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He Gives Melons for Compost

If you stopped by church last week, you likely went home with a cantaloupe. We sent some home with volunteers, some went home with summer camp families and I even offered one to the AC repair man! All those amazing melons came from our Community Garden which is beginning to take shape after months of…

Not exactly an obituary….

As flu season hit its peak this winter, I got a bit of a shock one afternoon in the carpool line as my 9 year old climbed into the car. “Well,” she announced, “as of this afternoon, five kids in my class have gone to a better place.” Apparently the look of concern on my…

The question I most dread……

Every time we host a big event like Saturday’s Community Egg Hunt, well meaning friends will inevitably descend on me with one question.  It’s the question I most dread.  The one thing everyone always wants to know is….. “Was the event  a success?” I know what they are asking.  They want the opportunity to rejoice…

The Great Flood of 2014

There has been a lot of discussion this week about Noah, the big Hollywood film about the Biblical hero and his ark.  Not having seen the movie myself (my movie going experiences at the moment are usually limited to G rated family films), I do not feel qualified to comment on this movie or its…

FAQs about Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the first day of the Lenten season of the church year.  The following list of FAQ’s (or Frequently Asked Questions) accompanies our Family Ministry devotional bags each year, but I thought it might be a great time for a little review for those of us who may want to know…

On a Mission to Serve

Holy Cross is beginning 2014 with series of sermon messages titled “on a Mission to Serve.” In this series we have been unpacking the Mission, Vision and Core Attitudes that will be guiding our ministry priorities and decisions. These have come out of many hours in prayer, study of God’s Word and deliberation by the…

Give me a break!

What a week to be in North Texas!  Patches of residual ice still remain on the ground as reminders of the storm that literally shut down our city a week ago today. Like most of you, our family was shut up in our home from Thursday night through Tuesday morning.  During what is normally the…

Mission, Vision & Core Attitudes

  The phrase “Holy Cross Moving Forward” has been bouncing around for several months, but what does this phrase mean? Over the last couple of years Holy Cross has been taking a look at different opportunities to serve our community and have begun to implement several new initiatives to address them.  Last spring we made…

Messy Church

If you have been around church on a Wednesday evening recently, you might have noticed something.  It’s a little crazy. There are people jumping around to Latin music in the gym.  Beautiful four part harmoniousness is coming from the balcony as the Sanctuary choir rehearses.  Friendly faces prepare delicious snacks in the fellowship hall as…

Finding Your Zumba!

A few weeks ago I preached a Sermon titled “Word to the Wise” that came from Psalms 111 and 112.  In Psalm 112 the wisdom is shown through being generous, seeking justice and giving to the poor.  At the end of that sermon I challenged people to “find their Zumba” meaning an area of passion…