Doing the Unexpected Is Better With Friends

By , Contributing Writer| August 9th, 2019|

Becoming Friends Debbie Denham and Cindy Cheng became friends through their sons, Garrett and Noah, who have been in school together since Kindergarten. Their friendship grew closer as Debbie invited Cindy and her family to Chase Oaks, and they decided to make it their church home. Doing the Unexpected With Friends So, when #LoveDoesTheUnexpected was [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Making a Difference 2gether for Kids

By , Copy Editor| August 17th, 2018|

As teachers, students, and parents were getting ready for back-to-school season, Chase Oakers and local school districts partnered together to make a difference 2gether for Kids. Thanks to the generosity of Chase Oakers, teachers and students were able to shop for school supplies at an affordable rate. So, let’s celebrate the difference we made 2gether! [...]

Open Table: A Life-Changing Experience

By , | August 14th, 2018|

Richard’s Table Richard was homeless and living on the streets of Dallas. He was an army veteran and a felon. But there was a lot more to his resumé. In his 50s, tall, strong, and still healthy despite life on the street, Richard was also intelligent with a big heart. God found him in prison, [...]

Navigating the Path of Foster Parenting

By , Copy Editor| July 28th, 2018|

With nearly 400,000 children in our foster care system, there is a great need for foster parents who are willing to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for children from broken homes. According to the Human Rights Campaign, children placed in foster care have experienced various issues such as the death of a parent/legal [...]

Loving My Neighborhood

By , Contributing Writer| June 27th, 2018|

What Is Love? When we think of ways to impact our neighborhood, we should think about how to love our neighbors. But what is love? How do you define love? Is it a feeling? An emotional response to a given stimulus? When your mouth is full of your favorite dessert, it is dripping down your [...]