• THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Open letter to President Obama

    Dear President Obama, When you were inaugurated in January 2009 I sent you a letter that hundreds of people co-signed with me.  Excerpts of that letter include the following: The peopl... READ MORE

  • Children’s clothing needed

    Destin-based Mission Love Seeds needs light weight children’s clothing to send to the more than 1,000 children it supports in 10 villages in the Philippines. With more villages added, plus the ... READ MORE

  • Covered in chocolat’

    Shirley Harwin and Libby Rountree serve up chocolate covered fruit from the chocolate fountain at the 12th Annual Chocolat’ Fare held Valentine's Day at the Destin United Methodist Church by the ... READ MORE

  • Faith News Feb. 21

    Winterfest Kim Cannon, New River, Jenna Parish and ONE perform in concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Destin Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church. Admission is free. Village Concert S... READ MORE

  • DWC Kenya helps children in Kenya

    Missy and Al Terry of DWC Kenya shared information and photos about the children and their schools. "I love these kids. They look so very smart in their uniforms. Tuesday was their first d... READ MORE

  • The Gathering donates grand piano to Path of Grace

    The Gathering in Sandestin, a non-denominational Christian worship service held every Sunday in Sandestin’s  Linkside Center, recently donated a grand piano to the local charity, Path of ... READ MORE

  • Local church sponsors food drop

    Calvary Emerald Coast Church and Breakout Ministry Community Outreach had a food drop at the Charlie Hill Terrace community in Fort Walton Beach on Saturday, Feb. 7. We at Calvary believe that ... READ MORE

  • WAYPOINTS: Salty Christians come in all shapes and sizes

    Two weeks ago I had the privilege of baptizing Louis Williams in the harbor behind Boshamps Restaurant while a group of his fellow fishermen watched, having promised the Lord that they would be ... READ MORE

  • WONDERFUL THINGS: David vs. Goliath; Christ vs. Moralism

    I played a trick on my congregation last Sunday. I didn’t use a joy-buzzer or a whoopee cushion; instead I presented a message based on I Samuel 17 and the story of David and Goliath — that came ... READ MORE

  • Mission Trip to India

    Billy Gray, minister at The Gathering in Sandestin, will travel to India soon with Billy Gray Ministries, which supports pastors and orphanages in foreign lands. “While there I will be preachin... READ MORE


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