DALLAS – During their Feb. 25 meeting, the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted to adopt Engage24, challenging every Texas Baptist to share the gospel with at least one person on Oct. 14, 2014. Full Story »
Life was lonely and filled with pressure to look like other girls around me. I didn’t feel like I was good or pretty enough, and I was depressed, thinking I never was going to find a good group of friends or anyone who really like me for me. I put on masks and layers to look and act like others around me, hoping it would make life less painful, hoping it would remove the deep fear I felt of being alone and unwanted. Full Story »
This advent season, I’m reading through the advent devotional published by Janet Denison at the Center for Informed Faith. One of the first entries that she shared in early December touched my heart and stated so clearly why we should be reaching out to the store staff and others who serve us each day as we go about our lives. See what she has to say. I know you will be blessed by her words!
For Ellen Battles, taking a part-time job in addition to her 40-hour-a-week ministry assistant job with Texas Baptists wasn’t just about the extra income. It also was about loving on her fellow co-workers and being a friend to them. Full Story »
Beep, Beep, Beep. Shannon is tired of hearing that sound as she scans hundreds of items to check people out this Black Friday morning. It’s 9 a.m., the time the store typically opens, but Shannon has been here since midnight. Her feet ache from the hours she’s stood on them, and she’s anxious for the next hour to pass so she can go home. Full Story »
For many years, I was timid in sharing my faith with friends and family that the Lord placed in my proverbial lap because I was scared I wouldn’t have the right answers. It always seemed like when I shared why I followed Jesus, someone would start asking about how you can prove His existence or why the Bible can be trusted or why bad things happen to good people. Full Story »