Mentors and Succeeding in Life

by Dan Gallagher

Our kids have always been good students, but this year (sixth grade) for Mackenzie has been a struggle, especially concerning math. This is the year when all the underlying lessons of years past come together as the children begin to apply addition, subtraction, division, etc. to ratios and other new abstract concepts. We could see […]

Hearts of Flesh

by Dan Gallagher

I’ve been blessed to parent boys and girls and, in my experience, there is a definite difference between raising the two. Of course the core issues are the same: teaching them the consequences of the choices we make, striving for character with personal integrity, honesty and such, and learning self-control and personal discipline—the kind of […]

Here Comes The Sun

by Dan Gallagher

The following article was written by Renee Dugan, a full time staff member of Spirit & Truth Fellowship Int’l. In the early winter of 2017, my home state of Indiana experienced one of the longest stretches of overcast weather in recent memory. For weeks on end, nothing but dreary skies crowded our heads. Any hint […]

In Peak Condition

by Dan Gallagher

The following Blog was written by Dave Lindsey, a member of STF-USA and a Pastor of a church in Greenwood, Indiana. February is Super Bowl month, and even if you’re not a fan, you have to have some appreciation for what professional athletes do to compete at that level. Athletes actually spend much more time […]

Standing Out Like a Sore Thumb

by Dan Gallagher

Although most don’t think of carpentry as a dangerous occupation, woodworking often exposes the craftsman to hazardous situations and potential injury. As a young boy, most of the craftsmen I encountered were missing parts of one or two fingers, and frequently one of the lost digits was a thumb. A few months ago I was […]

Safe in the Master’s Arms

by Dan Gallagher

The following article was written by Renee Dugan, a full time staff member of Spirit & Truth Fellowship Int’l. My brother recently underwent a brief stint of dog-sitting for his roommate, Jerry, who was out of town. I should preface this tale by saying that my brother is, above all things, not a dog person. […]

I Love-Hate Facebook

by Dan Gallagher

Why do I love Facebook, Twitter, and many other forms of social media? I like how it serves as an outlet for self-expression, but the major reason is that using social media helps me feel connected to others—and I love that! I’ve always been a curious person by nature. I get that side of me […]

Who Sits on the Throne?

by Dan Gallagher

The following blog was written by Renee Dugan, full time employee of Spirit & Truth Fellowship International. Thrones are powerful symbols. They have long stood to represent the seat of power for kings, even substituted as a direct reference for that power or the one who holds it. The Bible is no different; thrones are […]

Passing Through the Fire

by Dan Gallagher

The following article was written by Renee Dugan, a full time staff member of Spirit & Truth Fellowship Int’l. In the late fall of 2016, arsonists set ablaze a wildfire in the Smokey Mountains near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that burned hundreds of acres, took several lives, destroyed many homes and businesses and threatened countless […]

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 […]