The Beauty of Love

I am watching palm fronds sway in the breeze and waves break against the shore as I sit writing this. We are presently at West African Missionary Retreat which is held every year at the beach. We have air conditioned rooms (which may not sound like much, but in our lives it’s a pretty big deal,) a pool, the beach, and meals that I neither have to prepare nor clean up! We have a speaker who is leading us into the heart of God’s word, missionary friends with whom we can pray and share, and Bible classes for our children. However, this year I have something that means more than all of those things, I have my mother here with us.

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Waiting in Darkness

“Who among you fears the LORD
and obeys the word of his servant?
Let him who walks in the dark,
who has no light,
trust in the name of the LORD
and rely on his God.

But now, all you who light fires
and provide yourselves with flaming torches,
go, walk in the light of your fires
and of the torches you have set ablaze.
This is what you shall receive from my hand:
You will lie down in torment.” – Isaiah 50:10-11 (NIV84)

When I recently came across this verse, I was surprised by it. We often read references to Jesus being The Light, or that following God is “walking in the light,” but in this scripture it says that fearing the Lord and obeying his voice can also mean that we are walking “in darkness and have no light.”

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Advent Season for Our Family

Every year our family celebrates Advent season by creating a family Advent calendar. Each day the girls pick out a slip of paper to see what our family will do together to enjoy the holiday season together. Activities range from practical like wrapping presents and making homemade gift tags, to fun like doing a Christmas word search race and drinking hot cocoa, to spiritual like meditating on aspects of the incarnation.

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on the journeybaby dedication

McKinney at Cardinal

101 Cardinal Drive
Denton, TX 76209



Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
This is a time of fellowship and refreshments throughout the building. Children pickup before or after Kids Praise.
10:00 - Adult Bible Classes & Kids Discipleship
Adult Bible Classes - locations vary. High School & Middle School Discipleship Groups in the Youth area. Kids Praise for 3yr-4th grade. Nursery 0-2yr.
11:00 - Worship (2nd Service) & Kids Bible Class
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr - 8th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend Bible classes.

Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:30 - Fellowship Meal
Adults - $4 and Students/Children $3 (during the school year)
6:30 - Passion Worship
Praise and worship time in the Worship Center.
6:30 - Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery group that provides a safe place to address and deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.
7:00 - Bible Classes & Small Groups
Classes for children and adults of all ages and other ministry groups meet at various locations throughout the building.

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