DITW – The Plan versus the Prayer – July 16, 2018

Written on July 16, 2018 – 11:00 am | by dave |

Many of my thoughts as an adult are guided towards what plans I have made and what plans I need to make. As silly as it sounds, I have become the product of time rather than time being determined by me. I look at all the theoretical roads that lie before me and try my […]

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DITW – Being a Christian is Not Easy – July 10, 2018

Written on July 10, 2018 – 4:20 pm | by dave |

I wish that every day of my life I had a great story about how being a Christian made my life so much easier or better but if that was the case, I would not truly absorb the magnitude of grace. Unfortunately, many of the churches out there preach some derivative of the “Prosperity Gospel” […]

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DITW – Keep the Path, Despite Opposition – June 28, 2018

Written on June 28, 2018 – 12:06 pm | by dave |

The more powerful we become as people, the higher up the social stratum we climb, the more we tend to forget what brought us to where we are. I have always strived to show my appreciation to the path that led me to where I am. I started as a pizza cutter/boxer for a pizza […]

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DITW – Friend of the King – June 22, 2018

Written on June 22, 2018 – 10:22 am | by dave |

I have often heard the phrase “mankind dislikes that which it does not understand” but I always thought of this as someone choosing to be scared of a technology or a cultural thing rather than understanding it. However, the more places I take my family with its special needs children and large size, I can […]

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DITW – Do What is Right – June 21, 2018

Written on June 21, 2018 – 11:29 am | by dave |

There is no doubt in my mind that those who follow Christianity are prone to look strange or do things that simply don’t make sense to others around them. In fact, some of the things that my family and I do, such as housing 7 children, are weird enough on their own, but it seems […]

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DITW – Holding Out on God – June 20, 2018

Written on June 20, 2018 – 9:44 am | by dave |

Last night, my wife and I┬ástarted attending a Tuesday night bible study at our new home church. It talked about community and how each of us is part of the body and have skills to use. This is certainly something that I have always felt compelled to do, use my skills to glorify God. However, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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