Plant With Care

Ahh, Spring in Michigan… Hard to think of a nicer time of year…the warm temperatures, the sunshine, the plants growing from what appeared to be dead, barren earth. I love to plant things. Getting my hands in the dirt, planting new flowers and vegetables is therapeutic for me. It must be similar to an artist […]

What Does GOD Say About You?

Have you ever experienced this: Something happens in your life–a setback, a reminder of a setback, or even a thought about a potential problem, and suddenly you find yourself on a ‘downward spiral’ of negative thoughts and self-loathing? In very little time you can go from a ‘normal’ day to a battle within your mind, […]

What’s In a Name?

Names…they can mean a lot. My parents–who had to come up with a LOT of names (I’m one of 13 kids)–always tried to name us after Biblical characters. They took the names seriously. My name–David Matthew Joseph Johnson (‘Joseph’ was my Confirmation name) means “Beloved, Gift of God, Increasing Faith, God is Gracious”. Now that’s […]

The Christian and the Politician

America. Land of the free, home of the brave. Great Land of liberty, of Thee I sing. God, bless America. In the past, it has been possible–even encouraged–to be a Christian–a biblical, evangelical, committed Christian–in America. In the relatively recent past, even those Americans who were not ‘overtly religious’ were open to and welcomed the […]

The Battery

Imagine… You have a bunch of money that you’ve saved up (undoubtedly from using Dave Ramsey’s methods) for a new car. You are now in the position that you can go to the lot, pick out the car you want in the color you want with the options you want, and pay cash for it! […]