April 24, 2019

Dear Friends,

In the summer of 1980 my family moved to Huntington Beach, California.  It was a great place for a teenager to live, and I quickly threw myself into the Southern California lifestyle, which for me, included surfing.  We lived a couple of miles from the bea...

August 1, 2018

Dear Friends,

If you've been checking your inbox for the Plan B devotionals, then you know it's been a while since I've written.  Some of that is because of a missions trip I went on last week, and some of it is because - shortly before the missions trip - we took a tri...

April 11, 2018

Dear Friends,

Recently I found myself killing time reading an old National Geographic magazine while waiting for my car to be repaired.  I chose this particular magazine out of a stack of options available in the waiting room because the cover story was on animals of Ke...

February 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

Last week one of the men from our church committed suicide.  I don't know what went through his mind when he made that choice, but what I do know is that his death has left a big wound in the lives of his family and friends.  As I've talked with many of th...

September 22, 2017

Dear Friends, 

Recently a friend shared this quote with me from the great British preacher Charles Spurgeon: “Of what value is the grace I profess to have received if it does not dramatically change the way that I live? If it doesn't change the way that I live, it will...

September 15, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning I was reading the story of Nicodemus, as it's told in John 3.  For those of you who aren't familiar with this story, Nicodemus was a Pharisee who lived during the time Jesus was doing His ministry on earth.  The Pharisees were a powerful group...

July 28, 2017

Dear Friends, 

The past few days I've been thinking a lot about the “Armor of God”.  If you're unfamiliar with this term, it refers to an illustration the Apostle Paul uses in chapter 6 of his letter to the Ephesians.  Here he describes the resources we have as believer...

November 15, 2016

Dear Friends,

The past few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster ride in our ministry.  We’ve faced some big hills, and then had some wonderful rides down the other side, as God has helped us handle those challenges.  But as we’ve gone through this up-and-down journ...

August 9, 2016

Dear Friends,

Last night my wife and I spent the evening visiting with a couple that has recently gone through a very difficult and traumatic experience.  One of the most challenging parts of their story is that it all happened after they made decisions based on what th...

July 29, 2016

Dear Friends,

Have you ever prayed for something, only to see the deadline for your prayer request come and go with no reply?  I have.  Actually, it feels like I’ve been doing that a lot lately - which is why I was encouraged when my Bible reading this morning took me t...

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Random thoughts and ponderings on life and faith from a recovering sinner.

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Daniel May - husband, father, pastor, grocer, Packers fan, and above-mentioned recovering sinner.

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