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  A church is to make disciples. Disciples follow Jesus, love Jesus, enjoy Jesus, obey Jesus—they are becoming like Jesus. And everything we do as a church has the end goal of making disciples. We are inviting people in, equipping them, and calling them to take part in the multiplying of the Kingdom of God […]

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The Road to Pregnancy

Ryan and I struggled with trying to get pregnant for more than year. We prayed without fail every single day and felt extreme disappointment every month when we realized we weren’t pregnant. Our CG shared in our heartbreak and prayed with us and for us. But it was a challenging journey nonetheless. I recall the […]

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Jesus Wants Me Still

I grew up in a Christian household here in FW. My parents brought us up at McKinney Memorial and were volunteers in the middle school ministry until I entered high school. My parents were both believers, but raised us with the mentality that your personal relationship with God was just that, personal. It was not […]

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The Bond of Adoption

Before Michael and I got married, we never talked about adoption. It was never our plan to adopt. Then, four months into what turned out to be a long battle with infertility, Ryan Keeney preached on adoption and I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I knew then that we were being called to adopt […]

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Orphan Sunday

On the second Sunday of each November, Christians around the world unite in standing for vulnerable children. As Christ-followers, we know that we have been adopted by God (Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:5, Eph. 1:5) and that we are each in turn called to care for the fatherless (James 1:27). Over the past year, Paradox partners […]

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2018 Fall Baptisms

  We celebrated God’s mercy and grace in the life of his people through baptisms this Sunday. Seven people publicly, boldly, and beautifully told their story of the mercy and grace of God colliding with their hearts and them never being the same. Baptism is a symbol or an outward expression of an inward reality. […]

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TCU: How Should We Engage the “Change My Mind” Debate?

Recently we saw students outraged, crowds of people arguing and yelling, and behavior, that at the least, was out of the ordinary from what we’ve come to expect on the campus of TCU. All of this occurred because Steven Crowder set up a table to discuss whether or not” Rape Culture” is a myth. What […]

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The Unadoptable

The first time I heard the word “unadoptable,” I was in disbelief. Questions and concerns raced through my mind. How is any child unadoptable? Who came up with this label? As I dove deeper and started seeing life through the eyes of children in our foster care system, answers to these questions also became clearer. […]

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Serving, Hospitality, & Coffee

  Most of my coworkers could tell you that I like to work diligently and efficiently with a coy smile on my face. You see, I’m an introvert by nature. I love time to myself (sometimes a little too much) and can quickly get inside my head when conversing with others. For all of these […]

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40 Days of Prayer: Week 6

I want us to take the six weeks (7/24-8/28) leading up to the Fall semester to pray as a church. This is Week Six. As well, every Tuesday morning, I will lead a time of prayer at the church office (910 Collier St, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76102), from 7-8am. I would love for you […]

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