BECOME BLOG


08
Jun 2017

On the outside things looked great: college grad, amazing family, a career I was passionate about. But on the inside, I was trapped in comparison, people pleasing, and a wavering self-worth based on my physical appearance, résumé accomplishments, and attention from guys. I was aching to be noticed and wanting to be liked, because that’s where I found my value. I was exhausted trying to “keep face” and make MY dreams and plans happen. When a serious hip injury took away what I thought was THE ultimate joy, dancing on stage, I......

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29
Mar 2017

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” -1 John 3:16-18 The world is very evidently in disarray and sometimes can feel love-less. Just turn on the......

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01
Mar 2017

This year I’ve experienced a series of events that I consider not to be coincidence. In January, I had a sudden desire to watch the movie “Taken”. I had seen the second part, and I was intrigued to watch the original one. After I watched it, I had a holy anger and my heart was heavy. Then Christine Caine preached at my church the weekend before we did Underground in Houston. She is the founder of A21, a social organization that rescues people from sexual trafficking. Finally, the weekend we went to......

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20
Feb 2017

What do you hear Christ calling you to become? This question caused me to consider a strong desire that had been pressed on me throughout a weekend full of evangelism and prayer; a desire to become a servant of Christ who is always listening to His voice, filled with his Word, and attentive to His guidance. It was all too easy for me this weekend to become overwhelmed with the depravity and brokenness of this world as we were exposed to the horrific realities of human trafficking in our country, specifically in......

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12
Jan 2017

Hi, I’m Laura and I hope to become a continual encourager. To encourage means to “give support, confidence or hope to someone.” Looking back on my life, I vividly remember the people who encouraged me at different times and can see how much I grew as a result. God has put encouragement on my heart and I want to be intentional about sharing uplifting words with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I seek to be in tune with the people God brings into my life. I want to get to know......

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22
Nov 2016

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” -Philippians 4:6 Hi, I’m Kaila Jurado. I had never heard of queso or guacamole before moving to Texas. I was born and raised in Palm Beach County where Tex-Mex is not on any menu anywhere. The horror! However, we lived close to the beach so #beachbod all year around. I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home where I learned some techniques on how to pray. I remember reciting......

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16
Nov 2016

What draws people to art? Art has meaning. It was created with a purpose and a story to be shared. We all have a longing within us to connect with something meaningful and to understand our purpose. I know I did. Flashback to three years ago. I didn’t know what my purpose was in life. I was a perfectionist trying to earn love and find my worth in achievements. My identity was wrapped up in relationships, academic success, and material possessions. I kept looking to these things to satisfy me but they......

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01
Nov 2016

My name is Jamie Tague. I love people, coffee, and rock climbing. I moved from Kansas to Dallas for nursing school 3 years ago, which was a challenging change and grew my trust in God. (If you’re new to Dallas hit me up and we can get coffee!!)  Amidst all, God has always been faithful in my life! I joined the BECOME Network after being invited to attend an Underground event (for more information check out this link). In witnessing BECOME’s pure vision to live out the gospel, I wanted in! I have been......

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03
Aug 2016

Hi, I’m Morgan and I like being in control. I am an organization freak and I love to plan ahead. I’ve been called Type-A and OCD on occasion. These characteristics have served me well in my life, especially in the workplace. The problem is that there are a lot of areas in my life that are unpredictable and out of my control. I realized that the more I was striving to maintain control, the more stressed and anxious I felt. At the beginning of the year, I felt like the Lord was......

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06
Jul 2016

It all started with a vision. -George Orellana, Founder of BECOME Network We live in a world full of pain, trouble, and uncertainty. If Jesus followers are to be the light in the darkness, I see a lot of light bulbs that are scared to shine. This is huge problem. At the root of everything that is wrong in the world there is an identity crisis at the center of it. In my personal search for identity, I encountered love. My life began to have meaning when I concluded that God created......

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