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POVERTY SUCKS

Poverty sucks the hope, vision, self-worth, motivation, peace, and opportunity right out of a child’s life.  It is a destructive force that cannot be fully comprehended in an occasional visit to a poverty filled neighborhood or in a two minute spotlight on the...

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Sitting Under the Banyan Tree

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 I love this quote by Mother Teresa because it simply defines a lesson I had to learn many years ago about living, loving, and serving in this inner-city neighborhood: “In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented,...

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Father’s Day Thought from a Fatherless Son

Saturday, June 18, 2016 “Sometimes I hear other guys talk about their dads,” the 18 year old said. “They’ll talk about their dad teaching them to work on a car or say their dad showed them this or that.” Then quietly and sadly he said,...

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Twenty-Five Years

Saturday, June 18, 2016 If you haven’t seen it, watch the video from last year’s 25th celebration.  It tells much of the story of CROSSFIRE and the generations of young people we have been honored to know and live life...

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This is Our Neighborhood

To Timothy, a true son in the faith…. be an example in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (I Timothy 1:2 & 4:12) To Timothy, a beloved son…. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who...

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I Will Arise (Psalm 12:5)

I was recently reminded of a scripture that sums up much of the purpose for which Crossfire exists: “Because of the devastation of the poor, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise, says the LORD; I will set him in the safety for which he...

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Changes and Updates – Keepin’ in Touch

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Thank you for checking out the Crossfire blog.  Obviously, it has been a while since updates were posted, and it is our intention to remedy that with a commitment to regularly scheduled, at least weekly, updated posts.  So please give us a...

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Switching Gears…

Monday, September 9, 2013 Hope all of you had a wonderful Labor Day holiday, which always designates the unofficial end to summer, and are settling in for the fall as we are – even though fall weather seems nowhere in sight! It was a wonderful summer for our...

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Greetings to All of You

Friday, December 14, 2012 The stockings are hung at our Lion’s Den Center. THERE ARE 50 STOCKINGS, EACH ONE WITH A NAME ON IT.  WE WANT TO FILL THE CHILDREN’S STOCKINGS WITH CHRISTMAS JOY::: GIFT CARDS, CHRISTMAS TREATS, SMALL PERSONAL ITEMS…THINGS...

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, November 30, 2012 Happy Holidays Everyone!!  Hard to believe it is that time of year again especially since our Dallas weather has been unseasonably warm!  However, we are beginning to get into holiday mode at the Lion’s Den.  Stockings and lights will...

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View Our New Video

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Please take 5 minutes and look at a new video that has been created for Crossfire.  It includes interviews with some of our ministry kiddos and a brief look at daily life at the Lion’s Den center. Google  Crossfire Lion’s Den 2012...

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Thanks to Our Recent Volunteer Teams

Saturday, March 3, 2012 We have been blessed recently to have volunteers from Generous Men of Texas come sand, prime, and caulk the exterior of the Lions’ Den so it is ready to paint.  Also, a group from Trinity Church came – a courageous group of women...

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Summer Son

August 9, 2011 We have had a fabulous summer so far. Jesus, the S ON has touched and changed lives. As I wrote in an earlier newsletter, our goal is to ‘detox’ the kids from the environment of their inner-city schools and inject them with a massive dose of Jesus and...

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