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2018’s Most Clicked on Stories

12.10.18 | 2018 Year In Review

2018’s Most Clicked on Stories

    Stories are powerful. Stories can bring us together, inspire us, and help us experience the world around us. We are all writing a story. That’s why we want to share stories that highlight the amazing ways God is working through the people of HPUMC.

    Stories are powerful. Stories can bring us together, inspire us, and help us experience the world around us. We are all writing a story. That’s why we want to share stories that highlight the amazing ways God is working through the people of HPUMC.

    Here are the ten most clicked on stories of 2018.

    1. From Death to Life: Easter at Church at the Square

    It is no secret that the neighborhood around Church at the Square often proclaims death. It continues day in and day out. However, God hears our cries. God lives among the suffering and dying. God is not content to let God’s people live in such squalor of body and soul. On Easter morning at Church at the Square, we followed the Holy Spirit into an empty lot at the corner of Dawson and Jeffries Street, between CitySquare’s Opportunity Center and Austin Street Center. This empty lot, normally a place of drugs and despair, of violence and squalor, of exploitation and death, became an empty tomb. We stepped into the tomb to find that God had renewed it. Where there had been death, there was now life.

    1. David’s Story: From atheism to life in Christ

    Although David Johnson grew up with parents who were believers, when he first began attending HPUMC, he was a self-proclaimed atheist. Through a powerful sermon that changed his perspective, finding community, and immersing himself in Scripture, David Johnson’s life was completely changed.

    1. Unconventional Friendship: The Story of Harry

    Have you ever left church feeling completely inspired and compelled to action? For Susanna Frackiewicz-Ponce, it was a sermon about living intentionally that changed the way she interacted with her friend, Harry. Susanna decided to make her friendship with Harry intentional rather than transactional, and the difference has been transformative.

    1. Unreal Expectations: Three things your spouse can't do for you

    Your spouse can only do what a spouse can do. Rev. Matt Tuggle shares three things your spouse CANNOT do for you.

    1. Reflections after visiting the Tornillo Facility in El Paso

    Rev. Elizabeth Moseley and a handful of other religious leaders from our community took a trip to the border to visit a facility which currently holds nearly 400 unaccompanied minors. These minors are uncertain of their future and how long this will be their situation. The team that traveled to El Paso got to spend an incredibly powerful day in worship, prayer, and love with these children. 

    1. Holding grief and joy at the same time

    Following God doesn't mean you won't face difficult times. So what do you do when you find yourself in a moment of pain and grief? Jenny Misslin, a staff member of HPUMC, shares how she made it through the death of her father.

    1. What does love require of me?

    After news broke that children were being separated from their families at the southern border, and with some politicians attempting to justify actions through the lens of Scripture, Rev. Paul Rasmussen released a statement to the congregation of HPUMC encouraging them to earnestly seek God’s will and wisdom when responding to this humanitarian crisis.

    1. Brant's Story: How long will you limp between two Gods?

    Brant and Jenny were on the verge of divorce. But when Brant hit rock bottom, God worked in amazing ways to flip their story upside down. Watch Brant’s story about what happens when you try to put success, fame, or pleasure in God’s place.

    1. The days are long but the years will be short

    They say the days are long but the years are short, and it is absolutely true. Before we know it, the infants we brought home from the hospital are taking their first steps, heading to kindergarten, middle school, high school, and then out of our house. The time we have with them is limited and it matters so much; we need to make it count. HPUMC Staffer Cathy Hutton reflects on lessons she learned over 18 years of parenting.

    1. Krissi’s Story: A legacy worth remembering

    It's the moment every student looks forward to, High School Graduation! But when Susan Holman found out her daughter might not survive long enough to graduate, all she could think about were the memories Krissi wouldn't get to make. That's when Highland Park ISD stepped in to help.


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