Despised and Rejected? So was Christ.

How often do we really stop and think if we might be ostracising or excluding someone in our life either intentionally or unintentionally?  I don’t think people realize just how painful and damaging (especially for the long term) ostracision and rejection can be.  Those who have been on the receiving end know all to well what sort of impact it can have, particularly those who have suffered it for most or all of their lives.

Eye tracking

Ruth and I went to Tampa last Monday to the University of South Florida where I was tested on five eye-tracking computers to find the one most compatible. Our appointment was for 10 AM and we left at 4:30 PM.  It was a great experience. Two doctoral candidates and three graduate students spent the day with us.

I was given a battery of cognitive and word comprehension tests in the morning and the afternoon was spent with the computers.

Cambodian New Year at St. John's UMC

I was the camera girl, and I went around taking pictures…

Prayer Quote of the Week

The giants of church history dwarf us in true prayer….  What most separates them from us is that pra

Lift up your heads

 Lift up your heads, you gates;     be lifted up, you ancient doors,     that the King of glory may

Verse Of The Day

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:7

A Beginning...

So I am a blogger now. There are so many possible connotations of that word. Thoughtful ponderer, occasionally humorous story teller, ranting editorial writer, pretend journalist (who also rants a bit)…the options are endless.

I hope I am more the first two than the last two.

My name is David. I am a middle-aged husband of an amazing woman, Katie. We have a lovely 20 year old daughter, Elizabeth.

The Harvest Truly Is Great


Devotion for Wednesday April 26, 2017

Topic: The Harvest Truly Is Great

Text: Luke 10:2

Faith's Story: When Your Child is Autistic

To continue the series for Autism Awareness Month, this is a guest post by my dad that was originally written as a devotional. He truly captured the blessings and sanctifying work Christ has done in my family as we have embraced Richelle and her story.

Written April 30th, 2007 by Richard E. Buckner


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