Counting the Change: Stories of Transformation at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| June 13th, 2019|

When we set goals in our lives, most of the time we set goals that are measurable. For example, if we are want to live a healthier lifestyle, we might set a goal where we eat salad with dinner or where we replace three meals per week with protein shakes. If our goals are not [...]

How We Can Prepare the Party at Chase Oaks Church

By , Copy Editor| June 6th, 2019|

We all love a good party whether we are celebrating a new marriage, a new life, or a new beginning. But we also know good parties take a lot of preparation and hard work. From the invites to the decorations, we work hard to prepare the party and to create an inviting atmosphere for our [...]

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 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 [...]

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 Can We Experience Resurrection Power?

By , Contributing Writer| April 16th, 2019|

What Is Resurrection Power? In many religions, prophets and leaders have died for what they thought and believed. What made Jesus unique is not His death but His resurrection. No one has ever seen a dead man overcome death through His own power. They even “sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it” (Matthew [...]

Bob Goff’s “Everybody Always”: A New Perspective on Life and Love

By , Contributing Writer| April 9th, 2019|

Bob Goff’s "Everybody Always" ends with these words: "Don't just love the people who are easy to love; go love the difficult ones. If you do this, Jesus said you'd move forward on your journey toward being more like Him. Equally important, as you practice loving everybody always, what will happen along the way is [...]

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Finding Purpose in an Unexpected Way

By , Copy Editor| April 7th, 2019|

Throughout her career, Chase Oaker Marie Morgan had the dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. After applying to Texas Tech’s nurse practitioner program, Marie faced rejection when she was not accepted into the program. This moment was just the beginning of Marie finding purpose in an unexpected way. Over the last eight years, Marie has [...]

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The Phil Parlin Story: How Unexpected Love Changes Lives

By , Copy Editor| March 28th, 2019|

Living an active lifestyle, working on his land, being a “chainsaw ninja,” Wayne Rock was living the life when he married his wife. Just when life seemed to be perfect, his journey would take an unexpected turn while on his honeymoon. Wayne would return a different man. He would never be the same again. For [...]