Author Archives: dave

Don’t Stand in the Rain

With the new year only a few days away, many of you will be going to New Year’s Eve parties. And at every party there is one person like this… someone who knows that the mathematical constant Pi is a circle’s circumference divided by its diameter or who can solve Rubik’s Cube in less than thirty seconds. They seem to […]

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We Live in a Chameleon World

Do you ever feel like a chameleon, always having to change colors to adapt to your surroundings? Did you know that the primary reason chameleons change colors is not for camouflage? They do not need to hide from most predators since they can run up to 21 miles per hour, which helps them avoid most dangers. The primary reasons chameleons […]

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Have a Joyous and Merry Christmas!

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and we will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince […]

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Wave After Wave After Wave

Whether it is low tide or high tide, whether there is a rip current or very little current, and whether the ocean water is very cold from the Labrador Current coming out of the Arctic Ocean or very warm from the Gulf Stream originating at the tip of Florida, one thing about the ocean is constant – while the water […]

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Shortcuts Just Do Not Work

  Think back to your childhood. You and a friend were walking home from getting an ice cream cone and it seemed like a long walk, so you decided to take a shortcut through the neighbor’s back yard. What sounded like a good idea turned out to not be so good when their big dog chased after you. If you […]

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What’s on Your Wish List?

This is the season when most people make lists of gifts they would like to receive. As a child, I gave my parents an extensive Christmas wish list that often included catalog page numbers, just so it was very clear exactly what I wanted. Have you watched a kid sitting on Santa’s lap? They are usually very specific when asked […]

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The Security Camera Sees You!

Have you ever felt as if you were being watched, and it caused you to act or talk in a certain way? A number of years ago an office that I managed had a recurring problem with items disappearing. This went on for a number of weeks and no culprit was found, so I had security cameras installed, and almost […]

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Was Jesus Really Born in a Barn?

(This post was originally written on December 16, 2003.) We can all describe the classic nativity scene. A baby laying in a manger wrapped in a blanket in a barn surrounded by his parents and animals and shepherds. The barn is dark and dingy, the floor covered with straw and mud. That is a good image but I don’t think […]

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Go Back For Seconds

If you’ve ever watched Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network you know how each episode begins… “Hey everybody, I’m Guy Fieri and we are rolling out looking for America’s greatest diners, drive-ins and dives.” And if you are familiar with that show, you also know that it begins with Fieri in his red ’67 Camaro convertible as he […]

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A Change Of Plans

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 from a friend or family member, pray about it […]

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