By Victoria Ostrosky Some of us have a word of the year – mine is ‘moderation’; but, this year I also have a phrase of the year that grabbed me recently on the Road to Redemption podcast, an interview with Dr. Mike. Here it is: The more you listen to...
By Pastor David Holland Hell stunk of sulfur that day. The essence of rotting eggs wafted through the dark air of Hades as demons and all manner of horrific creatures poked and prodded the new arrival. Fresh meat to taunt gave them a sick pleasure. Laughing and kicking the corpse...
By Sean Dietrich A few years ago, I attended my first Catholic mass in a busy church outside Birmingham. It was Easter Sunday. I sat in the nosebleed section. People greeted me with the words, “He’s risen.” And because I was not raised under a rock, I answered with: “He’s risen indeed.” I...
Destiny Worship Center Destin Campus Friday, April 15 Good Friday Service 6pm Saturday, April 16 Eggstravaganza Community Egg Hunt 3pm, Easter Service 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17 Easter Services: 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am DestinyWorshipCenter.com Destin United Methodist Church Friday, April 15 Good Friday Service | 6pm | Destin Life Center Sunday, April 17 Easter Sunrise Service | 6am...
By Rev. Gueary Clendenning Spring is here! The grass, dormant for several months, has turned from brown to a beautiful carpet green. Wilted plants and flowers are coming alive again, and the cold winter wind has been replaced with a warm gentle breeze. Yes, Spring is here! Last year, in early...
By Pastor David Holland The scene is a setup. As Jesus approached Jerusalem, the power-center of Israel, He stops to rest for the Sabbath. The Pharisees have hatched a plot to catch Jesus violating the law of the Sabbath so they can condemn Him in the court of the Sanhedrin. A...
By Sean Dietrich The two girls knocked on my door. They wore Kelly green berets and green vests. I greeted them. The two Girl Scouts went through their spiel. “We’re selling cookies, sir,” they began. “Do you have any identification?” said I. They exchanged looks. “Wait, what?” “Well,” I said amiably, “how do I...
By Myrna Conrad February is the month that we celebrate Valentine’s Day – a day where we purchase a special gift or card to express our love for someone. Even though the day will be celebrated on February 14 by many people, the world seems to still be filled with...
By Pastor David Holland Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them. ~ Matthew 19:13 Jessica came screaming and bawling into this world and irrevocably altered my life the moment she was born. The responsibility of this fragile human being weighed on me. I was...

Sean of the South: Love

By Sean Dietrich We were newlyweds, living in a grungy apartment. Each morning, I would wake before her. I would pass my morning hours writing poetry on a yellow legal pad, sipping coffee. Mostly, I’d write the kinds of god-awful things you’d expect newlyweds to write. I’m talking painfully corny stuff. I’d...

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