Author Archives: David

Image

I start to sink in quicksand confusion Fully aware of the life vest I’m wearing The sand warms my bare feet with a haunting finality. Will this suffocate me like they really say? What if I embrace the slow descent … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Beauty of God

A friend said recently that we tend to look to far for God, or that we try and find him in places or contexts we assume that he will be. This is unnecessary. God is everywhere. He is among us. … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Religion and Politics, Spirituality | Leave a comment

I napped three hours today…

After 10 weeks of my first year of teaching 5-12 band, we’ve had parent/teacher conferences and our first day off. After putzing around a bit this morning, and playing some fun drum stuff (see Tim Buell’s transcriptions), some reading of … Continue reading

Posted in My Day, Personal, School | 2 Comments

Jesus, I Believe. Help my unbelief!

I’ve been at a place where I’ve tossed aside some of the Bible’s promises and it’s directives. Some verses that are applying to me right now, in that I’m not believing them confidently are Psalm 1:2, John 17:17, and Matthew … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Spirituality | Leave a comment

Locationally Mis-identified

An exploration of identify. Determining what makes me fragile in these given moments. From where do my motivations come? Location seems to be an easy starting place. I remember walking through my undergraduate student union with an emotional awareness of … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

Pet Peeve, I Peeve, You Peeve?

I forget to completely close doors…closets, bedrooms, cabinets, and drawers. It’s something I conditioned myself to intentionally avoid doing having grown up in a very old, creaky house with a mother who slept ever so lightly. I hate loud noises, … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Spirituality | 1 Comment

1000 Things

Our church has come up with a task of listing 1000 things we are thankful for, in recognition of God’s great provision. The premise is that all we REALLY need on earth is food and shelter. We all need salvation, … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Leave a comment

North Star Bible Camp Wrap-Up – 2 months late

Well, greetings to all. It seems two whole months have slipped by since my return from a month in Alaska. I wrote and printed letters to many people who were my supporters and then stumbled in all sorts of ways … Continue reading

Posted in My Day, Personal, Religion and Politics, Spirituality | Leave a comment

North Star Bible Camp Week 1 and more

Today is July 2nd, our twelfth day at North Star. This is the first morning of the middle school camp and I’ve got a break on my new position for the week. Our first few days here we spent lots … Continue reading

Posted in My Day, Personal, Religion and Politics, Spirituality | Leave a comment

Flat Earth

I’m hesitant to write these things out loud. I wonder if the scientists who first postulated and later confirmed that the earth is round were hesitant in a similar fashion. I’d like to think they were bold all the time, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Personal, Technology | 4 Comments