God’s Call

In John 20, we read the story of Mary Magdalene, who went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance to the tomb where Jesus had been laid. After she spoke with the angels who sat in the tomb, She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she […]

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Dereck Owens: Fitness Peace

Two and a half years ago, my life was full of loss. My father passed away from cancer.  I lost my job as a college advisor while having to take care of him. And shortly after his passing, my grandmother passed away. She was the last living relative on my father’s side. Following all the […]

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Ron Jenkins: Safe, Loved, and Blessed

In the winter of 1983, my wife, my 18-month-old son and 12-year-old daughter moved to Plano. Like most new Planoites, we immediately started searching for doctors and a couple of go-to places to eat. Thank goodness for Chili’s and Fishmongers. We also began a search for a church home. After exploring a few options, we […]

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Bart Smith: Divine Plan

After 50 plus years in ministry, I know we worship an awesome God! – a God who sometimes moves in mysterious ways. My birthday is June 17th, the same date as that of John Wesley, founder of Methodism. I was raised in Colorado City in west Texas. At age three, I developed severe tonsillitis. The […]

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Sherman Anderson : What’s The Use?

My faith journey has been long, by the grace of God, and it continues. It started in the Methodist church in Dumas, TX. In the late 40’s, as a teen, I was an active participant in youth activities, Sunday School and MYF. I have fond memories of summer camps at Ceta Glenn in the Palo […]

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Sarah-Michelle Laddusaw: Divine Movement

I see several landmarks along the path of my faith journey. I was baptized at nine years old, and I assumed that moment was my own doing, not the influence of divine grace. It’s only the more recent and seemingly insignificant moments in which I’ve more readily recognized something actively moving me. The first time […]

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Ann Lippert: Fit 4 Good

Fit4Good is just what it says. My name is Ann Lippert; I’m on the far right in the picture. The inspirational sermons, wonderful music, friendliness of the members, and the community outreach is what brought Dave and me to Christ United 6 years ago. In January, I discovered another gem, The Sports + Rec program. […]

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The Wilson Family: We Will Serve the Lord

When our girls were 2 and 4, Tina told Theo that the family needed to start going to church. She decided that if we were going to wake up early and get dressed up, that we were also going to attend Sunday school classes. The extra hour devoted to more than just worship on Sunday […]

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Pat Messick: Thank You for 40 Years of Music

In 1978, I moved to Dallas from Montgomery, AL. I had just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music from Huntingdon College. I was pursuing the Master of Sacred Music Degree Perkins School of Theology at SMU. I knew my life would change, but I had no idea the change would be so life-changing! The […]

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Carolyn Rush: Good Enough

My spiritual journey was nothing like Paul’s “Road to Damascus” experience (Acts 9:1-9+). Mine began in the cradle by a very devout loving mother. My mother read all the Bible stories to her two children and taught us hymns and Bible verses. We were in our Methodist church every Sunday for all services. We never […]

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