4 Ways to Spend More Time With God

By , | April 14th, 2020|

Do you ever play out a crazy disaster scenario in your head and think through how you would handle it? For instance, if a zombie apocalypse is happening, I would suddenly become brave, athletic, gritty, and know karate. I would rise up as the hero in this made-up world, and I save everyone. Then, something [...]

Experiencing the Wonder and Love of Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 20th, 2019|

Here we are, solidly into December, and you may think the debate about Christmas decorations is over. You’d be wrong! Most people I’ve heard talk about Christmas decorating have split the calendar at Thanksgiving. That makes perfect sense. We had our Christmas tree up by mid-November this year. But I still haven’t hung the lights [...]

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#LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund Supports Single Mom

By , Communications Pastor| December 17th, 2019|

This fall, Chase Oaks Church challenged everyone to think big about creative ways to show others how #LoveDoesTheUnexpected. After receiving some incredible ideas of how to love our community, a few were picked, and people received grants to make them happen. Because of this challenge, the #LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund supported a single mom in a [...]

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The Jennifer Schmitt Story: Loving Our Neighbors in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| August 3rd, 2019|

In the spirit of #LoveDoesTheUnexpected, people in our community are loving our neighbors in unexpected ways. Sometimes, loving our neighbors requires us to get out of our comfort zone and do something we didn’t even expect to do. Chase Oaker Jennifer Schmitt found an unexpected way to love her neighbor, starting with a bottle of [...]

How to Care for Loved Ones with Depression

By , Contributing Writer| August 1st, 2019|

How Depression Affects Families Caring for a loved one with depression is all about love and grace. Growing up, I struggled with fear and low self-esteem. I was a child adults admired since I could play by myself for hours. My sensitive character developed at an early age. And it continued to be shaped by my mother. [...]

A Safe Place to Heal After Abortion

By , Contributing Writer| July 23rd, 2019|

I’m a mom to three girls; two of which are still at home. They are 12 and 14 years old. Teenagers. You know what that means? I’m the dumbest person on the planet. In my forty years on this earth, I have accumulated zero knowledge about anything. I know nothing! Some of you with little babies [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Loving Our Teachers in an Unexpected Way

By , Copy Editor| April 13th, 2019|

To kick off the season of #LoveDoesTheUnexpected, Teacher Katie Lasseter wanted to act surprisingly to pour out love on her fellow teachers at Reed Elementary in Allen, TX. To make it happen, she reached out to parents and Chase Oakers to put together a surprise nacho bar for the teachers. With three children attending Reed, [...]