Devices Away! A social media parenting story.

By: Candice Hillenbrand, Director of Mission Engagement As a parent, I am charged with the care and keeping of my children. Sometimes that means I stop them from running out in front of a car. Daily, it means I hunt down food and feed them. Often, it means the nagging reminders to “clean your room” […]

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Summer Musical Workshop: Make Your Own Musical

Make your own musical at Poteet Theatre this summer! For two weeks in June, St. Luke’s will host a musical workshop for curious first-timers and experienced theater performers.

“Come enroll your child so they can start learning to sing, dance, and perform with the best instructors in OKC,” Logan Fish, the Edmond Campus Director of Hospitality, said.

Each day of the Make Your Own Musical Camp will include prayer, vocal warm-ups, focus training, and fun games! Everyone will be working with the Camp Director, Haley Jane Pierce, who recently directed the musical Annie at the Poteet Theatre. Campers will get to perform their show at the end of the week for their family and friends.

“Join us as we explore our creative talents,” Logan said. “This will be a fun way to break into theatre!”

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Wednesdays with Wendy

J. Warren & Dr. McDaniel

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the video below. It’s a performance by J. Warren Mitchell accompanied by Dr. Jan McDaniel. I’ve always loved hearing Dr. McDaniel play the piano – he has incredible talent and you hear the emotions of a musical piece as he plays. In the clip below, you can hear his talent as he accompanies the amazing voice of J. Warren Mitchell. A few years ago I was blessed to hear the two of them perform in a small setting, to a small group of people. I was moved to tears by the performance. 

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Edmond Celebrates 5th Anniversary

It was on February 2, 2014 that Dr. Long shared the news of the expansion of St. Luke’s to a new satellite campus.  The new satellite campus would open on March 30, 2014 with the first worship service taking place in a temporary location at Sequoyah Middle School, utilizing the school’s cafeteria and gymnasium.  Dr. […]

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Wednesdays with Wendy

Agatha Christie

Recently I watched the series “A.B.C. Murders” on Amazon Prime. It is based on the book of the same name written by Agatha Christie. Now, when I was in junior high and high school, I read as many Agatha Christie novels as I could get. So when I saw that the series featured one of my favorite Christie characters, Detective Hercule Poirot, I was eager to watch it. It was an interesting adaptation – it featured an elderly Poirot dealing with his own aging process in the midst of feeling dismissed and forgotten. On a side note – I really enjoyed the series! But more importantly, it really started me thinking on how we treat the elderly.

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Wednesdays with Wendy

Ready or Not

Six days. I still have trouble realizing that Christmas will be here in just six days. I feel like we just finished summer! But whether I feel like it’s time or not, Christmas will arrive. Whether I am ready or not, it will happen. Whether or not I have all my shopping done – Christmas will occur.

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Wednesdays with Wendy

The Four Weeks of Advent

This Sunday will begin the season of Advent. We celebrate four weeks of Advent to prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ. One practice that can help develop a deeper connection to the meaning of Christmas is to focus on a certain value each week. This Sunday we will light the first candle of the Advent wreath. Traditionally it carries a meaning of hope. We light a candle for hope because the Light of the World brought us everlasting hope. The second Sunday of Advent we will light the candle for faith. Faith is trusting in God’s everlasting love for us as His children. The third Sunday of Advent is often represented by a pink candle in the Advent wreath. The third Sunday has a special name; it is called Gaudete Sunday. “Gaudete” is the Latin word for “rejoice”. It is also a Sunday to remember Mary, the mother of Jesus. In Luke 1:46-49, we have the beautiful words of Mary singing of her joy at being part of God’s work in the world:

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California Shooting

Today I get to be “Uncle Josh”. I’m in Memphis with my brother, sister-in-law, and my nephew. We have been spending a few days together hanging out, having fun, and just spending some quality time together.

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Voting

Last evening I found myself a little disappointed that more of the candidates I had wanted to win, didn’t. There was a moment that I even caught myself questioning the time I spent in the process of voting.

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