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  • An Unprecedented Need
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    An Unprecedented Need

    When you think of poverty in Irving, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a person standing at a light with a sign that says “anything helps.” Maybe it’s a Section 8 apartment complex south of 183. Or maybe you picture a family going to a food pantry to get groceries for the week. All of these images are true, but they fall significantly short of the bigger picture.

  • Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City
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    Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City

    Suppose you were to walk into the Pierce family home on a given evening to share a meal with Maddie, myself, and the rest of our lively family of three (almost four in May!). Aside from the smell of my mom’s legendary cookies warming in the oven, worship music playing in the background, and my grandmother's piano nestled in the corner, you would notice a large feature hanging from the wall next to our dining room table. On it, you would see one of our favorite scriptures from the Prophet Jeremiah.

  • The Church at Work in Ukraine
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    The Church at Work in Ukraine

    Most people can’t imagine what it would be like to live in a war zone, much less try to go to school in one. Unfortunately, thousands of Ukrainian children are faced with this difficult reality every day. Since the war began in 2022, Ukrainian schools have never stopped educating the next generation.

  • Lent in the Year of Miracles
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    Lent in the Year of Miracles

    You may or may not know that the 40 days before Easter make up the season of Lent. This is a period of preparation; a time to slow down, let go, and make space for God to work in your life. Many people “give up” something for Lent.

  • When Being Real Means Looking Dead
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    When Being Real Means Looking Dead

    When you have a chronic “thorn,” you also have a chronic comparison problem.

    I did, at least.

    In March of 2020, I was a healthy, jogging mother of two kids whose go-to uniform was yoga pants. By the end of April, I could barely get off the couch.

  • A Reflection on MLK Day
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    A Reflection on MLK Day

    As we enter into the weekend that this nation sets aside to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I find myself struck by the question, “How did Dr. King and his followers find the inner resources necessary to endure all the hardships required of them in their fight for freedom, justice and equality?”