Using your Map App

by Dan Gallagher

Although it may be true that there are negative aspects of living in a world inundated by technology, I must admit that there are certain aspects of my smart phone that I love. One feature I love and tend to use often is the GPS and map feature. Last summer I moved to a new […]

GOOD NEWS – NOT FAKE NEWS

by Dan Gallagher

The following was submitted by John Sandt, a longtime supporter and volunteer of STF. “Fake news”, it’s become the new media buzz word but in reality it’s as old as dirt.  Years ago they called it deception and lying.  Now-a-days they spin it, repackage it, make it politically correct, rename it and do a number […]

Sometimes Narrow-minded is Right-minded

by Dan Gallagher

The following was written by Dave Lindsey, a member of STF-USA from Indianapolis, Indiana. One of the many things attributed to Christ is that he said that he was the only way to God. In fact, the Bible states “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to […]

Do a Good Turn

by Dan Gallagher

During a recent Boy Scout awards ceremony I attended, a number of the scouts were given Good Turn coins, a special award given to the boys who have demonstrated the heart of scouting—specifically a heart to help others. The Good Turn coin has the Scout motto and values engraved on it, and in the middle […]

Celebrating Christmas

by Dan Gallagher

It’s Christmas again, and usually at this time of the year some Christians become conflicted about the celebration of this holiday because of its ancient pagan ties. Here is a little history lesson submitted by Dave Lindsey of Indianapolis, IN, that I thought you might enjoy as it gives some historical perspective to Christmas. Our […]

Free From ME!

by Dan Gallagher

If you have children, grandchildren—or even if you were once a child yourself! —the odds are you’ve heard of Dr. Seuss. He wrote over 60 children’s books that included very colorful and outrageously weird characters. Some of the most famous books are The Cat and the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and How the Grinch […]

No Strings Attached

by Dan Gallagher

Generally, I like to get up early when it is still dark, before the sun starts to peek its face over the horizon. This is most likely a holdover habit of mine from years of rising early so I could get to my office and be prepared with assignments and work details before my construction […]

Christmas, Marketing, and Jesus

by Dan Gallagher

Thanksgiving is a USA national holiday that is celebrated on the last Thursday of November. And the Friday after has become the largest shopping day as people get up in the wee hours of the night to stand in line in the dark, waiting for stores to open so they can buy merchandise at super […]

The Boxes We Build

by Dan Gallagher

When it comes to woodworking, one of the most basic lessons every aspiring craftsman must learn is how to build a box. Admittedly, making a box sounds pretty simple, but boxes are a very fundamental element incorporated into many objects we make with wood. Consider the desk you may be sitting at right now with […]

Motes and Beams

by Dan Gallagher

I love to work with wood, whether it involves building a shed, a home, a cabinet, or piece of furniture. My father owned a lumber yard, so some of my fondest childhood memories take me back to when I would walk among the stacks of lumber, smelling the various species of wood and noticing their […]