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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 …

Choose to Love

July 15th 2016 1 comment so far  

diverse handsAs I have been reading many posts on Facebook following the tragedies of this past week, one quote has kept rattling in my brain. Martin Luther King famously said, “The most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” That thought makes me sad, and I am thankful that we have made progress since Dr. King’s day. But we still have quite a way to go. Maybe this is why I love Saturdays so much! Every Saturday, I get to drive 28 miles south of Frisco and “be …

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Operation Christmas Child: The Countdown Begins