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Commitment and Compassion

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Every time I see or hear Dr. Frasers name I cry. When we see him at Texas Childrens walking down the hall, I cry,when I see my daughter on stage at school I cry. I remember when she turned one I wrote him a letter thanking his parents for having such an awesome son lol. Dr. Fraser and his team will forever be one of the very best gifts I ever received. God Bless you All. ~ comment from a mom on Inside Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital (took the words right out of my mouth and heart)
Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr., Surgeon-in-Chief, the heart surgeon who saved our baby girl's life, featured in the article To Save a Child's Heart:"I became a children’s heart surgeon because the results last a lifetime.” It’s what gets him up every morning, what sustains him through emergency weekend-long transplant operations, and what makes the time away from his family worth it. His wife, Helen, says, “It’s the difference between a job and a calling.”
When surgery goes w…

What's at Stake: protecting and preserving the innocence of children

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UPDATE 9/22/13: I mentioned in the original post that Eddie Struble is living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area now. He is attending and assisting in a leadership position in the worship ministry at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, according to the information on their website here. The SBC has a long history of completely ignoring credible allegations of child sex abuse by their own clergy and volunteers, and in this case of credible allegations of abuse by Eddie Struble, there are police reports. The SBC has a long history of protecting and enabling the perpetrators of these heinous crimes against children in their churches by continuing to elevate and place them in public positions of leadership and trust. Predators are master manipulators and use these positions of trust, particularly spiritual trust, to groom kids and gain the trust of parents, preying upon the vulnerable.
5th Sunday Hymn SingSeptember 29 at 6:00pmYou are invited to be part of this nostalgic and encouragi…

Memories Don't Know Time: Shining the Light on Child Sexual Abuse

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About a year ago I decided speak out and not leave it up to someone else to warn about my former youth music minister John Langworthy, at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, I wassomeone else. I had to get someone to listen, anyone who could shine the light of truth on this admitted pedophile. I began to search online for Langworthy and found him working at a church and public high school in Clinton, MS. As soon as I learned he was working in a school, I called the superintendent,  Dr. Phil Burchfield. The next day I emailed him and received this reply:        


Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: Kanakuk case in Missouri
I spoke with Sherry this morning.... I will be contacting Prestonwood Baptist Church soon.
Dr. Burchfield mentions speaking to Sherry, a friend of mine who is a former Dallas County probation officer who worked with sex offenders. Here is the story of the sentencing of Pete Newman in Missouri that I referenced in my email to Dr. Burchfield as a c…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plain pumpkin
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease muffin cups or use foil or paper baking cups. Thoroughly mix flour, sugar, pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Break eggs into another bowl. Add pumpkin and butter and whisk until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour over dry ingredients and fold in with rubber spatula just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Scoop batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake 20-25 minutes until puffed and springy to the touch in the center. Turn out on a rack to cool.

Great fall breakfast or snack anytime!


Chocolate Dream Dessert

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Chocolate Dream Dessert
1 cup flour 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1 stick butter, melted 2 containers Cool Whip, divided, thawed 1-8 oz. package cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 box instant vanilla pudding 1 box instant chocolate pudding 3 cups milk
For crust, mix flour, nuts and butter and spread in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth, then mix in one container of Cool Whip. Spread over crust. Mix vanilla pudding and chocolate pudding with milk until thickened. Spread over cream cheese layer. Spread the other container of Cool Whip over the pudding layer and chill.