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New year new creation

I love New Year’s. Not necessarily for the celebration. I’ve never been one to know how to throw exciting New Year’s Eve bashes.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love to celebrate. But the past couple of years I think I fell asleep before the clock struck midnight and the New Year was ushered in.

I love the New Year because it is the turning of the page. It is the starting of something new. It is the wiping of the slate and the hit of the reset button. I think it is God’s gift to us to remind of us of His grace, to remind us He is the Creator and orchestrator of second chances and restarts. Full Story »

dec practical ways to help

When you feel lonely, discouraged or forgotten by the world, what brings cheer to your heart? A call from a dear friend? A lunch date with a family member? An encouraging note dropped in your mailbox?

We all have special ways someone has encouraged us and helped us know we are not forgotten. This month, we have been talking about ways others have ministered to the Forgotten Ones, the elderly and homebound among us, helping them know they are valued and appreciated. Full Story »

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The Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger provides funds to purchase food for the hungry and to help people escape from poverty. The Offering functions as a network of care connecting resources from individuals, churches and organizations with ministries that provide critical hunger and poverty relief and development services.  The following post is a reflection from an individual impacted by a ministry funded by this Offering. To search for similar mission opportunities to get involved in go to texasbaptists.org/beonmission.

Blessed brothers and sisters in Christ, my name is Hector Amaya but I am better known as Brother Amaya.  I will share the following in regards to the Goddard Christian Care Center. Full Story »

FBCR legacy

Every person hopes to live a life that will be remembered, that will spread a legacy of honor and good for generations, for family that is to come.

First Baptist Church in Richardson is helping remember the lives of senior adults through a ministry that allows elderly church members to record their life stories and key life moments so that they can leave their legacy for their families and future generations. Full Story »

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The Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger provides funds to purchase food for the hungry and to help people escape from poverty. The Offering functions as a network of care connecting resources from individuals, churches and organizations with ministries that provide critical hunger and poverty relief and development services.  The following post is a reflection from an individual impacted by a ministry funded by this Offering. To search for similar mission opportunities to get involved in go to texasbaptists.org/beonmission.

The Goddard Christian Care Center is a ministry of Parkdale Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.  This ministry started when we noticed that so many people in the community lacked enough money to make it through the month. So we began to ask God what we could do to help. Full Story »

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WACO – The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Search Committee will nominate David Hardage to serve as the next leader of the convention. Full Story »

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ARLINGTON – While sorting through clothes hung on a rack at Mission Arlington, a woman stops Niata Owens and asks for some help. She’s found clothes for her husband, but she’s having problems finding a shirt for her young daughter. Niata flashes a bright smile, darts off and returns quickly with several options for the lady the lady to pick from. Full Story »