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“Crazy Grace” and the San Antonio Mission Trip

On Saturday, July 9th, a group of 19 (15 youth and 4 adults) from Holy Cross/Santa Cruz left Dallas for a week of service in San Antonio. While in San Antonio, we partnered with LINC San Antonio, who gave us the opportunity to engage several serving, learning, and spiritually growing opportunities, from a homeless shelter, to a…

Take my hand and we will be fine

On the evening of July 7, our family was spending some time with friends at a local lake when our phones began dinging with alerts about the horrific shooting that resulted in the deaths of 5 Dallas Police officers. We spent much of the rest of the weekend doing what I’m guessing most of you…

Light shines through broken things

From where does light come? The sun, light bulbs, candles, bonfires, fireworks, lanterns, and glow sticks…When you think about things that give light, these are probably some of the first things that come to mind. Thinking about the different materials involved, the methods used to make light, and the efficiency of these things are also…

Orlando and Our Need for Lamentation

It’s heartbreaking. Another shooting and more lives lost—too many lives. Madness. Of course, the massacre has resulted in so much being written—reactionary in many ways.  It’s the blame game being played out across television and social media. The call for action for or against certain people or certain things. Someone must pay. Yes, we know…

Why we still “Measure in Love”

The following is from the blog post I wrote on August 7, 2014 shortly after we wrapped up our first summer of children’s camps. As we gear up to start another full summer of ministry to our neighbors in just about two weeks, the thoughts written here still ring true! In fact, about the only…

True Wisdom & Sitting in the Dark in Public

Both actual and metaphorical light and darkness are prominent in the Bible. If you take 10 seconds, I would guess you can come up with just as many examples of where it appears in the Word. Yet in his infinite wisdom (and, I’m certain, sense of humor), God can use the same concept an infinite…

Imagine that…

A wise professor of mine once said that “if something can be imagined, it can become a reality.”   People once imagined going to the moon.   They don’t have to imagine any more, do they?  In fact, a short list of “imagining to reality” jumps off the pages of history: Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches of a…

Reading Buddies Provide Encouragement, Enrichment & Poker chips??

One of the ways we support our school partners through the school year is by recruiting and training “Reading Buddies”, volunteers who work one on one with students once a week throughout the school year to encourage, support and reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. This year’s buddies wrapped up another successful year last week…

Growing Children & Leaders at Santa Cruz

Día del Niño or “Children’s Day” is celebrated at different times in April and in a variety of ways in the countries across Latin America. Traditions like this create a great opportunity for churches like Holy Cross/Santa Cruz to gather the families in our community and celebrate together.  A couple of weeks ago Pastor Juan,…

#FlooringIsBoring

Holy Cross has just begun a capital campaign we are calling “Sowing Faith, Harvesting Hope” to complete some much needed renovations and updates to the facility. While these improvements are desperately needed, the ultimate goal for the renovations is to help position Holy Cross to continue to serve our neighbors and community well into the…