How to Love Our LGBTQ Friends

By , Copy Editor| June 2nd, 2019|

A recent survey revealed that 90% of young people today think a main identifier of Christianity is that it is anti-homosexual. For people in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) community, they wrestle with reconciling a message about a loving God with a feeling of rejection from the church. As Christ-followers, we are [...]

Doing the Unexpected in the Plano Community

By , Copy Editor| 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 [...]

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Finding Hope at My Possibilities

By , Copy Editor| 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 [...]

Seven Life Lessons We Learn From Mom

By , Copy Editor| 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 , Copy Editor| 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 [...]

How We Can Partner with AIDS Services of Dallas

By , Copy Editor| April 30th, 2019|

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Our Community According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. In 2017, gay and bisexual men accounted for 66% of all HIV diagnoses. Since many in the LGBTQ community face discrimination in society, they are particularly vulnerable to the disease. Dallas County [...]