700 Heroes

What 700 ‘Spark of Lifers’ Have Taught Us   I once described a hero as one who can hit a ball a long way, as in a Major League baseball player. As we get older, often our heroes change. I know … [Read more...]

Ten Lessons We Have Learned from Losing a Child

My wife Connie and I work with Spark of Life, here are 10 life lessons have helped us grieve the loss of our precious son Matt. 1.  Our faith in God gave us hope and sustained us in the darkest … [Read more...]

Changed Lives can begin with Generosity

Spark of Life retreat #46 will take place this weekend in Jefferson County, Colorado. Eighteen courageous participants will gather at 9,000 feet overlooking the Rocky Mountains to gain some tools and … [Read more...]

Match Made! Thank You!

Thankfulness overflows today as we announce that our end-of-the-year matching  opportunity has been met. So thanks to each of you who had a part in this. Hundreds prayed for this, and 125 of you gave … [Read more...]

Spark of Life Honors David and Karla Stracener at Annual Gala

4th Little Rock Gala Huge Success   The 4th Spark of Life Little Rock Gala was held on October 30. Over 150 attended this annual event, held at the Warehouse on the campus of the Fellowship … [Read more...]

Spark of Life Gala

Announcing the 4th Annual Little Rock Spark of Life Gala “An Evening With Spark of Life – Denim and Diamonds” Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7-9 PM At the Warehouse – Fellowship Bible Church 1401 … [Read more...]

The ‘Sapping’ Power of Grief – And what to do About It

Bob’s wife of over 50 years died a few months ago. He misses her terribly, of course. Grief has taken its hold on him, and will not let him go. This man, once so energetic and active, is struggling … [Read more...]

This Town is Any Town

“This Town is Any Town” Newtown, CT   The words of the title above were spoken to me today, August 29, 2013. We have just completed a few days visiting an extraordinary city in Connecticut – … [Read more...]

Spark of Life Announces Year End Fund Raising Campaign

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $400,000 BY DECEMBER 31, 2013 ******************************************************** The EVERY GIFT COUNTS campaign is critical to help us reach our goal of … [Read more...]


Things I will never forget: I was in an elevator in Flint, Michigan about 20 years ago. When the door opened, a much older lady (at least 80) came inside to share this experience with me. We were … [Read more...]