DITW – The Purpose of Trials – May 2, 2018

Written on May 2, 2018 – 10:25 am | by dave |

I have probably made you all crazy with my somewhat sad posts as of late and I’m sorry. I’m not trying to depress you, I’m just sharing what is in my heart. If it ever becomes too much, just skip my posts for a bit. 🙂 However, today I hope to bring some positive words […]


DITW – What’s Really Important? – April 27

Written on April 27, 2018 – 10:22 am | by dave |

When I look around this new city I am in, I see a great amount of wealth and materialism. Half the houses in this area look like mini-mansions. As I drive my daughter to school in my beat up Honda Pilot, I am in line behind Range Rovers and Lexus SUVs. When I look at […]


DITW – Sacrifices – April 26

Written on April 26, 2018 – 11:16 am | by dave |

Exactly one month ago today (almost to the hour), I packed up my truck and a UHaul Trailer, loaded Maddie and Adrian, and headed north to Kansas City. I cried as I drove away from my home, knowing that everything would be different. I mourned having to be separated from my wife and half of […]


Daily In the Word – March 9 – Forgetting God

Written on March 9, 2018 – 11:44 am | by dave |

Today’s reading struck a very serious chord with me that I will explain later. But suffice to say, that it is easy to grow comfortable in life. When we are successful and we have a nice house, nice cars, all the things we want, we think how great we’re doing. It’s easy to see the […]


Daily in the Word – March 8 – The Power We Hold

Written on March 9, 2018 – 11:18 am | by dave |

A common theme in the modern entertainment industry is that of power versus powerless. You see millions of superheroes who start out as normal (often rather undesirable) people. Something crazy, magical, mythical, or tragic happens and then they get powers. Sometimes you see the villains in these shows rise up and use the power for […]


Daily In The Word – March 7 – Why Servant Leadership isn’t new.

Written on March 7, 2018 – 12:14 pm | by dave |

I hear stories all the time about what makes someone a good leader and almost all of the stories tell you that it is someone who goes out of their way to help their team. While this is certainly a good sentiment, I wonder why every time someone says this is a good leadership trait […]


Daily In the Word – March. 6 – Take Care of Your Land

Written on March 6, 2018 – 1:05 pm | by dave |

Here are some thoughts from today’s reading. Everyone who has read any biblical text likely remembers being told about how one’s body is a temple and we must protect our body. Just about a year ago, I realized that much like the temple in Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah, my temple was not being […]


Daily in the Word – March 5 – The Power to Be Weird

Written on March 5, 2018 – 1:01 pm | by dave |

I have not posted my readings in a while because I got far behind for many reasons. However, I am starting back to my schedule today. When we go through life, especially as Christians, we are going to face incredible odds at times. A Christian often does things that seem crazy, weird, or just plain […]


Daily In The Word – Feb. 19 – The Reward Is Worth The Wait

Written on February 19, 2018 – 3:30 pm | by dave |

I have spoken many times about how much we hate to wait and how I (as Paul says) am ‘the worst of these’. We are so used to instant gratification in modern society that the very concept of not seeing instantaneous results bothers us to no end. But why? Everyone has their own reasons but […]


Daily In the Word – Feb. 18 – Listen

Written on February 19, 2018 – 3:01 pm | by dave |

Catching up on the second lesson I missed this week. My verse selection was difficult this time because there were a few scriptures that resonated with me. I almost picked a different one but ultimately stuck with what I have. But before I explain what that is, I must give you the preface. There is […]