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Is it Important?

This past Halloween may have been the last time I go trick-or-treating. Not because something bad happened, but because our youngest daughter, Nina, is now 10 and apparently growing out of it as her older sisters already have. In fact, without having to say it, her actions spoke loudly to us as we went from…

Are You Qualified?

Our Reading Buddies partnership with Tom C. Gooch Elementary is in full swing! If you are not familiar with this awesome opportunity for members of our congregation and community, you can find out about it here. In short, Reading Buddies is the weekly opportunity for volunteers to meet with a scholar in Kindergarten, first or…

It’s Time to Rest

I love my job. Working with, kids, teens, families, and grandparents is exhilarating. Ever since I started internship, I have been in high gear. Go, go, go; get everything ready and on track. Build relationships, try new things, and prepare for the future. It has been a whirlwind ride so far.  I’m exhausted, and that…

A Case for Eating Queso

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” In…

Sticking with It, Until It’s Finished

Do you have trouble seeing things through or sticking to a goal? Apparently, most of us do! According to Business Insider, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Does that sound like you? Or, how about this— I recently came across a list of the “Seven Unfinished Wonders of the World.” I’ve heard of…

Enough!

There’s Never Enough….. As I reflect on the last 3 months I’ve noticed a few things. There’s never enough time, my to do list keeps growing while the hours of the day fly away.  I feel like I blinked on June 1st and ended up at September 6th when I opened my eyes.  I’m not…

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….