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Emancipation Day

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

April 15 is tax day in America, except in 2016 when taxes were due on April 18. The reason for this three day grace period was Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated only in Washington D.C. Emancipation Day, which is annually celebrated on April 16, was observed on April 15th in our nation’s ...

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The Most Interesting Man

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

In the event that you missed the headlines of recent weeks, you will be surprised to learn that “The Most Interesting Man in the World” has been retired. In fact, he has been exiled to Mars. You know of who I speak, the man who is so suave and so distinguished that “when in Rome, ...

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Children of God

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

The soil was cold. It clung to your skin as you moved your hand around in dirt. As we poured the soil into each pan, pans that later that evening people would use to write their confessions, I thought of how Ash Wednesday strikes at our beings, perfectly flawed and in desperate need of ...

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Finding Home

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

There is a poignant scene in the movie “The Blind Side.” The Touhys welcome Michael, a homeless teen, into their home. As Mrs. Touhy shows Michael his bedroom, he says, “I never had one before.” Clarifying, Mrs. Touhy asks, “A room to yourself?” “A ...

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Cupcakes and God's Grace

Posted by Jenny Smiley-Nava on

Hebrews 10:24-25 says "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." This verse was wonderfully illustrated by 51 ...

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Come and See!

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

What do you seek? Come and you will see. John 1:38-39 Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus and his disciples continually offered Come and See invitations. Come and See Jesus. Come and See the wondrous things He does. Come and See implies that there is ...

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Ash Wednesday

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

Ash Wednesday is not something I grew up with at First Baptist Church of Richardson, TX. It isn’t something that I think many lifelong Baptists grew up with, no matter if your life has been relatively short like mine, or if you’re a little further along the journey than I am. As such, ...

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The Sanders' Journey Through the Foster System

Posted by Pascha Sanders on

Carter and I always knew that we wanted to open up our home in some form to children in need. When we first married, we thought that adoption was the avenue that the Lord would use, but years passed and our family kept growing and our hearts slowly changed. 4 children later and that calling for ...

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Girls and Guys Night is coming!

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

Calling all girls and guys, first grade through university. It is only 2 days until our fun night out at the FLC and youth hall.    Guys, be ready for lots of snacks, games, gym time, and the usual ruckus with Rich and Chris at the FLC. Remember to wear something from your favorite ...

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Onward and Upward!

Posted by Clint Taylor on

We have started Upward basketball once again! We currently have 175 students signed up for Upward this season. Our games began January 9th and go through February 27th. We have 31 coaches this season and they are doing a great job teaching the players about basketball and about a relationship with ...

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