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Sweet $ixteen Challenge!
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Sweet $ixteen Challenge!

August 27, 2014

When has $1 ever equaled $8? Better yet, when has $1 ever equaled $16? Your elementary math teacher would probably shake her head with a quick, “Never!” right about now, but today, $1 does equal $16!   Yes, you read that right. Thanks to the generosity of an incredible friend, when you give a gift today to the general fund, it will be matched—dollar-for-dollar—up...

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Reality of Life
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Reality of Life

August 24, 2014

A very dear friend of mine lost his Mother today after a battle with cancer. This hits very close to home for me as I lost my Dad at the age of 62 to this dreaded disease. No one can explain the pain of losing your parent ever, but especially so early in life. That being said, I do believe it is a lesson...

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Small Victory in Battle for Lives
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There was a small victory related to the ebola crisis when Dr. Kent Brantly was released from Emory Hospital.  We are all thrilled that the prayers and heroic work being done by the team in Atlanta were able to stabilize the situation and reverse the course of the disease.  The bad news is that the news is not good in relation to the people...

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Thriving In Chaos
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Thriving In Chaos

August 19, 2014

It seems that the chaos occurring in St. Louis continues to evolve and get even more out of control.  How sad is it that the actual incident has been lost in all of this and its now all about looting, protesting, etc.  Obviously there are people that have nothing to do with area trying to take advantage of the situation.  How do you deal...

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Riots, Anger, Despair = Losing Focus
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The fighting that is currently happening in the streets of St. Louis, MO is quite sad to watch.  Tragedy has occurred and yet more tragedy related to the tragedy continues many days later.  We have no idea exactly what happened, but it is so important to let the authorities follow the process in place to see that justice is done.  Riots, looting, etc. will...

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