Letter From The Publisher
Back-to-school blessings to you all! What an exciting time of year it is as we usher out summer and phase into fall. You’ll find this issue filled with ideas for your students, from extracurricular activities to Bible trivia to school project ideas. Be sure and check out our Christian business advertisers, who offer back-to-school medical and dental care, clothing and school choice options for every age.
Did you know the “C” in YMCA stands for Christian? Check out the article on our local YMCA, which offers an array of programs geared toward the Christian community.
What a joy it is to feature Danielle Bradbery, The Voice winner with roots in Cypress. This 16-year-old has experienced a whirlwind of acclaim and returned home to a celebration at the Community of Faith Church. Dan Patrick and the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of commerce honored her, as did local fans. Enjoy the article! We also had fun interviewing Damon Rexroad of FORE!, a golf comedy series that brings to mind “Seinfeld on a golf course!” It’s our first interview with a minister who is also a professional actor.
This issue also brings you pastor, student and business profiles, along with an interview with the wonderful Dr. Lin, who has been honored as Physician of the Year in 2013 by Memorial Hermann Katy. She is truly a Christian practitioner.
We are also excited to welcome Melanie Saxton as our editor. Melanie has written for our magazine for years, and you’ve likely seen her work in many local publications. She is also a book editor and certified English teacher, and is at the helm locating interesting community stories, including Christian entertainment, artists and authors. Do you have a compelling story to share? If so, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
One note: We failed to credit the wonderful Debi Beauregard for her photography of American Idol winner Scotty McCreery in our recent issue. Thank you, Debi, and forgive us for the oversight.
Well, it’s on to another school year. We wish the best to all our students as they endeavor to learn and grow. Please pray that our children remain a light in the darkness and are bold ambassadors for Christ. It’s not easy in this day and age, and we hope our magazine in some small way encourages them and their families along their journey.