Faith and Work in the Office and at Home
February 12, 2020

Faith and Work in the Office and at Home

by Tim and Kim Stephenson, Tim is a City Church Deacon

We’re going to hear from Kim and Tim Stephenson on how their faith influences their work. Tim is a trader for an oil and gas company and Kim is a stay-at-home mom of three and recently started working two days a week for a start-up company that sells baby products. Tim is also a City Church deacon. 

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It’s Hard to Make Friends
February 05, 2020

It’s Hard to Make Friends

by Regan Huey, City Church Deacon

I experienced postpartum depression and anxiety after my son was born ten months ago. But this story isn’t about that. And some of the people involved in this story didn’t even know I was struggling. 

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What Can Diversity Create?
January 29, 2020

What Can Diversity Create?

by Bonnie Bonem, City Church Elder

I love our diverse city!

Growing up in my small Appalachian town, everyone looked the same. If we talked long enough, we found we were probably related. Not so in Houston, and especially not in my fifth grade elementary class. My class mirrors Houston. We have a large immigrant population from multiple countries. Reasons for being here are as varied as their home countries: health care, education, relocation from natural disasters, escape from war, religious persecution, etc.

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Because Christ Never Gives Up on Us
January 22, 2020

Because Christ Never Gives Up on Us

by Nian Lenning, City Church Deacon

I haven’t found a love more reflective of the love of Christ than the love you have for your children. I am a mother of three and fell in love with each of my children before they were born. I have loved my children through toddler tantrums, adolescent mistakes, and probably most importantly, through our adult relationships. I have loved my children despite hurt and even when they didn’t love me back. 

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2019 Year in Review
January 20, 2020

As we close 2019 and look forward to 2020, we can’t help but be thankful for all that God has done in and through City Church. 

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Loving in a Busy Life
January 16, 2020

Loving in a Busy Life

by Johnny Fusilier, City Church Deacon

My wife and I have five young children ranging from five months to eight years old. We both work, are involved at City Church and in our community, and have a large extended family in the Houston area. It feels like there is always an event to attend or a family member to visit. Our calendars can be so full that we forget to make time for those closest to us. At the beginning of the school year, I decided that we were going to make the best of some of the mundane parts of life together. Specifically, I wanted to be intentional with our morning commute.

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When Life gets in the way of marriage
January 09, 2020

When Life gets in the way of marriage

by Ayo Omopariola, Pastoral Resident

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”

That quote by Prince Philip makes me smile because it reminds me of a comment an old friend made years ago when he saw me opening the car door for my now wife. Giggling, he essentially said, “You won’t be doing that after you get married.” I was determined to prove him wrong, but I must confess he was right. There are still those rare instances when I remember, but it’s nowhere near the same frequency as when we were dating (my wife will tell you that too).

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2020 Vision
January 01, 2020

Can you believe the 2020s are here? The new decade invites us to sharpen our focus—to recover twenty-twenty vision! It’s all too easy, given our fast-paced lives cluttered with distractions, to lose focus, let our vision blur, and even lose our way.  As we embark upon the new decade, our first series is designed to refresh our focus on our vision.

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December 27, 2019

The Struggle of Giving

by Erica & Mark DiBella

Astros World Series tickets. The iPhone 11 or is it 12 now? That upgrade to our house. That new car. Just a few of the things we’ve convinced ourselves that we need. Time after time we confuse desires with necessities, convincing ourselves that what we want is what we need. 

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