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David Sandvick - Life Lessons on Faith

David Sandvick - Life Lessons on Faith
  • Churches reflect our culture, spiritual beliefs A friend of mine was playing in a golf tournament and had to buy some balls, so I asked him what kind he bought. "Super-Long" was his reply.

    May 22, 2008

  • Keep right side up, go to church Have you noticed how two people may look at the same piece of artwork and yet come away with totally different interpretations of it? The same is true of poetry, music, and fluffy cloud formations.

    May 15, 2008

  • Hear your mom's story on Mother's Day My mom was a child of the Depression. No, she wasn't sad all the time, she grew up in the 1920's during the great economic depression.

    May 8, 2008

  • Take an old-fashioned test drive ... in church Lately, a television commercial is proposing that we change the way we buy a new or used car. No longer should we actually go to a car dealer, kick the tires or take it for a test drive.

    May 1, 2008

  • Bible has way of speaking to person's heart I hesitate to admit that I watch American Idol as idols and pastors are usually incompatible. I do, however, watch it for its musical value rather than its spiritual content.

    April 24, 2008

  • Hear story of Jesus again in church When I was growing up, my parents told stories of how bad things were when they were kids. In truth, things were bad for them. Neither of my parents attended school beyond the eighth grade as both of them had to go to work to help their families survive.

    April 17, 2008

  • Boost your religious understanding I'm looking, actually searching, for another word for synonym. A word that is similar, yet not necessarily interchangeable. Alike, but it doesn't have to be equivalent or identical.

    April 3, 2008

  • Travel the road that brings us to Christ This year, it feels like Easter is coming too early and I don't feel ready for it. I have no candy stock-piled; no eggs colored, and our traditional hand-made baskets are still in storage.

    March 20, 2008

  • Sensor may help with getting us to church And now from the "Do we really need this" department. It seems the sports companies, Adidas and Nike, are coming out with a cell phone coach called MiCoach. According to a recent article by the AP, "the device directs and motivates users during workouts by combining a mobile phone, heart rate monitor, stride sensor, MP3 player and the voice of an electronic personal coach.''

    March 13, 2008

  • We do not need to fear what lies ahead We recently traveled with another family to Disney World for a vacation out of which many memorable stories came. This is one of them.

    March 6, 2008

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