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Giving Thanks!

So how does one begin to articulate a nine-year partnership in the Gospel in a blog post? Not to mention my appreciation for the outpouring of chips, salsa, and Londoner gift certificates. Let me start by saying the words here only begin to share how I feel about the work we have done together over…

The Gospel from the Bed of a Pickup Truck

On May 20th several players and their families from the La Paz soccer club teams, over 150 in all, gathered in Frisco for the FC Dallas match against the San Jose Earthquake.  The groups started arriving in the parking lot at 5:30 for tailgating and fellowship.  At 6:30, after 150 burgers and 300 hot dogs…

Out of Place

As a neat freak, I know that things out of place and messiness make it more difficult for me to be productive. And to not begin “fixing” it. And to be at peace. Recently, though, I found myself in a situation where I was the thing out of place. I was mortified and totally taken…

Saying Good-bye to an Old Friend

On Saturday, March 4th, Emily and I said our farewells to an old and dear friend.  Little Pebbles, a 16 year old hound mix, had been losing weight and breathing hard.  The vet confirmed our worst fears; that her little body was breaking down and that there wasn’t anything more they could do for her….

Welcome Luis & Mirella!

Luis & Mirella Benitez will be welcomed this Sunday as the new leadership team for Santa Cruz. We are thrilled to have them joining the Holy Cross/Santa Cruz ministry team! In this week’s blog they introduce themselves and explain how they became a part of what God is doing in and through Santa Cruz… Hello….

Detecting Our Identity

“Tea without sugar is just vegetable soup.” –Lance I recently came across a British television series called “The Detectorists.”  The above quote is evidence of the quirky, dry delivery of so much of English humor.  And the rest of the show isn’t any different.  In its first season in 2015 it was recognized by the…

The Happy Ending Rule

This Sunday we will wrap up a sermon series called “Storyline” in which we have explored how the narrative of our lives intersects with God’s story and helps to move the plot along. You can get caught up on the entire series here. This series has challenged me to take a step back and examine…

Can Jesus be found in Road Rage?

It has been said that Texans loose their minds at the first sight of snow or ice.  I have agreed that there is some truth to this, but have also tried to defend us, arguing this is really an exaggeration.  However, after being a witness to the events of last Friday I now have to…

Sharing Your Story: Not a Resolution

If you want to get to know someone, you have to invest time with that person. Some of the most beautiful relationships we can think of have been forged over long periods, like a couple celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary, friends who met in diapers and served in each other’s weddings, and family friends who…

T.G.I…W?!

Last night we celebrated our annual “Thanksgiving Fiesta” as a part of our weekly Wild Wednesday ministry. As you may know, each Wednesday, children, youth and adults from around our congregation and community gather on our campus for a variety of purposes. Adults from the community come to learn English, children come to play and…