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Angel Willeford: Connecting Where She Is…As She Is

By cwccc | February 14, 2018

Her name means messenger in Hebrew. Angel Willeford lives up to her name’s meaning. Her story of faith and grit in the face of life’s challenges carries a message for each of us. I caught up with Angel at her Ebby Halliday office: Angel, how do you spend a typical day? Balancing everything – it’s…

5 Hidden Figures: Celebrating Black History Month

By cwccc | February 8, 2018

You won’t find these women in history books. Though they came from humble beginnings, their intentionality and grit made a difference in helping to shape our culture and the modern world. 1. While the women of Hidden Figures helped send NASA astronauts into space, it wasn’t until 1992 that an African American woman actually went…

Valentine’s Dark History and 6 Other Surprising Facts

By cwccc | February 2, 2018

Ah, Valentine’s Day, ironically a day of roses, chocolates, and heart-shaped cards, actually has a dark history. Here are seven surprising facts:* 1. How it got it’s name: Valentine’s Day marks the date of the execution of St. Valentine by Roman emperor Claudius II during the third century AD. And what was St. Valentine’s crime?…

Awaken Each Day to His Voice

By cwccc | January 19, 2018

Awaken each day to the sound of His voice. Looking for a new book for your quiet time? Consider Priscilla Schirer’s first devotional book, which contains 90 personal reflections of the Scriptures speaking into her ordinary life events. In Schirer’s words, “The devotionals you’ll encounter here, day by day, are personal whispers from God’s Spirit…

Connecting with Emma Shanks: Where She Is … As She Is

By cwccc | January 15, 2018

Connecting with tweeners or millennials, especially as a baby-boomer, can feel like traveling in a foreign country where you don’t know the language. If that describes you, then you’ll want to connect with Emma Shanks, a millennial who has attended CWC for about a year now. Emma splits her time between Frisco and San Marcos…

Putting in the Ritz

By cwccc | December 28, 2017

  Who knew?! Ritz crackers really do taste as scrumptious in a pie as they do right out of the box. Try this easy Ritz Cracker recipe in the new year, complements of Runé Scott.           Ingredients: 20 Ritz Crackers (1 cup crushed) 1 c. chopped pecans 1 c. sugar, divided…

Easy Appetizers: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus and Jalapeno Cream Cheese Spread

By cwccc | December 14, 2017

Though I cherish get-togethers, the “great cook” gene escaped my DNA. So, I’m always searching for easy recipes, and found these two appetizers that fit my criteria – less than five ingredients and quick to prepare. Thank you, Jan Preston and Dolly Adams for sharing: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Ingredients: -1 bunch of asparagus (medium thickness )…

Best Christmas Gift Ever

By cwccc | December 10, 2017

“What’s the best Christmas gift you received as a child?” the host posed the question. Heads cocked to the side and eyes stared into the distance, each one lost in a private reel of childhood memories. Slowly smiles formed and eyes sparkled with visions of their perfect gift. Bicycles, matchbox cars, play kitchens, and cabbage…

Connecting with Dolly Adams: Where She Is…As She Is

By cwccc | November 27, 2017

Dolly is an answer to prayers for God to raise up the next leader for our Christian Women’s Connection of Collin County. While only first connecting with the group last October, Dolly quickly became a familiar face and known for her generous heart, effective organization, and welcoming spirit. On January 1, 2018, Dolly will, with…

Exciting Times Ahead…A Letter from the Chair

By cwccc | November 10, 2017

The time flew by. I can hardly believe that as of this January, I have served as chair for 2 years. So, the time comes to pass the baton to another who will continue the momentum begun even before me. Consistent with Stonecroft procedures, a nominating committee met, and I am most pleased to tell…