Doing the Unexpected in the Plano Community

By , Contributing Writer| May 30th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community as we act surprisingly, give generously, and share broadly. Act surprisingly is about engaging with our community in creative ways. It is about doing the unexpected by loving others in surprising ways in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. This spring, Chase Oakers at the [...]

How We Can Be Ready to Share Our Faith

By , Contributing Writer| May 23rd, 2019|

Helping those in our sphere of influence to know Jesus takes time and persistence, but with the Lord’s help and guidance, it can become a lifestyle. But before it can become a lifestyle, it is important to take simple steps to help us be ready to share our faith with anyone God places in our [...]

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Finding Hope at My Possibilities

By , Contributing Writer| May 21st, 2019|

The Inspiration for My Possibilities My son, Kyle, who is an inspiration to me, was not born with a disability. Kyle sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was a baby. And so, on a very ordinary day in 1986, I was involved in a car accident that really caused Kyle to have a traumatic [...]

How We Can Fight Hunger with the North Texas Food Bank

By , Contributing Writer| May 14th, 2019|

As we continue to look at ways Love Does The Unexpected, I felt called to bring attention to the hunger crisis in our area and ways we can fight hunger with a special organization in North Texas. Recently, I volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank in Plano, TX, a local nonprofit organization founded in [...]

Seven Life Lessons We Learn From Mom

By , Contributing Writer| May 10th, 2019|

In our lives, there are many lessons we learn from mom. Some of us learn about what to wear and what not to wear. And many of us learn how to believe in ourselves and how to treat others. When we think of what we learn from mom, we might think of our biological mothers, [...]

Giving Generously to Alleviate Hunger

By , Contributing Writer| May 3rd, 2019|

The Hunger Crisis in Our Community Living in an affluent area, many of us may not realize how many families and individuals are living in poverty and facing problems such as hunger and food insecurity every day. According to the North Texas Food Bank, hunger is a pervasive problem in the North Texas community. 1 [...]