When the Dust Settles: Living in the Wake of Depression

It’s a quiet morning. A couple weeks have gone by since a friend passed away from suicide. I sit alone with a cup of coffee. Life has inescapably moved forward. The dust of that crazy, moment has somewhat settled. And that, in and of itself, can create a problem, especially for those who deal withContinue reading “When the Dust Settles: Living in the Wake of Depression”

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”

Meditative Moments Day 5 – Psalms 23 #TheGoodBook

I thought I’d meditate through Psalms 23 with all of you this week. This week at Kfirst, we are focusing on a meditative approach to the scriptures. “Meditation” is, perhaps, the most underused and misunderstood approach to the bible. Often, “meditation” is associated with eastern religions or New Age “disconnecting.” Scriptural meditation is not aboutContinue reading “Meditative Moments Day 5 – Psalms 23 #TheGoodBook”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Missing Piece to Peace” #TrueNorth

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. I’m not sure if you knew this, but a magneticContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Missing Piece to Peace” #TrueNorth”

Character in Real-Time

“Then their good character will shine through their actions, adding luster to the teaching of our Savior God” Titus 2 (MSG) One of my favorite shows of all time was the show “24.” Outside of a great lead character and the crazy storylines was the one aspect each episode offered that no other show was offering:Continue reading “Character in Real-Time”

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”

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”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Hope For The Broken-hearted” with Jarrid Wilson

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 continued our seriesContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Hope For The Broken-hearted” with Jarrid Wilson”

Light into the Darkness: Journaling Through a Depressed Heart

Sitting early this morning in the coffee shop, I had just finished reading John 15:26-27. I sat in stillness at the word Jesus used to describe the Holy Spirit jumped off the page. The Advocate, or Comforter. In scripture, the Psalmist calls this “selah” (stop, pause, think). And in the midst of meditating on the words of myContinue reading “Light into the Darkness: Journaling Through a Depressed Heart”

Reflections from a Depressed Pastor: 2 Thoughts about Depression

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 write as one who is specialized in the medical or psychological field, but as one who fights a personal battle while refusing to let others stand aloneContinue reading “Reflections from a Depressed Pastor: 2 Thoughts about Depression”