Three New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

By , Contributing Writer| December 31st, 2017|

Oftentimes, when we hear the phrase, “New Year, New You,” we begin thinking of what type of New Year’s resolutions we might make this year. Will we commit to being a “healthier you” by eating nutritious food and exercising more often? Will we commit to being a “wiser you” by spending less and saving more? [...]

Looking Forward to Living into God’s Vision in 2018

By , Contributing Writer| December 28th, 2017|

On the weekend of December 1-3, Chase Oakers came together to celebrate what God has done in and through our church and what His amazing vision is for our future. Senior Pastor Jeff Jones opened his sermon with a story about how Chase Oaks Church became the church of the no turning away—God’s church to [...]

DIY Christmas Decorations You Can Make This Holiday

By , Contributing Writer| December 24th, 2017|

As Advent season comes to a close, our Christmas decorations and wrapped gifts are ready to go to host our family and friends on the big day to which we have all been counting down. You may think since Christmas is around the corner, all there is left to do for Advent is to read [...]

How to Find the True Meaning of Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 20th, 2017|

Christmas can be the busiest time of the year as we make all our holiday preparations: last-minute shopping, wrapping gifts, planning and attending holiday parties, and cooking a lot of food! Sometimes, our long to-do lists can stress us out, making us forget the real reason for the season. By allowing ourselves to stop, think, [...]

Four Ways to Celebrate Advent in Your Kitchen

By , Contributing Writer| December 17th, 2017|

When we celebrate Advent, many of us think about attending church services and events, saying extra prayers, reading devotionals, or marking off an Advent calendar. But one way you can celebrate Advent is in the comfort of your own home by baking in your kitchen. There are different seasonal desserts your family and friends can [...]

Five Simple Ways to Love Our Neighbors This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 13th, 2017|

When is the last time you opened your door to a group of Christmas carolers singing your favorite Christmas songs? When is the last time you opened your door to receive a bag of treats that made you excited to open? When is the last time you opened your door to a neighbor reaching out [...]