DITW – Boldness Overcomes Foolishness – June 18, 2018

Written on June 18, 2018 – 11:21 am | by dave |

In my career, I have found many folks that seem very bold and powerful in a group of their peers. They seem responsible and powerful and their comrades trust their words. However, as time goes by, if they are cross-examined by people with knowledge in their careers, it’s easy to see them shut down in […]


DITW – Power from Above – 6/17/18

Written on June 18, 2018 – 9:57 am | by dave |

On Father’s Day, it is a day that brings mixed thoughts to people. For some, they have memories of an angry or distant father who could barely support the family. Some remember a father that could support their family but destroyed them mentally (and sometimes physically or emotionally). The stories about fathers who are good […]


DITW – Praying Without Expecting – June 15, 2018

Written on June 15, 2018 – 3:16 pm | by dave |

I have talked about the power of prayer many times among my friends, small groups, children, etc. Yet, I still get frustrated when I don’t see things going my way, even though I don’t always pray over things like I should. It’s this bizarre dichotomy of knowing the awesome things that can happen with answered […]


DITW – Dealing with Criticism – June 13, 2018

Written on June 13, 2018 – 11:29 am | by dave |

If I were to be honest, one of my biggest challenges when I was a young man was my inability to accept criticism, even if it was constructive. As I have grown older, I would like to think that I am doing better at this, though I don’t know if my friends or family would […]


DITW – We’re All Doubting Thomases Sometimes – June 12, 2018

Written on June 12, 2018 – 3:30 pm | by dave |

When life is going well, it’s easy for us to be happy and adjusted. However, when a true trouble comes our way, we tend to lose our nerve or break down quicker. I am not immune to this and would never claim to be. Yet, as a Christian, we must learn to trust that which […]


DITW – Being Cruel will Never Be Kind – June 11, 2018

Written on June 11, 2018 – 11:07 am | by dave |

Been a while, of course, since I posted some of my reading thoughts. I am working on being more disciplined. In fact, it is part of the reason that I am choosing to post this particular reading, because it makes me quite vulnerable. The truth is, I am not the best father some days. I […]


DITW – Fighting Alone – June 4, 2018

Written on June 4, 2018 – 12:41 pm | by dave |

It’s been some time since I posted about my readings, I’m trying to keep up with them but life happens. I just recently posted about how I am starting to see the blessings in my KC life since things are starting to settle down and the family is all together now. However, there was a […]


DITW – Light and Wisdom Among Darkness – May 9, 2018

Written on May 9, 2018 – 12:31 pm | by dave |

With much joy and simple satisfaction, I got to watch my daugther perform with her school choir, her first show as a full teenager. Her awesome nanny helped her get her hair super straight and it was amazing to see how grown up she looked. As I watched her and saw her joy in the singing […]


DITW – Lest We Forget – May 7, 2018

Written on May 7, 2018 – 12:04 pm | by dave |

Today brought a great positive in the midst of fear and worry. My wife and I are set to close on the sale of our house in Noble this week. Because our house appraised lower than we thought, we ended up having to bring over $2200 to closing out of our own pocket. Despite our attempts […]


DITW – Trust In You – May 3, 2018

Written on May 3, 2018 – 1:15 pm | by dave |

For today’s reading, I ended up picking a verse that I have heard many times and honestly couldn’t remember where it originated. I do remember my friend and ESL manager Richard Collins would add it to every prayer I ever heard him say. In the middle of seeing a tornado outbreak, watching my children growing up even […]