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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…