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David Shot First

David Shot First

Imagine a mere youth walking onto the battlefield alone while scores of experienced and outfitted soldiers waited behind to see the outcome. For forty days morning and evening, Goliath, the champion of the Philistines, stood in the space between the armies of Israel and Philistia taunting his opponents. Goliath pleaded for a man who would […]

The Influence of a Godly Woman

The Influence of a Godly Woman

On May 16th Shawn and I will celebrate our thirty-sixth anniversary. In that time God has reminded me repeatedly to appreciate her wisdom, talents, strengths and abilities. Her influence is positive and purposeful. My approach to our marriage must reflect a spiritual awareness that I view her presence and the blessings she brings to the […]

Escaping the Cave of Discouragement

Escaping the Cave of Discouragement

Life is not always shimmering rainbows and sparkling bubbles. Circumstances can squeeze us under extreme pressure until we are certain no hope remains. Take away hope and depression builds on the foundation of our discouragement. The resulting emotional structure blots out love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and even self-control. David happily minded […]