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Palms and Thorns at Gateway Church



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When times are good, it’s easy to praise God. But when times are hard, it’s only natural to wonder where God is and why He isn’t saving us. It’s common for this dichotomy of feelings to exist in all of us, and Easter is a perfect example of this.

One Sunday, people laid palm branches on the road for Jesus and cried “Hosanna (save us!), Hosanna in the highest!” They were praising Him and crowning Him as king with the expectation He would deliver them from Roman rule. Yet in just a few short days, those same people put thorns on His head and nailed Him to a cross. Only they couldn’t recognize He was actually fulfilling their cry for salvation.

Tuohy To Headline Rainbow Days Luncheon


Leigh Anne Thuohy

Leigh Anne Thuohy

The 19th annual Pot of Gold Luncheon, benefiting the programs, services, and at-risk children of Rainbow Days, Inc., will be Friday, April 15 at the Omni Dallas Hotel at noon. Leigh Anne Tuohy will headline the luncheon as this year’s speaker.

Dubbed a “warrior princess” by Michael Lewis in his New York Times best-selling book, The Blind Side, Leigh Anne is the inspirational matriarch who has dedicated her life to inspiring hope and genuine acts of generosity for all deserving – but underserved – members of our communities.

After opening her heart and home to Michael Oher, a homeless African American teen, Leigh Anne said her life was changed. In her most recent book, Turn Around: Reach Out, Give Back, and Get Moving, she challenges readers to reconsider what it means to give sacrificially, generously, and immediately, often times without ever having to leave your own community.

Remember Watching ‘The Love Boat’?


Most of us ‘40+ singles’ spent many Saturday nights at home during our childhood, or (for the severely (un)lucky number of us) teens or even twenties, watching The Love Boat at 9 p.m.!

It's likely that all of us now have different recollections about what the show actually meant to us back then. For this adolescent male growing up in the 1980’s, the show used to mean:

  1. 'Well, this is better than BJ, The Bear and Quincy M.D., I suppose.'
  2. 'I hope Charo or that one lady from Maude is a guest star tonight!'
  3. 'How does this Doc guy get all the girls?’

Top 3 Reasons To Go on a Singles Cruise


Single, but ready for more? Why not go on a singles cruise this year! According to dating expert Bonny Albo, connecting with nature can help single people can feel more grounded. As a result, they can feel more love even though they are alone. What better way to connect with nature than to hop aboard an ocean excursion? If you still need more convincing, the following reasons why you should go on a singles cruise will have you packing your bags sooner rather than later.

You're not alone. Although you will probably be traveling solo, you won't be the only one. No need to feel embarrassed, nervous or scared. Chances are most everyone else feels the same way. Embrace your sense of adventure and hop aboard!

You'll have fun. Quit thinking of all the reasons why you shouldn't go, and focus on why you should. Try something new, you have no one holding you back. Eat what you want, go to bed when you please and soak up some rays on your schedule.

Fort Worth Arts Show Features Great Finds


Mark your calendars for the 53rd annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art March 3-5 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The show will feature 150 exhibitors from California to New York, and promises to have something for everyone, from unusual vintage guitars to antique engagement and wedding rings.

There will also be an art department with antique and contemporary photography, mixed media wall art, and paper-based art, as well as sculpture on tin and glass.

For those seeking global finds, there will be dealers from France, England, Afghanistan and Turkey on hand.

This year, the show will host benefit booths for The Parenting Center and The Saving Hope Foundation.  The Saving Hope Foundation will also have a booth where attendees can adopt a pet.

For more information, visit

Top 5 Reasons to Join a Dating Service


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Another Valentine's Day is around the corner — possibly one of the most dreaded day of the year for single people. Maybe you were recently in a relationship and realized you were going nowhere. Maybe you are just looking for better options. Or maybe it’s been a few since you felt a real spark.

Whatever the reason, if you're single and ready for a change, you have two choices: go at it on your own or hire a professional to do the work for you. Here are some reasons you may consider using a matchmaking service:

Celebrate Christ at NorthPark Presbyterian


“To light an Advent candle is to say, in the face of all suggested to the contrary, God is coming into this world even as we speak. Because of that, we have abounding hope.

Dare to hope, even when you don’t have it in you.

Dare to hope, because there’s good reason to hope outside of you and me.

Dare to hope, because as less-than-obvious as it sometimes may seem, Christ is being born into the universe.”
–Rev. Brent Barry, Pastor, NorthPark Presbyterian

We hope you’ll join us for Christmas Eve services at 5 & 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24 at NorthPark Presbyterian Church.

5 p.m. is a family-friendly worship service, including a short children’s program with songs by the Children’s Choir.

7 p.m. is a traditional candlelight service featuring the NorthPark Sanctuary Choir. Communion will be served.

*Refreshments will be available between services in the Narthex.

Hope is based not on circumstance but on the promises of God. Be our guest at Christmas, and dare to hope.

Win Tickets to Jackopierce at McFarlin


Start your holiday season off right by entering to win two VIP tickets and two general admission tickets for Jackopierce’s first-ever Christmas Show! Jack O’Neill & Cary Pierce are happy to be returning to the place it all began on Dec. 6 at the newly renovated McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.

In addition to the JP hits, Jack & Cary will also be playing a bunch of great Christmas classics. There will be a full band, special guests and surprises.

VIP Tickets get you access to an on-stage “After-Show Cake & Cocoa” party with Jack & Cary and can be bought here.

Groups of 10 or more receive 10 percent off. Click here for more details.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit West Dallas Community School & Art House Dallas.

NorthPark Presbyterian Church Service of Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Candles lit for Baghdad, Beirut and Paris.

"We savor these moments out of time, when we are conscious of love’s presence, of Someone’s great abiding generosity to our dear and motley family, these holy moments of gratitude. And that is grace."
– Anne Lamott

In a sometimes dark world, we yearn for the light. We gather with those we love, with the stranger and fellow traveler, with the family we knit together in community and common calling.

We encourage you to join us Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m. for NorthPark’s Service of Thanksgiving and Gratitude. A traditional evening worship service in celebration of the blessings God has provided and in prayer for the many who struggle and live in fear.

Communion will be served. All are welcome at the Lord’s table as we praise God’s goodness and give thanks for the gift of grace.