Destin

By Sean Dietrich It’s night and I am on a beach in Destin, Florida. I am sitting on the shore, watching the mighty Gulf of Mexico. It never stops moving. Never. A few hours ago, I was in a beach bar having dinner with an old friend. He looked good. He’s...
By Local Pastor Dave Holland The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 1:7 As Destin Life celebrates its first anniversary, let’s take a moment to reflect on the kind of foundation that produces greatness – whether it be in a newspaper or in life. Great people are not so different...

American

By Sean Dietrich I'm looking at an old man standing by a casket. He is tall—so tall, in fact, he leans forward at the neck. He wears a side cap, trimmed in gold. He uses a cane. The preacher says words over the mahogany box—which has an American flag draped over...
Pastor's Ponderings By Local Pastor Dave Holland Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:34, 36 This month as we celebrate Independence Day, we revel in the belief that men and...

Daddies

By Sean Dietrich The boy holds his fish as high as he can. His father hugs him and kisses his hair. They make a fine picture together. I’m watching a father and son fish in a state park. They stand shoulder-to-shoulder. After a few minutes, the boy’s rod starts to bend. He screams,...
By Michael Janetis Father’s Day evokes such a wide span of emotions across the board. For some it brings joyful memories of a man who was a reflection of God’s love, provision and protection in our homes. While for others, it’s a reminder of broken promises, disappointments, abandonment, unresolved pain...

Daddy’s Girl

By Lauren Catanese I’m not one for labels. But this one I’m sure to keep. Being my daddy’s girl has changed the world for me. I used to think he read a manual or was just born with all to know. Now that I am older, I’m even more grateful...
By Retired Pastor Dave Holland When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch." Luke 5:1-11 Ever had a hard day at work and all you can think of is getting home? You finally walk through the door...

Mother

By Sean Dietrich You’ve met her before. You know her—sort of. You just haven’t had a chance to talk to her yet. Most people don’t get that chance. That’s because she’s a behind-the-scenes woman. She’s hardworking. She’s busy. Most days, she’s at the elementary school, cleaning. She even works Saturdays. She is...
By Lauren Catanese The enjoyment of life doesn’t come from anywhere else except from ourselves. We allow ourselves to feel or not to feel what we do. This is a moment in your life. What is real is what you are currently feeling. Nothing that happens in the future nor...

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