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Operation Christmas Child: The Countdown Begins

August 9th 2016 No comments yet  


August might seem a little early to start a countdown to Christmas, but when you have an important gift to give, it’s good to plan ahead. Every year, Stonebriar begins the Christmas season by collecting shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Collection dates for this year run from October 30 through November 13. Will your box be ready?

Operation Christmas Child (a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse) sends shoebox gifts full of toys and hygiene items to children in developing countries worldwide. These colorful boxes carry everything from teddy bears to bars …


July 19th 2016 No comments yet  

bread-570316_1920Have you seen the Snickers commercials with the slogan, “You’re not you when you’re hungry”? I think that was made because of me. If I don’t snack every three hours or so, I lose focus and become an emotional tsunami. I cannot stand feeling hungry, and usually, I don’t have to for long. As a middle class American in our century, I have easy access to food. I even have the luxury of wondering which food I’ll have for my next meal—rather than whether or not I will eat at …

Our Eyes Are on the Prize

June 13th 2016 No comments yet  

VBS 2016For me, attending Vacation Bible School every year was one of the most fun things about being a Christian kid. (Other things on that list include watching Veggie Tales and performing in Christmas pageants, in case you’re wondering.) Though it’s been more than a decade since I’ve attended VBS myself, I have always seen this event from kids’ eyes—dazzled by the creative themes, craft times, songs, and interactive storytelling.

When I think of VBS, I think of the nonstop fun and learning. I think of the early seeds of my faith. I …

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Operation Christmas Child: The Countdown Begins