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”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “I’ll Know It When I See It” #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: “I’ll Know It When I See It” #OffScript”

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”

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”

What is Romance? 5 Ways to Make Sure You Are Actually Romantic

In premarital counseling, I really enjoy asking questions. Jesus seemed to be great at it and, I feel, was an effective tool in helping people learn about the Kingdom. So I find myself asking a wide-range of questions, not so that I can give an answer, but to give a couple an opportunity to thinkContinue reading “What is Romance? 5 Ways to Make Sure You Are Actually Romantic”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #MYCHURCH week 1 “Everyone is Significant”

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. January is about “newness.” Whether we are talking about aContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: #MYCHURCH week 1 “Everyone is Significant””

Pastor to Pastor: 10 Ways I Keep My Passion to Pastor

From the get-go: If you are a pastor struggling with your passion, then I am writing this to encourage you. I love being a pastor. And, more specifically, I love pastoring Kfirst. I don’t just say that flippantly. I’m not just speaking by faith some word into existence hoping my feelings catch up to it. Nor amContinue reading “Pastor to Pastor: 10 Ways I Keep My Passion to Pastor”

“Just like the picture”: 4 Approaches to Developing the Uniqueness of Your Marriage

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14 As a pastor, I tend to visit the same places in my city. Admittingly, I’m a creature of habit but this goes deeper than that. I visit the same coffeehouse every day. I go to the same chicken placeContinue reading ““Just like the picture”: 4 Approaches to Developing the Uniqueness of Your Marriage”

Beyond Words: 6 Ways to Express “I Love You” Without Words

Once in awhile, I feel the need to write a disclaimer for a blog. This is one of those blogs. DISCLAIMER: I believe in talking to each other. Communication is the oil of the engine of marriage. As it flows so does everything else. I DO NOT want you to stop talking to each other.Continue reading “Beyond Words: 6 Ways to Express “I Love You” Without Words”

Our Kfirst Values: Everyone is Significant

Here at Kfirst, our mission is our passion:  We make it simple for people to find and follow Jesus. Simple doesn’t mean easy. With so much competing for our attention, it’s difficult to develop a life-giving relationship with Jesus and follow Him. Our mission is to make it simple, so that people who feel farContinue reading “Our Kfirst Values: Everyone is Significant”