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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…

Freedom from sin

This week, as we mark Veteran’s Day on November 11th, we take the opportunity to look at the Biblical theme of “Sin and Freedom” in our Sunday worship service. It’s a theme which, beginning in Genesis and ending in the book of Revelation, deals with the bondage we find ourselves in due to our sinful…

What is your role?

What is Your Role? Pastor Tom concluded his sermon Sunday (listen to the entire message here) with a question, “what roles are you fulfilling?” This question was in the context of the current Holy Cross sermon series “The Grand Tour.”  So on this stop along the tour we consider what is it that God is…

Who is your community?

The idea of community is a tough one. There are lots of questions about how and when and where and who and all that, and no one I know purports to know all of these things. Even for a lot of this post, I won’t answer the questions, but I pray they and some of…

What are you putting your trust in?

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to serve as a chaperone for the DFW area Middle School “Recess” Retreat.  It was a great weekend with 250 middles schoolers from all over the metroplex, but I missed being with my church family! Like some of you, I had to catch up on the latest message…

God. Made. Me.

This past week we started a new series of messages titled “The Grand Tour: Your Passport to Adventure.” The idea behind this topical approach to the Word of God is to cover some “must-see stops” along the journey of faith. These are biblical themes that thread themselves throughout the whole narrative of Scripture.  The season…

Give us eyes to see

One word that has been circling around in my brain a lot in the past few weeks is “justice”. As you may know, last month staff traveled to a conference hosted by a ministry that primarily deals in bringing about justice – from educational to legislative to social to economic. Another place I’ve felt need…