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WATCH: One of Houston's most well known churches breaks ground for the future

On Sunday December 14th Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church celebrated a symbolic ground breaking signifying a new chapter in one of the Houston's and the nation's most significant churches.

WATCH: Not just a catchy phrase, Pink Wings 360 shows what it means to "put Christ into Christmas"

On the evening of December 17th, the northeast Houston home of Rhonda "Nik" Jones took on the appearance of an Amazon Distribution Center, or more appropriately for the season, Santa's workshop-south.

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Generous gift by Stoller Foundation sends 641 kids to camp

This past summer, the Stoller Foundation awarded over $250,000.00 to 19 Houston area churches and ministries (listed below) and sent 641 local children to camp. For at least ...

WATCH: Harvest Community Church celebrates 21 years of ministry

WATCH: Harvest Community Church celebrates 21 years of ministry

On Sunday, February 15th Harvest Community Church celebrated 21 years of ministry to the greater Houston area. The theme for the day was "We've come this far by faith."

WATCH:Exodus Church responds to their phenomenal growth by adding second service

Dr. MeMe Brown with one of Exodus Church\\'s newest members at their first day of 2 services
Dr. MeMe Brown with one of Exodus Church\\'s newest members at their first day of 2 services

Sunday January 18th at 11:00 a.m. was sort of a milestone for the Exodus Church located in Spring, Texas. As a result of phenomenal growth, the relatively new non-denominational church moved to two Sunday worship services.

Live life as being rigged in your favor
Live life as being rigged in your favor
Arianna Huffington and Oprah (Photo credit - Super Soul Sunday)

A couple of days ago I randomly ended up watching Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. The guest was Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington. Among other things, Huffington was promoting her recent book, "Thrive".

Notwithstanding a thoroughly interesting interview, I was totally intrigued by a passage Oprah read from the book, a quote from Roman Emperor Marcus Aureluis' book The Meditations, written in 167 A.D.

The quote, which I discovered as being regarded as perhaps the most memorable passage of Meditations encourages us to view life as being, in the words of the poet Rumi, "rigged in [our] favor."

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The best decisions in life are made when you are joyous
The best decisions in life are made when you are joyous

The absolute worst time to make a decision is when you are desperate. Think about the times when you have been desperate and think about the decision you made. Would you have made the same decision if you held on to your faith? I doubt it.

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God's Support Line is Available 24/7
God's Support Line is Available 24/7
The number is P-R-A-Y
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opinion
Which fear mongering news channel do you watch?
Which fear mongering news channel do you watch?
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Why Study Religions If You Don't Want to Convert?
Why Study Religions If You Don't Want to Convert?

What I don't believe is that Christianity is the only path towards God. For many in my own faith, this is a profoundly disloyal statement, and tantamount to blasphemy. I remember saying something like it in a youth Bible study class a few years ago, and the reactions I received ranged from shock, disbelief and even fear.

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The Power of Relationships
The Power of Relationships
Eugene Cho's new book "Overrated"

We can all agree that Christianity--and subsequently, Jesus--has an image problem. So how will outreach and evangelism impact and influence this cultural context over the next 10 years? Numerous answers and possibilities exist, but here, I offer a truly essential one: real human relationships.

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