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God Calls Young People

By David Butts | September 28, 2022

When I was in high school we had a youth rally at our church with a guest speaker. He gave his testimony of when he became a Christian. There was a large crowd of kids there to hear him share his testimony and I’m sure the free pizza didn’t hurt. I remember listening to him…

Each season is important.

By Chelsea Judkins | September 27, 2022
Birthday Cake

Be encouraged that each season of your life is important!  It took me a while to figure that out, you see I had a quarter life crisis on my 25th birthday. I spent my birthday weekend with my parents, and that Sunday we all went to church together. My parents switched churches after I moved out,…

My name is Tanner.

By Tanner Watson | September 27, 2022

Howdy!  My name is Tanner and I serve as the guy’s minister in the Youth Ministry here at First Baptist Church of Arlington.  I enjoy a good concert, lunch with friends (especially barbeque), and I am constantly on the hunt for the world’s best cup of coffee.  I have two parents and a little brother…

The Most Important Book

By David Butts | September 22, 2022

I was visiting some friends in their home recently and I saw something on their refrigerator that caught my eye. It was a picture of me and their son. I was giving him a Bible. Each year I have the privilege of giving the 1st graders a Bible as a gift from our church. This…

A Cord of Three Strands

By Connor Torrealba | September 22, 2022

One of the most beneficial practices in my spiritual walk has been intentional discipleship through small three person groups called Triads. A few years ago, I was reading the call to “Go, therefore and make disciples…” in Matthew 28:18-20 and felt conviction – how was I actively making disciples in my lifestyle? It would have…

Thoughts for a High Schooler

By Tanner Watson | September 21, 2022

Howdy!  So, you feel called to ministry in high school?  First, that is amazing!  God calls all believers to a life of purpose, but he does not call everyone to a vocational ministry.  While this is not something to boast about, a call to vocational ministry is certainly something worth celebrating.  I was in that…

Family Rhythms

By Nanette Johnson | September 20, 2022
Fall Family Rhythms

I love Fall! For Texans, Fall finally brings some relief from the scorching Texas Summer heat! Fall also brings some familiar family rhythms that help settle the roller-coaster of summer schedules. There is something about Fall Rhythms that convey a homey-comfort and peace. I’m thankful for rhythms of life that God created and set into…

How Do You Make a Habit?

By Tara Tomes | September 19, 2022

Have you ever wondered what motivates people to stick to a fitness routine? How can someone stay so consistent? There are many reasons why one is willing to stay on track while implementing a healthy lifestyle. For example: -Having a well thought out workout regimen -Setting a goal -Making/having time in your schedule -Having a…

Washed, Sanctified, Justified.

By Brad Echols | September 18, 2022

Washed, Sanctified, Justified. What do these words mean to you? Paul uses them in 1 Corinthians 6:11 to paint a powerful picture of someone who has been transformed in the name of Jesus by the Spirit of God. We have been washed clean from our sin by the mercy of God. Our lives are no…