How to Navigate the Single Mom Life

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2018|

The United States Census Bureau reports that approximately 23% of children under the age of 18 live with a single mother. This is the second most common family arrangement in the U.S. (behind two-parent households). Although almost one-quarter of our children are living with a single mom, we often overlook them in our neighborhoods, in [...]

Overcoming Disillusionment with the Church

By , Contributing Writer| April 11th, 2018|

What is Disillusionment? Have you ever been to Las Vegas? What enters your mind when you think of that city? Glitter? Glamour? Gambling? Though Vegas itself holds very little appeal to us, my wife and I now visit occasionally because our son and his wife live there. On our last visit, I saw an advertisement [...]

What Is Good About Good Friday?

By , Copy Editor| March 29th, 2018|

The Confusion of Good Friday Good Friday is the day Christ-followers observe Jesus Christ’s death on a cross. It is the Friday before Easter. Some denominations hold special services to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion while other denominations hold regular Easter services throughout Easter weekend. Whether you observe Good Friday or not, you might wonder why we [...]

The Woodbridge Journey from Past to Present

By , | March 27th, 2018|

Our family jumped in with both feet when invited by Former Campus Pastor Jason Williams to be part of the new campus in the Murphy/Sachse/Wylie area. We had heard rumors for years that the next campus would be in our community. When it became a reality, we were thrilled! It was about three-and-a-half years ago [...]

Ten Things to Know About Our Woodbridge Campus Pastor

By , Copy Editor| March 14th, 2018|

Woodbridge Campus Pastor Craig Rush is going to let you in on a few secrets as he prepares for the grand opening of his campus' new location. Dedicated to the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse community, he is excited for the opening of Woodbridge Campus’ new location in Sachse, TX. Before our grand opening, here are the top ten [...]

What I Learned About the Impact of Divorce

By , Contributing Writer| March 4th, 2018|

The Emotional Impact of Divorce Having lost both of my parents, a sister, many other relatives, and friends to death, there's a part of me that believes the death of my marriage and subsequent divorce resulted in a longer, more agonizing period of grief than the death of my loved ones. When someone we love [...]

Trusting God’s Promises During Difficult Times

By , | February 15th, 2018|

Doesn’t it feel like we face challenging times often? Do we ever say, “things are exactly how they should be”? Do we realize when they are? Why do we always seek or yearn for something more, some different season, some other job, or some stage to pass? No matter what difficult circumstances we are facing, [...]

Three Issues to Overcome to Find Our Calling

By , Groups Pastor| February 11th, 2018|

When God was calling me to something new, every sin I’d ever committed flashed before my eyes, and it was a really long flashback. The flashback was the first thing that happened when I began to digest the idea of becoming a pastor. Then, my brain started turning into mashed potatoes as I thought about [...]

How to Find Freedom in Your Finances

By , | January 31st, 2018|

My Personal Struggles with Finances I can honestly say that I don’t have a lot of common sense—especially when it comes to handling money. Looking at my life from the outside, I should have no problem with my finances. Consider the following: I’m a 40-something with over 20+ years experience in the professional, working world. [...]

How Established Can Transform Your Group

By , Copy Editor| January 25th, 2018|

We make resolutions and set goals to transform different areas in our lives. We try to exercise more and eat healthy to transform our bodies. We try to save more and spend less to transform our bank accounts. We try to spend less time on technology and spend more time with our families to transform [...]