Evening Post

Good afternoon everyone,

Well, it sure was a Monday…this post might be a little negative so if your looking for some inspiration on this post, I’m sorry. This is going to be more of a “I need to vent” post. I really really tried to be positive today, but just too much happened and part of the reason I created this blog was to show that you can be a believer and still have a bad day. So, here goes…

So I guess I will start with the really bad news..a dear family member went in for Gall Bladder surgery and found out she has Stage 4 cancer in her kidney, gall bladder, and bladder. We found out the news even before she woke up and I can only pray that God will give her the comfort she will need when she hears this news. In this age of technology, of course we hear this be texting. Now don’t get me wrong, I text all the time, but there are some things that simply should be told face to face. Anyway, I would ask for all your prayers as we know that we serve a mighty God that can heal, but I don’t know how much fight she has. She just went through Open Heart Surgery only a few months ago so yeah, I just don’t know…

Then I guess what really pisses me off is right after that I see people posting complaints about stuff that quite frankly pales in comparison. I mean, is your life ending? If its not, just shut up. That is where I am today….(I told you). We moan and complain about all these things that really at the end of the day mean NOTHING. But, we are a generation of complainers and we have the perfect forums to do it through FB, Twitter, etc. I get so tired of it really; I know people are suffering out there, but are you REALLY suffering? If you didn’t just have Open Heart Surgery and get diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer, chances are your day was better than hers. Chances are your “problems” are just minor distractions that require no effort whatsoever. I’m really not trying to be insensitive but come on folks. It’s really not that bad…

Then I feel so bad for my bride, who top of a bad back, living with her parents, and serious other family issues on the other side of the state is getting to the point where she is numb. I am trying to let her know I’m there for her but man its difficult not to slide down that path as well. It seems at times our family is cursed; cursed with the seemingly never ending catastrophic event one after another. (But by all means, you couldn’t get that phone you wanted, your life is so much worse….)

Well, I warned you. Normally I like to make posts that are positive and encouraging. Today, however, I needed to vent. Venting that I do best through my typing. I hope you understand or heck maybe even can relate. Thank you for any prayers you can provide for all. 

Peace and Love,

David

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Happy Monday!

Good morning and Happy Monday! Happy because I have breath in my lungs and I am able to get in my car and earn a living. One day, hopefully, I hope to earn that living through my writing but for now its off to the job I have….

I don’t have very much time this morning but wanted to leave a quick post for those that follow this blog. Despite all the evil and nonsense going on in the world right now, there is so much to be happy about. In this tech world we live in, the Enemy would have you think all is lost. The thing is that the media, social and otherwise, only focus on the negative. There is still a lot of good going on if you just sift through the nonsense. Our Enemy wants us defeated but God has given us a way to live a life of meaning and victory, through His Son Jesus. Not just saying some words but truly living for Him.

Folks, try and focus on the positive today. In the days and weeks to come, I hope to share with you some more examples of this; in the meantime, have a great Monday and I would love to hear from you.
Love and Peace,

David

Random Thought of the Night

Good evening friends. Just a quick thought of the night before starting the new week. I have been thinking a lot about the state of the Church as we know it today. My thought for the night is this; Jesus tells us to not love the world or anything in it, so, if we are “doing church” the same way the world does entertainment is it still church?

Would love to hear your thoughts,

Peace and Love, 

David

I’m Back!

Good morning and I am back! So here goes!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! This has been a long time coming and I want to thank my son Josh for being the tech support here to set all of this up. I used to just post on Facebook but quite honestly there are some things I would like to express that might just get me in trouble there; so with my passion for writing and to help others here I am! You might be thinking, “why is this blog different than all the others”? Well, I’m glad you asked! For so long I have felt something is wrong with the Church and with religion in general. I asked Jesus into my heart back in 1989 and for a long time I played the religious dogma game. Read my Bible, go to church on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s, serve in any way possible, don’t cuss, blah blah blah. Now don’t get me wrong, those are all great things to strive for, but what if all that serving is really going against what Christ Himself called us to do? What if instead of a haven for the lost, we have created just another Idol for us to serve? What if the very reason Christ formed the Church died years ago and now we are really serving and following the Enemy of our souls.

