In the Shadow of a Giant #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

For forty days, every morning and evening, the Philistine champion strutted in front of the Israelite army…As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright… 1 Samuel 17:16;24 It’s such a simple Sunday School story. Even most people who don’t go to church know of the story of DavidContinue reading “In the Shadow of a Giant #WorldSuicidePreventionDay”

Preaching From the Shadows: The journey begins

Preaching From the Shadows. Today, I’ve decided to break my blogging silence with the four words that I have been working on. These four words articulate a journey and a battle; a seemingly cyclical season I face, yet a place God continues to meet me. These four words are both the subject and substance fromContinue reading “Preaching From the Shadows: The journey begins”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Threshing Floor Miracles” #OffScript

A screenwriter can spend months, or even years, perfecting a script. However, sometimes, the most iconic lines uttered on the silver screen aren’t the result of a writer at the top of his or her game, but rather an actor offering up some creative ad-libbing. Some of the most iconic moments in movie history wereContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Threshing Floor Miracles” #OffScript”

Healing Begins with Forgiveness

“Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 Last Sunday at Kfirst was pretty awesome. If you missed it, click here for the Livestream from it. There’s something about seeing people, in humility, stand and admit, “I’m dealing with bitterness and/orContinue reading “Healing Begins with Forgiveness”

Mind the Gap – Depression Doesn’t Need Distance

I’ll start this off as I have my previous blogs on the subject: My name is David. And I’m a pastor who deals with bouts of depression. I don’t specialized in the medical or psychological field, but as one who fights a personal battle while refusing to let others stand alone in theirs. My depression isContinue reading “Mind the Gap – Depression Doesn’t Need Distance”

Don’t Hold it In

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 This is what I woke up to. This is what I needed. I rolled out of bed, Opened up my social media messages and saw oneContinue reading “Don’t Hold it In”

1 New Year; 3 Words – What will you be known for

1 new year; 3 words. Last week, I read an article about someone who visited the grave site of Michelangelo. Being someone who loves not only history but places and people of significant historical values, my eyes couldn’t help but soak in her experience at such a hallowed place.  Of all of the details of the site,Continue reading “1 New Year; 3 Words – What will you be known for”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Be A Proverb” #WisdomSeries #BeAProverb

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.           Sunday, we kicked off aContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Be A Proverb” #WisdomSeries #BeAProverb”

Marital Traffic: 3 Ways to Face Marital Challenges

Periodically, when I’m performing weddings, I’ll read an excerpt from a piece written by Robert Fulghum called, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. ” It’s a fun take of how we can approach life, especially in marriage. It says” Most of what I really need to know about how to liveContinue reading “Marital Traffic: 3 Ways to Face Marital Challenges”

Quality Beats Quantity: 2 Thoughts about Marital Communication

You may know what you are talking about but does your spouse know what you are talking about? It’s a pretty sobering question if you really ponder on it. All too often, I take for granted, because of our 20 years of marriage, that Anne is just going to get what I’m saying. Not necessarilyContinue reading “Quality Beats Quantity: 2 Thoughts about Marital Communication”