Posts by Dan Gallagher

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The Slippery Slope of Sin

by Dan Gallagher

It’s wintertime, and where I live that means things freeze—a lot! Although the below-freezing temperatures that we commonly experience cause my southern friends to shiver and shake, often shutting down most of their activities, for us it is just another day. Those who live in warmer climates find it hard to wrap their minds around […]

A Whole New Normal

by Dan Gallagher

I have a public confession to make…I am a creature of habit. My day is filled with lots of routines, and I like them. My eyes pop open and I climb out of bed at close to the same time every day—no matter what. Of course, this is probably the result of me going to […]

Dear Abby

by Dan Gallagher

I love my job! It’s not that everything I do is fun, because that certainly isn’t the case, but I love the variety of tasks I am faced with every day. With coffee in hand, I fire up my computer and see what awaits me. I spend almost my whole day in front of the […]

True Grit

by Dan Gallagher

John Wayne, affectionately called “the Duke,” is a legend for the many famous western-style movies he acted in. If you are a Wild West aficionado like me, then you will readily recognize movie titles he starred in: The Shootist, El Dorado, Big Jake, and many more. Of all the famous movies the Duke played in, […]

How to Pass Life’s Final Inspection

by Dan Gallagher

The need to pass inspections is an integral part of every building contractor’s life. Today I met with my county inspector as he carefully looked over the plywood panels for the exterior walls of a family room I am adding to my house. Where I live, there are inspections at almost every stage of the […]

Deep Roots to Drink Living Water

by Dan Gallagher

Mowing a lawn is a chore for most people, including me; but generally I really like doing it. It’s not that I enjoy the tedious pushing of the mower up and down the lawn…that’s just hard work. Instead, what I really like is the smell of fresh cut grass and how clean and manicured the […]

The Key to Happiness

by Dan Gallagher

Modern life is filled with an explosion in gadgets and tools that are designed to “improve” our lives by making things easier…and supposedly making things easier will make us all happier. We now have phones that are much more than mere devices useful for talking to others. They can send electronic messages, play music, take […]

The Master Key

by Dan Gallagher

The other day the interior latch on my truck broke. I immediately knew there was something seriously wrong when I pushed it and heard a very distinctive…”click.” I pushed and pulled, back and forth as if it had had a sudden heart attack I was going to revive it with CPR. But alas, the latch […]

IMPORTANT: “We Need Your Help”

by Dan Gallagher

To our wonderful and God-loved readers, We hope that you have been blessed by the weekly blogs that STF publishes here! Our goal has always been to help people connect to Christ so that they can genuinely know him and manifest him and his love to others, and we have found that one of the […]

Coloring Between the Lines

by Dan Gallagher

Every parent of small children knows that eating in a restaurant with little people can be as stressful as dashing 100 yards across a minefield. You and your spouse enter the restaurant with your kids desiring a nice, quiet family meal, but your heart knows things can change from serene to scream as fast as […]