Dave’s Monday Blast – February 19, 2018

I read just last week that Evangelist Luis Palau has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Palau is the Billy Graham of South America. A gracious, humble guy with a terrific sense of humor and an infectious passion for Jesus, Palau has spoken to thirty million people in seventy-five countries across his ministry. He […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – February 12, 2018

Over the last few weeks we have been unpacking the powerful truths found in Psalm 103 where we learn of God’s promises to us. We consider these to be “benefits” from God for His children. We have discovered that He forgives us, heals us, redeems us and loves us. But David offers us one more […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – February 5, 2018

So far, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and as found in Psalm 103,  David informs us that God forgives us, heals us, and redeems us. All of this is possible because of His fourth benefit/promise: 4. Our Lord “crowns you with Steadfast Love and Mercy” (v. 4b). “Steadfast love” translates hesed. Pastor Jim Denison  comments, “‘hesed’ is one the great […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – January 29, 2018

We are discovering from Psalm 103 that our relationship with God affords us some specific daily benefits/promises that He has resolved to keep. These blessings are priceless and David reminds us to be INTENTIONAL about remembering them daily! The first two benefits in review from the last two weeks: 1. God forgives us all our […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – January 22, 2018

Recently we have been unpacking Psalm 103 where the Lord promises specific benefits to those who claim Him as their Lord. These benefits or promises are what our Lord is resolved to do for His children. From last week: Benefit #1: God forgives all our iniquity (v. 3a); our sins are removed and forgotten. He […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – January 15, 2018

We were chatting last week about the concept of making resolutions and recognizing that the research demonstrates that less than 10 % of New Years Resolutions are actually “kept”! INTENTIONAL men understand the value of being resolved to become more like Christ, but we too consistently fall short of our intentions. A different way to look at […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – January 8, 2018

Two New Year’s resolutions I’ve seen that I love:  “I must work on my self-esteem, but I don’t think I can do it.” “I must be more assertive if that’s okay with you guys? Even though most folks in many cultures around the world make resolutions at the beginning of a New Year, we are […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! The Life and Legacy of King Josiah is worthy of our attention as we enter into another new year. The Bible describes this unlikely king with the highest praise: “Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – December 18, 2017

As we draw ever nearer to another Christmas, our Lord wants us to value people more than possessions, and Jesus most of all. In The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis we read that the most beautiful possessions and places in life point beyond themselves to a “Reality that our souls long to embrace. They are therefore […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – December 11, 2017

Leather trash bags are now available, just in time for the holidays. A Spanish luxury brand is selling them in small to large sizes ranging from $248 to $422. You can purchase a bejeweled dog collar for $3.2 million, sunglasses for $383.609, high heels for $218,407, a shaving razor for $100,000 and gold shoelaces for […]