Doing the Unexpected in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| June 4th, 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 our community in creative ways. It is about doing the unexpected in our community as we love others in surprising ways in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. This spring, Chase [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Act Surprisingly with 40 Acts of Kindness

By , Copy Editor| April 28th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community. It is a movement that focuses on three steps: act surprisingly, give generously, and share broadly. Chase Oaker Lori Thompson put together a project, 40 Acts of Kindness, to act surprisingly in her community. Video Transcription Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to tell you [...]

Think East Africa: Bringing Clean Water to Communities

By , Copy Editor| April 25th, 2019|

The Worldwide Water Crisis According to The Water Project, 1 out of every 5 deaths for children under 5 worldwide is due to a water-related illness. And 783 million people do not have access to clean water worldwide. In America, this might sound like a shocking statistic, but for communities throughout the world, this is [...]

Orphan Outreach: Bringing God’s Light to a Dark World

By , Contributing Writer| April 19th, 2019|

You’ve probably heard some version of the phrase, “God’s light shines brightest in the darkest places.” But until you’ve been in some of the truly darkest places on earth, you can’t witness the full power and truth of that statement. Chase Oaker Rey Diaz has witnessed those dark places, where pure evil reigns on a [...]

How to Love Our Community This Season

By , Copy Editor| March 24th, 2019|

Easter is a season of renewal, hope, and love as we celebrate the most powerful act of love that came in an unexpected way—the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And the best way to celebrate this crazy kind of love is to love our community the Jesus way! So, in the spirit of the season, let’s [...]