Four Life Lessons I Learned from Dad

By , Contributing Writer| June 15th, 2019|

Dad, Stepdad, Grandpa, Daddy, Pops, Abba, the old man...whatever you call him, we all got one, even Jesus. We all strive and can benefit from a male role model. Dad does not have to be our biological father. He can be a coach, a male mentor, a teacher—whoever provides nurturing for you and teaches you [...]

Giving Generously to Fight Social Injustice

By , Contributing Writer| May 2nd, 2019|

On any given night, nearly half a million people go to bed in jail cells in America without having been convicted of a crime because they cannot afford to pay bail, highlighting a social injustice in our pretrial system. Currently, there are roughly 4,800 people in the Dallas County Jail. 70% of them will sit [...]

How to Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2018|

Where’s the baster? Who burnt the rolls? Why is the dog on the table? These aren’t questions you want to hear at home but especially not when hosting dinner with plentiful guests on Thanksgiving. I have been blessed to live in a 700-square-foot apartment, which means I have never had to try to host a [...]

Ten Life Hacks for a Healthy Lifestyle

By , Contributing Writer| October 16th, 2018|

Most of us want to live a healthy lifestyle. But when we think about what a healthy lifestyle means, we think it takes too much time, energy, and money. We might get overwhelmed with the hundreds of diets and fitness trends. Few complex problems have easy solutions, but we might just be able to help you [...]

Finding Connection in the Richardson Community

By , Contributing Writer| August 31st, 2018|

As we get ready to launch a new campus in the Richardson community, we are finding out what Chase Oaks is all about from current Chase Oakers. They are excited for the Richardson Campus and the new opportunities it will bring to make a difference close to home. Here are what a few Chase Oakers [...]

College 101: How to Survive Your First Year

By , Contributing Writer| August 12th, 2018|

You walk across the high school stage feeling limitless. That same feeling returns as you step foot on your college campus for the first time. You are free! Life is grand for a few days, but then you start to feel some unfamiliar things...loneliness, stress, anxiety, but also happiness. You are overwhelmed! Why so much [...]