If you are still here, great! You have taken the first step in removing that veil, I veil that I believe has been set on purpose. On purpose to deceive, destroy, and distort God’s purpose for us and His Church. I have so much more to share with you all, along with some daily insights so I am glad you are here and I look forward to interacting with you all very soon.

Peace and Love,
David

Time Just Keeps On Ticking- July 1, 2014

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Does the above picture look familiar?? It seems like we are always racing against time, right? Well, someday we won’t have to worry about time because one way or another we will be stepping into eternity; a place where time knows no limits or has no watch or clock to keep track of it. For now, however, we are bound by time and we are all trying to figure out how to manage it. As some of you may know, I gave up Facebook for good yesterday and I have to say, I found more time. No checking my status updates every 15 minutes, no checking my news feed too see what stupidity had to say next, heck even no more Candy Crush. What I did have, however, was more time to think, pray, and listen for that small, still voice. What can you cut out today to give you back the time that should be spent on stuff that matters? Let me know!

In Christ,

David

I Did It!- June 30th, 2012

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Good morning everyone and welcome to the last day of June. Boy is this year going by quick is it not? Well, for those that are following this blog, thank you! It truly blows my mind that anyone would care what I have to say. It will always be something that God has revealed to me or something that I have learned; today is no exception so here goes. 🙂

Since as far back as I can remember, I have ben a part of Facebook, Twitter, and  all the social media outlets that one could desire. Well yesterday God showed me just how foolish I have been. Now I am not saying that if you have a Facebook account you are Satan and will be thrown into the pit of hell, what I am saying is that for me the time had come that I was spending way too much time on it. See it’s not just the posting, but the notifications through your phone and the constant updates that it requires. I even had a ministry page on there but the same thing happened; I was so concerned about seeing what was going on that I was simply wasting too much time on something that I feel is just another distraction between us and God. 

One of my boys asked me once why God doesn’t speak to us like He did in the OT days; I said, “Well son, He does, we just can’t hear Him anymore”. Between our computers, tablets, cell phones, and video games, God can’t get a word in to us that we can hear. Maybe you all can do it, but I simply can’t anymore so I deleted my Facebook account, got rid of Twitter, and now will reside online only within the confines of this blog. Thank you for being a part of it and may God be glorified by all we do!

In Christ,

David 

The Car- 6/24/14

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Good morning! Yesterday God showed me something that I wanted to share with you all. About 3:30 in the afternoon or so, I looked out of my office window as the afternoon storms were about to rush into the area. You could see the darkening clouds and the wind shift direction, so you knew that a good one was on the way. As I looked upon the rushing clouds, I also noticed people running out to their cars to put up their windows or their convertible tops in preparation for the rain. All that entered my Spirit was how small we really are; how at the drop of a hat our entire day can be changed by an event that our Creator uses to keep life going on this planet. The other thing God showed me was how this is an example of how we need to prepare for something much more eventful than an afternoon rain.

See my friends, God has given us our freedom for now, but the storm clouds are just on the horizon; there is a day coming where your choice to live for Him will be over and He will give you what you desire. He will either give you an eternity filled with love, beauty and eternal happiness, or a eternity without Him filled with suffering and the realization that you are forever alone. Yesterday, some of my co-workers prepared for the rain by running to their cars; I ask you this morning, how are you preparing for the storm of all storms? The return of our King! It’s not about religion and its different customs, its not even about how many times you went to church or how many “spiritual posts” you put on Facebook. Instead, its about a real relationship with the One that gave His only Son Jesus so you could be absolved of your past, present, and future sin and give you an eternal life…a true life. What this day will be your desire? How will prepare for the storm?

In Christ,

David