October 17, 2017

This morning when I arrived at church, there was a woman waiting in the parking lot to talk to me.  For the purpose of this devotional, I’ll call her “Jayla”.  She’s someone I know well because she lives in the high-poverty neighborhood where our church is located, and...

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 13, 2017

Dear Friends,

Six years ago this month, I was diagnosed with cancer.  As you can probably imagine, it was a fairly challenging experience - with all kinds of doctor visits, a couple of surgeries, and then months of radiation treatment that resulted in third degree burns...

September 8, 2017

Dear Friends, 

Lately I've been spending a lot of time talking to God about the topic of trust.  And when I say “talking”, what I really mean is that I've been asking God to help me trust Him more.  Here’s why: as I mentioned in the devotional earlier this week, our chu...

August 2, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning I spent some time at a local cafe, working on my sermon for this weekend.  It was a great opportunity to sit outside and enjoy a good cup of coffee while still being productive.  While I was there, two young guys came and sat at the table next...

May 30, 2017

Dear Friends,

On the way to work today, I turned on the radio and stumbled across a national talk radio program.  It’s not a station I normally listen to, but this morning the host was interviewing a pastor about a recent situation in which a teenager had shot another t...

May 26, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today I've been spending a lot of time contemplating the will of God.  I think it's because there are a lot of questions our church is facing regarding how God wants us to continue to minister to the community now that our market has closed.  So all of the...

May 23, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning I came to the conclusion that my dog has selective hearing.  In other words, when he doesn't like what I'm saying, he acts like he doesn't understand me.  For example, this morning he was laying on my bed, and when I told him to get down, he l...

May 9, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning I was reading in Joshua 14, and I came across the following statement, “I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then.” (Joshua 14:11).  The thing that struck me about...

April 21, 2017

Dear Friends,

This morning I woke up to severe thunderstorms rolling through our city.  Being someone who loves a good storm, I was happy to hear the rain and thunder - until I got on the highway and realized that the rain was causing traffic to back up.  To make matter...

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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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