Author Archives: dave

A Road Called Dead End

Have you ever found yourself on a road that is going nowhere? Maybe you got there because you turned onto that road thinking that is went to where you wanted to go. You might have missed an exit, gotten off on the wrong exit, or ignored the road signs pointing you in the right direction. Do you ever fail to […]

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Timing Is Everything

Timing is everything. You are an understudy in your school’s musical. Suddenly, days before the opening night, the lead actor comes down with laryngitis, and you step in and “steal the show.” Years later, you look back on that “perfect timing” moment as the launching pad for a career in theater that has taken you places you never imagined going […]

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Twistedness of Life’s Rhythms

Recently I took out my iPod as I got ready to workout. The earbuds were all tangled up, but I’m pretty sure I had wrapped them nice and neatly around the portable media player just a few days before that. Somehow the little cable got all twisted up in its case. That extension cord hanging in the garage, why does […]

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When You Plant Calla Lily Seedlings

When you plant calla lily seedlings you do not expect see tulips bloom. Did you know that the word “calla” comes from the Greek word for beautiful? Did you also know, that despite its name, the calla lily is not a lily; instead it belongs to the Araceae family of flowering plants, to which the philodrendron and elephant ear flowers […]

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Your Life Story is Beautiful, In Its Time!

We are a microwave society, wanting everything right now. Waiting is not an option for most people. We want it and we want it now. But most things take time to develop. Newly planted flowers do not bloom overnight. A birthday cake takes about 45 minutes to cook in a 350 degree oven. You likely do not judge the beauty […]

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The Puzzle Seems To Be Missing Pieces

Close your eyes for a minute and picture this. God has been tugging at your heart for some time. You sense Him calling you in some new direction, a new job, a new city, a new relationship, maybe even into ministry. You pray about it, mull it over, seek wise counsel, pray about it some more, weigh all the pros […]

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Do You Want Super Sweet Strawberries?

There was once a man who wanted to grow strawberry plants in his backyard garden. After he put the small plants in the ground, he prayed, “God my plants need rain to begin their growth. Please let it rain.” The next morning a gentle rain shower provided water for the plants. He then prayed, “Okay God, now my plants need […]

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Who Are You Worshipping?

Do you have a role model; someone you respect, someone you aspire to be like? Is this person someone you that you interact with on a regular basis, or is it someone you’ve never met? We all have role models, and role models all have one thing in common. At some point, those people will let us down, they will […]

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Easter Participate with Jesus

We have had a busy week hanging out with Jesus, but it didn’t end as we had hoped. He hung on a cross and bled to death. Your room at the Shalom Downtown Hilton has been nice, but you wake up this morning ready to go home. You pack your bags and get dressed, log on to the airline’s website […]

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Holy Saturday Participate with Jesus

All this week we are “participating in” the life of Jesus, walking with Him, picturing ourselves not just in the crowd, watching from afar, but rather, up close and personal. Different faith traditions call today by a variety of names, most commonly Holy Saturday, Black Saturday, or The Great Sabbath. We know from the gospel accounts of Jesus’s death that […]

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