Monthly Archives: February 2012

Finding the Song Within

DUNCANVILLE, TX — An unknown person once said music is what feelings sound like. If this is indeed true, then the symphony of love and dedication that flow from the heart of Jarrod Johnston should definitely not be missed. Jarrod, who was born in Houston but reared in the Metroplex, is the worship pastor […]

Looking Beyond the Ball

RED OAK, TX —  Just keeping her eye on the ball isn’t enough for Samantha Gilmore. This focused high school senior looks at the big picture. She is a star athlete in golf and softball, as well as maintaining an academic record that put her in the top 10 percent of her class at Red […]

Man on a Mission

MIDLOTHIAN, TX —  Going back to the late 19th century in America, the education profession has been dominated by females. Through decades where women were often unable to work outside the home, teaching has long been considered the job for a lady. Even in recent years, people generally assume male teachers are coaches outside of […]

Faith in Action

MANSFIELD, TX — Jolyn Schwartz had served in the United States Air Force and had been as far away as Portugal. She started attending church overseas (where she also met her husband), beginning a chapter in her life that is still ongoing today. She found herself hungering for something different and new. And in […]

Twelve Steps to Freedom

ENNIS, TX —  An Ennis church is reaching beyond its own congregation by instituting a 12-step program for men and women facing drug and alcohol addiction, physical and emotional abuse, codependency and a range of relationship crises. The Way, Truth and Life Church, pastored by Jasper and Linda Hughes, has introduced the famous Celebrate Recovery ministry […]

Still Going Strong

CORSICANA, TX — When Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she did it with the dream of creating something that would, in her own words, “bring girls out of their sheltered home environments to serve their communities and develop self-reliance and resourcefulness.” Little […]

Changing Lives

BURLESON, TX — Terra Peters joined Girl Scouts of the USA in 1984, shortly after she entered the first grade at Nola Dunn Elementary School. “I was painfully shy,” she said. “I didn’t make friends easily and was uncomfortable around others. Girl Scouting changed my life. It taught me to have opinions, to express […]