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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...

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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...

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