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Angel Tree Prison Fellowship

Our December Dollar Day will be partnering with Prison Fellowship Angel Tree to serve 13 families in Little Elm who have a parent incarcerated.  We are able to bless a total of 28 children this year.  This ministry connects families, as we will purchase and give the children Christmas gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent.  An age-appropriate gospel booklet will be included for each child.  Each family is also able to get a free Adventure Bible!  This Dollar Day is…

Jesus Is Worth Celebrating

Most people love the holidays, especially children.  As parents, we try to point our children to the real reason we celebrate Christmas.  God loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son to come to earth and be born as a baby.  Jesus wasn’t any ordinary baby though.  Jesus was God in the flesh.  Jesus, the perfect Son of God, left heaven, coming to earth in order that He might bring us back to God.  Jesus is…

Keep Jesus The Center Of It All

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,” and “your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Just like that, Thanksgiving is over. The turkey has been eaten. The naps have been taken. The football games have been watched. Here we are already in December. Christmas will be here before you know it. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get frustrated with the commercialism of Christmas. Take me back…

Advent

Many Christians look forward to Advent each year.  Advent is a special time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of Christ’s birth and for the second coming of Christ. Advent means “coming” in Latin.  Advent typically starts four Sundays before Christmas Day.  Each week, or Sunday, many light a candle and read scriptures that prepare their hearts and minds for the real reason for Christmas.  Candles are sometimes lit as a symbol that Jesus has come into…

The Reason For The Season

Wow! Can you believe it is almost December? I know a lot of people are ready to say goodbye to 2020, but there is still one good thing left about this year. Before you tear that last page off of your calendar, let’s pause and celebrate Christmas. The way we celebrate may be different this year, but the why has not changed. December 25th will be here before we know it and it will be a time to celebrate the…

Give Thanks In Everything

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 2020 has shown to be a year of uncertainty. A year like no other. A year that keeps changing day by day, but we still have a lot to be thankful for. The Thanksgiving holiday is just days away, but what if we made being thankful and showing gratitude a way of life and not just one day we celebrate each November? 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells…

Give Thanks, Give Kindness, Give Love

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. While not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving with traditions, many do. Some people start their day by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Others start decorating for Christmas.  Some go shopping, looking for that great deal.  Families gather together to share a meal and give thanks.  Many families prepare the food together, talking and laughing throughout the day. …

Time With God Changes Everything

Do you meet with God daily?  Do you set aside devoted time to sit in His Presence, together?  In Luke 10, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened.  Jesus said that the choice she had made was better than being busy doing stuff. She had chosen well.  I want to be like Mary, sitting daily at the feet of my Lord, soaking in His wisdom and love.  And I can.  So can you. I simply adore God’s Word.  Really, I…

Children Are A Gift From God

This is my favorite time of the year. The upcoming holidays are an obvious reason for me to excitedly turn my calendar to November, but there is another event that has me looking forward to this Sunday. CrossRidge Church routinely has two Baby/Parent Dedication Services each year. Of course, 2020 had to make things different, so this Sunday will be our only opportunity to have this service this year.  Hannah is the perfect example of recognizing that children are a…

CPA Now Hiring

Do you love children? Are you passionate about teaching them about Jesus? CrossRidge Preschool Academy is looking for part-time preschool teachers who are actively involved in a like-minded church for the 2020-2021 school year. Monday through Thursday 8:25 am – 2:25 pm Tuesday through Thursday 8:25 am – 2:25 pm Job Description Minister to children and their families by developing the socialization and early learning skills of toddlers thru Pre-K, teaching a biblically-based curriculum while providing high-quality child care in…

What Are You Thankful For?

Wow! Can you believe it is already November? What a great time to reflect on the many blessings God has poured out on us. I want to encourage you to print out the attached thankful acrostic and reflect on what you are thankful for. I will go first. Truth – I am truly thankful for God’s word and a Pastor that preaches truth week after week, even when it convicts me. “Teach me your way, Lord, and I will live…

Love God And Love People

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 When Jesus was questioned by a Pharisee, He responded by issuing a standard that each Christ follower should strive to live by. This conversation is recorded in Matthew 22:36-40. Jesus was asked, “‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ Jesus replied:…