My Dad Bod

I got a little insulted the other day when one of my kids made a joke about my “dad bod”. I was talking with my 21 year-old son about going to taking a heavy piece of furniture to storage. Since he’s been working out a lot lately, I kidded him about whether he’d be able […]

Trophy Life

I got an award once that I was so very proud of, at a big ceremony in Beverly Hills, of all places. It was a really nice glass statuette. Lots of famous or near-famous people in the room got them, too. My wife was so proud of me. Now, finally, I had something to prove […]

Designer Jesus

A young friend texted me last night. I hadn’t heard from him for months, and I got the feeling he’d been wandering from God. After a few awkward stabs at conversation, our talk quickly moved toward faith and my concerns about his relationship with God. On the phone, he argued: “I still believe in Jesus, […]

The Joy Thief

I’ve been distracted all week. It’s mainly because I’ve been the target of a bit of unfair criticism. Someone started demanding their way. When that didn’t work, they accused me of lying to them. Now I know this is considered the coolest thing on political talk shows today. When we don’t like what someone stands […]

Second Childhood

Why heaven matters

I sat at the bedside of a dying woman this week. She had asked for a pastor to come to see her, and knew her time was limited. She’d been confined to a bed, and had oxygen running through a line to her nose. Life can be brutal sometimes. After a few pleasantries, I asked […]


There are moments in your life when everything suddenly changes...

  There are moments in your life when God is ready to change everything for the better. But He’s waiting on one important thing. He’s waiting for you to move first. Watch Dave’s message, recorded Live in St Louis…

But have not love…

I Corinthians 13, commonly called the Love Chapter of the Bible,  reinterpreted for political addicts (in other words, most of the people on Facebook): “Though I speak with the tongues of politicians and pundits, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a 24 hour new channel. And though I have the gift […]