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Handling Your Doubters

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais John 10:31-39 (New Living Translation) 31 Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. 32 Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?” 33 They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to ... Read More »


THE CASE FOR CHRIST, based on Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his own journey as an award-winning investigative journalist and resolute atheist who sets out to disprove Christianity, comes to life in its big screen debut. “The book The Case for Christ lays out the overwhelming foundation of evidence from which personal faith can rise,” Strobel said. “The film gives ... Read More »

Goodbye Mr. President

Every four or eight years, a new President is inaugurated and the existing President has to exit the White House. But today, it’s not just any president exiting the White House, but the first African-American president of our United States – Barack Hussein Obama II. As I reflect over his eight years as President, and listen and read the many comments ... Read More »

DISD Trustee Foreman: Creating a supportive academic environment for Spring 2017

By Dallas ISD District 6 Trustee Joyce Foreman As students and families get back into the swing of school, it is important for parents to understand how to support and guide students toward a successful educational experience. Revisit communication with teachers and administrators at school, discuss ways you can support student learning at home and ways to provide an extension ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose: Thank You President Obama!

“When I sat down to write this article, I didn’t know what to write.   I knew that I wanted to write about:   the inauguration of President Barack Obama.    I just had so many things that I wanted to write that I didn’t know where to get started.”    I wrote these words 8 years ago excited about the upcoming Obama ... Read More »

Local Montessori School to Host Open House on Jan. 28th

DALLAS – Lumin Education will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, Jan. 28th for students enrolling in pre-kindergarten through third grade. The event will be held at Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas, Texas 75223, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lumin’s Open House is an opportunity for prospective parents and the general public to learn ... Read More »

Proposed Texas State Budget includes funding for mental health and CPS

The first draft of the Senate version of the state budget was filed Tuesday, setting the baseline for the coming negotiations on how the state should spend money and meet critical needs.  The bill, SB 1 by Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, would spend $103.6 billion in state revenue over the next two years, which is less than the $104.9 ... Read More »

Say yes to the 10!

Happy New Year to All!  And a big shout out to every achiever who made resolutions, set goals, and declares a new focus and a new attitude in this New Year. You are now eleven days into the year 2017 and things are moving fast along! Ok, good news…I am right there with you. I stepped out-proclaimed great movement and ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose – Seeking Your Preferred Future (Part 2)

Last week, I wrote about the concept of creating a  preferred future (living focused on your future and not focused on the past).      This transformative concept was created by author Dr. Lawrence Lippitt and is widely used in the field of organizational leadership training.    It requires strategizing and taking a leap of faith in time beyond where you are to ... Read More »

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® To Perform at Cedar Hill MLK Tribute

Grammy award winning a cappella group SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®, will headline a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January, 22, 2017, at the CHHS Performing Arts Center.  The City of Cedar Hill is inviting everyone to this free event aimed to bring our diverse community together to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of ... Read More »