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Faith-Motivated Citizenship

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Two summers ago, I found myself standing in front of twenty high school students from The Church at Brook Hills. It was their high school camp called Apex, and the topic of conversation was how best...
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Sudden Motherhood

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"On Friday, September 21, 2007, I received a phone call from a DHR caseworker asking if I had room in my home to place a 12-month old, mixed race baby girl..."
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True Sacrifice

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Ten years ago, I experienced what I thought was the greatest joy in bringing a little life into the world. Five months later, I experienced what I thought was the greatest sorrow in burying the man...
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Jesus Is Worth It

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If you asked me four years ago if I would be spending the summer after my senior year of college in the Middle East, my answer would have been a very strong, “no.” However, the Lord took me on a...
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Mother's Day Without Mom

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"I’ve always loved children. As a young girl, I couldn’t wait to reach the acceptable age that would allow me the privilege of babysitting. When that coveted age finally arrived, I hit the ground...
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Making a Difference in the Life of a Child

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My favorite day of the week is definitely Friday – not because it is the start of the weekend, but because it’s the day I volunteer at Oliver Elementary. It’s a wonderful thing to know that, by...
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The Value of Trusted Volunteers

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"So, there I was, almost dragging John Miller to his classroom, and when we arrive, lo and behold, Jaime James was his teacher. We were both so relieved. I was like, ‘thank you, God!’ John Miller...
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The Heart of an Elder

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Overseer. Pastor. Elder. These interchangeable descriptions of the same office seen in the New Testament church carry with them a weighty responsibility. This one verse in Acts encompasses the charge...
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A Bivocational Pastor’s Journey

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I have been told I am intentionally bivocational. Over a number of years, the Lord worked through a series of events and much sanctification to lead me to this kind of ministry. I assume I am labeled...
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The Power of Prayer and Perseverance

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It was a Thursday night when the call came from my sister informing me that my younger brother Paul had just been diagnosed with terminal lung and liver cancer. My family was serving as missionaries...
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A Part of His Story

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I had always wanted to be a nurse. To use my skills and passion to take the gospel to areas that needed physical and more importantly spiritual healing. I didn't know what that would look like but I...
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Carry Hope

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“An entire people group disappeared and was buried under the rubble,” he said. ...
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A God Who Heals

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Haydee is an active member of our Hispanic Congregation. She and her small group have been praying for the relationship between her husband, Doug, and her stepdaughter, Christine, for quite some time....
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A Story of Thankfulness

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The mixture of laughter, shouting, toy cars crashing, cash registers dinging, and stray cheerios crunching beneath my feet filled my ears. The room whirled in perpetual motion: an array of freeze...
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An Adoption Story

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August, 1972. The phone rang insistently. The young wife answered it. She and her husband had just returned from their usual. Sunday afternoon walk with their dog, Duffy. They were two weeks away from...
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Why We Need BH Men

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Golf solo. Golf with my 8-year-old. Golf with other men. These are three options that are currently big in my life. ...
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Right Place. Right Time.

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For a little while there, Lindsey Aston had wondered if she’d ever find her. But then all of a sudden — pretty much out of nowhere — there the girl was, wide eyes locked on Lindsey.
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Join God at Work in Marks Village

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We didn’t pick Marks Village, God did. Almost 3 years ago we felt convicted that we needed to serve locally and the only thing we knew was that we wanted to serve together. We walked up to the local...
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Leaving to be Found

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The scar where the bullet nicked Mahdi’s* ear was covered by his white hair, but just like the shrapnel marks on his teenage son’s back, no one forgot it was there.
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Becoming a Special Buddy

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Five years ago, I felt a desire to serve more at Brook Hills. I am a teacher and special education was my first calling many years ago. When I saw the need for special buddies in the children’s...
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New Parent Commissioning

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The gift of becoming parents to our two children has been one of the most joyful seasons in our life, but with that joy also came a great responsibility. We were both blessed to be raised in Christian...
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Timeless Worship

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My seven-year-old son is fascinated with the concept of time travel. He will tell you with absolute certainty that he is going to make the first effective time machine, and I believe him! I’d like...
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We need you in the BH Adoption Community Group.

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In Galatians 4 Paul tells us how we have been miraculously and graciously transformed from slaves, estranged from God, into sons, dearly loved and welcomed into His loving embrace. It was not enough...
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Elder Shepherding

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As elders of The Church at Brook Hills, we believe the following three verses are foundational to our elder ministry here: Acts 20:28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which...
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