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 […]

5 Ways to Enrich Quiet Time

by Renee Dugan

It’s a well-known fact that strong relationships can’t be forged without quality time spent together. To that end, “quiet time”—a space carved out for prayer, reading, reflection, and bonding with God—is often considered to be one of the best methods of spiritual grounding. This time allows Christians to get away from the chaos of day-to-day […]

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 […]

Four Ways to Revive Your Fellowship

by Renee Dugan

For as far back as I can remember through my childhood, we always ran a Tuesday night Bible study out of our home. Bearing in mind that I can remember back pretty far, I know that I was younger than five when we started this tradition; and the weekly meeting, what we called our “fellowship,” […]

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 […]

Dense Fog Advisory

by Renee Dugan

While on a trip to visit a friend recently, I had my first encounter with driving through fog. It’s amazing how different the world feels when it’s wrapped in that damp gray shawl; it can create the illusion of solitude on an actually-bustling stretch of road. It turns the trees to giants emerging from the […]

Four Lessons About Facing the Giants

by Dan Gallagher

I live in the Pacific Northwest, where stories are often told of a giant primate-like creature that lurks in the remote woods and is occasionally sighted randomly by the hiker or lone hunter. This giant creature is known by the nickname Bigfoot, a reference to the huge footprints he supposedly leaves in soft soil. Although […]

Jars of Clay

by Renee Dugan

The following article was written by Renee Dugan, full-time staff member at Spirit & Truth Fellowship, International Anyone who’s seen the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or any movie like it is familiar with the imagery of a giant treasure chest full of gold. While the historical accuracy of that design may be a bit […]