have come to love at church and here in Dallas. I smiled to...
Lost and Stubborn

Lost and Stubborn

From Mark 9, “…[The disciples] did not understand the saying and were afraid to ask Him.” I can’t recall the number of times before GPS or since when I was lost while driving or riding a bike in an unknown place. That’s not to say I am excellent with directions, but...
The House With the Yellow Door

The House With the Yellow Door

I have experienced the goodness of God. My husband and I married 8 years ago this summer. There is much that could be said about our first 6 years of marriage and where we have been, but that’s a story for another day, so, I’ll fast forward to the weekend of July 4,...
Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

Serious question for you: how do you keep your house clean?  Are you able to afford a cleaning service? If you have kids, do they help? (Ha Ha Ha). Do you split the chores with your spouse or do you find yourself basically doing most of it?  Heck, maybe you enjoy it;...
New

New

If you asked me, “Haley, describe yourself life in one word.”  New would be my answer. I have a new second job at Central Market. I am working with new people in a new environment. I’m balancing two jobs instead of one. I am doing new ministry. I have new hours. I am...
Spring in September

Spring in September

It’s beginning to feel like Spring! While the temperatures begin to trend downward to create a literal feeling of better weather (amen!), lots of ministries and partnerships are also beginning a new season of life this coming month. Here’s a crash-through list of...
Troy and His Hands and Feet

Troy and His Hands and Feet

We filed out of the Suburban loaded with youth as a man came out of the house and introduced himself. “Hello, Troy,” I said and started a round of introductions during which we told him the names and hometowns of our team. “It is going to be really...
Following Jesus and other extreme sports

Following Jesus and other extreme sports

My guess is that when people describe Angie Nitz, some of the very last two words ever used include “extreme” and “sport”. And yet, on one recent Thursday morning I found myself at 11,000 feet above sea level tethered to a zip line and zooming down a mountain at 65...
What is Promised is Completed

What is Promised is Completed

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me…” Acts 1:4 Personally, I don’t like goodbyes, especially when it involves people really close to...
Guard the Deposit

Guard the Deposit

This week the Dallas Fire Department was at Holy Cross to test and give the green-tag permit to our new fire alarm system.  With the strobe lights flashing and a loud, Siri-like voice warning us of the dangers, the experience reminded me of a very real threat faced by...