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29 05, 2016

How God Can Use Any Platform to Glorify His Name

By | May 29th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Candace Payne went mega-viral overnight as the “Chewbacca Mask” lady who had us all keeling over in uncontrollable laughter. In five days, it became the most popular video on the Facebook live platform. In case you’re not one of the 150 million people who’s witnessed this hysterical masterpiece, allow me to indulge you: Google “Chewbacca mask lady.” https://youtu.be/Ji1XFQa2Bhs Here is the best part—Candace is not just another funny lady looking to use her 10 minutes of fame to gain more popularity for herself. She has a higher purpose: to serve God. America’s latest Internet sensation is also a worship [...]

22 05, 2016

When Music Leads to Flourishing

By | May 22nd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

Yellowstone Academy’s mission is to provide a high quality faith-based education exclusively to students from economically disadvantaged families that will prepare them for academic success in high school, college, and beyond. It is a Houston community where every child, regardless of their economic means, receives an education that cultivates their intellect, nourishes their spirit, and empowers them to create a fulfilling future. Their community flourishes when the teachers are able to realize the potential of all children. Barney Smith, co-founder of British a capella group, Voces8, one of the most versatile and best loved vocal ensembles has experienced Yellowstone [...]

15 05, 2016

Pick Me! Pick Me!

By | May 15th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

By Monica Griffin In a small town, word gets around quickly—especially hard news. I had just finished performing in the musical Annie, and the man who played FDR to my Grace was diagnosed with leukemia. It was the first time that I knew someone who had a devastating illness whom I could potentially help. I signed up with the stem cell marrow registry. Due to the lack of a match, approximately 70% of all patients needing stem cell and bone marrow transplants must find a donor who is outside of their family. And such is the case [...]

8 05, 2016

So God Made A Mother

By | May 8th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

So God Made a Mother Inspired by Paul Harvey’s 1978 ‘So God Made a Farmer’ Speech And on the sixth day, God looked down on Adam in his planned paradise and said, “I need a nurturer.” So God made a mother. God said, “I need someone who feels deeply and loves fiercely, whose tears flow just as abundantly as their laughter, whose heart is as warm as their ability to guide and set limits is strong. I need someone whose influence on those that they nurture is eternal.” So God made a mother. God said “I need someone who [...]

1 05, 2016

The Class of 2016

By | May 1st, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Katie Garoni How have four years gone by so quickly? Let’s start by saying I am not ready for them to go. It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to spend the last four years with such an amazing group of young high school women, who take time out of their insanely busy lives to sit down and just be with us for a few hours each week. Though some of them might have been prompted by their parents to attend in the beginning, these students are the ones who made the decision, the effort and [...]

24 04, 2016

Thou Art With Me

By | April 24th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 by Susan Dunwoody Sitting in the doctor’s office with my husband and children, together we received the diagnosis. Ovarian cancer. The room stood still as I went from being in perfect health to the shock of cancer. I was shaken to the depth of my soul. I said to the Lord, “Are you sure you have the right person here? Are you [...]

17 04, 2016

All the Good, All the Bad

By | April 17th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Andrew Howard, Class of 2018 I was waiting for my prayers to be answered. I was praying for a sign from God to help me really know that, without a doubt, he was real. And that day came during Fall Retreat when God shot me with all the truth of all the ways that he had been in my life. Maybe he made me to talk to people who really need his grace and forgiveness. I run track—barefoot, and when asked why, I say that God created us naked and that is our best form. Everyone has God [...]

10 04, 2016

He Restores My Soul

By | April 10th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Reverend Bill Denham Every hospital visit is unique. Different rooms, patients, medical issues, outcomes. One of the things that some special lay men and women do is volunteer to visit hospitalized persons in the Medical Center. These volunteers enter the hospital room knowing that they represent not only St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, but also the healing hands and voice of Jesus the Christ. Before entering a hospital room the volunteer washes his/her hands and, more often than not, offers up a silent prayer, asking God to be with them in this visit. These men and [...]

3 04, 2016

He Will Provide

By | April 3rd, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Patrick Long-Quian When I started senior year in high school, the number one thing people told me was to get my college applications finished early. I tried, but that just didn’t happen. The stress started piling up; the stress of deciding what I was going to do for the rest of my life at the age of 18, the stress of how I was going to pay for this monumental step in my education and life. In the fall of 2015 my voice teacher told me that someone from a music school was coming to Houston [...]

13 03, 2016

A Verbal Three-Leaf Clover

By | March 13th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|0 Comments

by Rev. Bill Denham I remember learning my ABC’s in kindergarten. I remember learning my times tables, with flash cards, in the 3rd grade. I don’t remember learning any creeds. I don’t remember learning any because I was not reared in a church which had them. I am glad that each of my children has learned and that each of my grandchildren will learn the Apostles’ Creed. We are blessed that we have creeds, several of them in fact. The one we say most often is the Apostles’ Creed. Repetition is key in learning. Repeating over and [...]