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Introducing…The Largest Church You’ve Never Heard Of

Introducing…The Largest Church You’ve Never Heard Of

in Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Chris has big dreams. Affectionately known as “superman” by those who love him, he wanted more out of life than what he found as a young man on the Autism spectrum in a small town in South Texas.

January 10, 2019 By Editor Beacon

Southwind Fields: Where Every Person Has a Purpose

Southwind Fields: Where Every Person Has a Purpose

in Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Chris has big dreams. Affectionately known as “superman” by those who love him, he wanted more out of life than what he found as a young man on the Autism spectrum in a small town in South Texas.

January 10, 2019 By Renee Gonzalez

ONE: True Healing Through Prayer and Community

ONE: True Healing Through Prayer and Community

in Faith, Social Issues, Health & Wellness, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

If you drive to a little home on West Olmos Drive located six minutes from the Alamo Quarry Market, you’ll find a place of quiet, rest and connection – and maybe even a miracle. When you enter, you might be offered coffee or green tea, smell the sc

January 10, 2019 By Jennie Rosio

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“Tell Your Story”

“Tell Your Story”

in Social Issues, Happenings, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

"We serve the homeless community in downtown San Antonio every Saturday night. After my first night of volunteering, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to do more. I felt a real connection between myself and our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

January 9, 2019 By Editor Beacon

The Justice Foundation Continues the Battle to Overturn Roe v. Wade

The Justice Foundation Continues the Battle to Overturn Roe v. Wade

in Family, Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

2019 marks the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal and accessible to women throughout the U.S. “Just like slavery and communism, abortion will end, in God's time.

January 10, 2019 By Inez Kirchner

“Tell Your Story” Faith and Work, Mr. W Fireworks

“Tell Your Story” Faith and Work, Mr. W Fireworks

in Professionals, Family, Faith, Finances, Where Hope Comes From

With the Mr. W Fireworks family company at risk, Vice President Kelley Martinez started a prayer event called, “Work as a Family, Pray as a Family.” It was meant to encourage employees and their families to come together to pray for the business and

December 18, 2018 By Editor Beacon

Filling Critical Need for Foster & Adoptive Families

Filling Critical Need for Foster & Adoptive Families

in Family, Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Chosen Care seeks to ensure foster child placement and decrease failed adoption placements. To stop the bleeding not easily seen from the outside. Families who have been helped by Chosen Care tend to continue with their child’s placement and healing.

December 18, 2018 By Amy Morgan

Providence Place Returns to Their Roots.

Providence Place Returns to Their Roots.

in Faith, Social Issues, Women, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Formerly a brothel in downtown San Antonio, Providence Place owner Madame Volino was inspired to transform her business into a home for wayward girls. Plot twists and transformation define the beginning and journey of what Providence Place has become

December 18, 2018 By Inez Kirchner

Weekend Food. Kids are Hungry in our Community.

Weekend Food. Kids are Hungry in our Community.

in Youth / Kids, Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Most of us look forward to weekends, anticipating family fun – backyard barbecues, soccer games and Little League, It’s hard to comprehend that for many children in San Antonio, weekends represent a food desert, with uncertainty about whether they w

December 11, 2018 By Amy Morgan

Dream Center – Loving and Touching People.

Dream Center – Loving and Touching People.

in Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON brings the hope of a warm house, filled with families sharing a hot meal, memories and good tidings for the coming year. The season also proves difficult for many others who are facing loss, spiritual darkness, disease or financi

December 7, 2018 By Inez Kirchner

Any Woman Can Offers Hope, Health and Christ

Any Woman Can Offers Hope, Health and Christ

in Faith, Social Issues, Women, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Always there for younger women in crisis since 2013, Any Woman Can expanded services to assist women of all ages coping with life-challenges, a current crisis or a previous trauma. Counselors teach coping skills to help women recover and overcome

December 8, 2018 By Amy Morgan

“Tell Your Story”

“Tell Your Story”

in Faith, Entertainment, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

In November’s Tell Your Story article, read how one of God’s children learned to listen and recognize His gentle voice to her heart, receiving guidance uniquely fitted to her artistic gift and love of quilting.

November 6, 2018 By Claude Roberts

Reducing Seasonal Marital Stress San Antonio Marriage Initiative Equips Leaders

Reducing Seasonal Marital Stress San Antonio Marriage Initiative Equips Leaders

in Men, Women, Marriage, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

The founder of the San Antonio Marriage Initiative, (SAMI) Carl Caton, isn’t a marriage therapist, nor does he run a counseling center; however, his ministry is quietly changing hearts across San Antonio.

November 5, 2018 By Amy Morgan

Are You Investing Your Life or Spending It?

Are You Investing Your Life or Spending It?

in Professionals, Faith

For over 30 years, Biblical Leadership for Excellence (BLE) has helped and trained thousands from all walks of life in San Antonio and beyond learn to authentically integrate faith and the hope of the Gospel into their God-ordained every day workplac

November 5, 2018 By Inez Kirchner

Hey Churches, Let’s Tackle The Foster Care Crisis

Hey Churches, Let’s Tackle The Foster Care Crisis

in Youth / Kids, Family, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From

November is National Orphan Month. What a better time to fulfill our Biblical call to care for the orphan. South Texas Alliance for Orphans is bridging the gap between the church community and the overburdened foster care system so that children in f

November 6, 2018 By Amy Morgan

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Running to Win

Running to Win

in Sports

In Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth he states, “Do you not know that those who run in a race, all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way so as to get the prize!” I Cor. 9:24.

April 8, 2017 By Jim Faulk

How Jesus Faced His Friday

How Jesus Faced His Friday

in Where Hope Comes From

Everyone struggled on crucifixion Friday: The disciples struggled to keep faith. Pilate struggled to save face. Faithful women struggled to help Jesus. Pharisees struggled to discredit Jesus. Soldiers struggled to hurt Jesus...

April 8, 2017 By Max Lucado

The Esperanza Court: Hope for the Hopeless

The Esperanza Court: Hope for the Hopeless

in Social Issues, Health & Wellness, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

The Esperanza Court offers a solution to the prostitution problem, and a way of hope for the very women that society has deemed as hopeless.

April 22, 2018 By Dana Michea Marquez

Ready for the Biggest Revival Event in 30 Years?

Ready for the Biggest Revival Event in 30 Years?

in Faith, Happenings, Where Hope Comes From

When a vision so big and so powerful is dropped into your lap, there are only two things you can do. Respond and invite others. Learn about the largest and most unique Crusade since Billy Graham came to our city and how you can take part.

September 18, 2018 By Editor Beacon

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