Category Archives: Comfort

He Is Everything

For anyone reading this that may have been around back in the day, this video is from a post I published several years ago.  A dear friend has asked me to repost it for his daughter to see.

The song is “Everything” by Lifehouse.  The song is very powerful, but the video really hits it home.

I am reissuing the tissue alert…

Blessings,

David

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Input please…

A recent visitor posed a question in response to my post titled The Mystery of Unanswered Prayer. It’s a tough question for me to answer because the response can seem trivial, hollow or trite. I did my best to respond, but I would like to open it up to you all for your thoughts to his question.

You can read his question here and my response here.

There’s a lot of wisdom out there in bloggy-land and I’m looking forward to your responses.

Thanks and God bless.

Memories…

riverwalk.jpgBusiness travel and just plain ol’ livin’ has kept me away from the blogosphere for a while. I just got back from our user conference that we held in one of my favorite cities, San Antonio. It’s about a 2 1/2 hour drive from here and has been a family favorite for long weekends and anniversaries for many years. I have great memories of times on the Mission Trail, El Mercado, HemisFair Park, The Alamo, strolling along the River Walk, breakfast at Mi Tiara’s and the myriad of shops, restaurants, sights and smells. However, there was something different about this particular trip to San Antonio. It was the first time I’d ever been without my family. It didn’t really strike me until I was on a break and making a call to my wife on my cell phone. I walked over to an open area that overlooked a spot on the River Walk where we would often sit and listen to a particular group of Andean musicians. They happened to be setting up to play and soon the familiar music was taking me back to the wonderful times we shared there. A sudden and powerful “I miss my family…” feeling poured through me and I began to experience several emotions. I smiled remembering the many wonderful times we had there. As my kids are beginning their own lives, I was sad realizing that we would likely never be there as a family of four again. Then, I was excited thinking about the times we may share here with our kids and their families in the years ahead. San Antonio is a wonderful city. But, I realized it wasn’t the sights, sounds and smells that made up my memories. It was sharing them with the people I love more than anything else on this earth; my wife, my son and my daughter.

I thank God for blessing me with such a wonderful family and for the love and memories we share.

Peace. Be still…

peace_be_still.jpg Boy…this has been a tough few days for some folks near and dear to me. People I know personally as well as people I have come to know via this blog. I’ve heard phrases like,

“I don’t know what to pray.”…”Where is God in all of this?”…”I don’t know if I’ll get through this storm.”

One friend could only relay his feelings using a lyric,

“The space between the tears we cry is the laughter that keeps us coming back for more. — Dave Matthews.”

Like my friend above, I too find music is sometimes the only way to express what’s on my heart.

Sometimes He Calms the Storm
by Scott Krippayne

All who sail the sea of faith
Find out before too long
How quickly blue skies can grow dark
And gentle winds grow strong
Suddenly fear is like white water
Pounding on the soul
Still we sail on knowing
That our Lord is in control

Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered peace be still
He can settle any sea
But it doesn’t mean He will
Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild
Sometimes He calms the storm
And other times He calms His child

He has a reason for each trial
That we pass through in life
And though we’re shaken
We cannot be pulled apart from Christ
No matter how the driving rain beats down
On those who hold to faith
A heart of trust will always
Be a quiet peaceful place

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”
— Romans 8:26-27

“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.”
— Mark 4:39


I pray that all who are suffering or facing storms will find the peace and comfort of God.