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 […]


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 […]