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Finding Contentment In How God Made You

Finding Contentment In How God Made You Few truths are as comforting to the follower of Christ as the belief that God has a plan and purpose for our lives. Especially in seasons of uncertainty and upheaval, we cling to the promise that God’s sovereignty and omnipotence will guide us toward a future that will

By |2020-10-31T16:56:23+00:00October 30th, 2020|David's Journal|Comments Off on Finding Contentment In How God Made You

Redeemed…or Just Renting?

Having entered the house rental market as a landlord recently with my wife and one of my sons, I have gained first-hand experience in areas I had only heard about previously. The importance of buying structurally sound properties at the right price, wisely renovating them with the right features to add value, pricing them appropriately,

By |2020-10-20T02:39:32+00:00October 16th, 2020|David's Journal|Comments Off on Redeemed…or Just Renting?

Behind Closed Doors: What four months as a personal grocery shopper has taught me about the American diet in the age of COVID-19

Behind Closed Doors: What four months as a personal grocery shopper has taught me about the American diet in the age of COVID-19 It’s still dark outside, but I’m bracing for the morning onslaught of grocery orders that will eminently be available to claim on my shopping app. When the chum hits the

By |2020-09-02T17:11:50+00:00September 2nd, 2020|David's Journal|Comments Off on Behind Closed Doors: What four months as a personal grocery shopper has taught me about the American diet in the age of COVID-19

In Transit

  A Timely Message From My Baseball Cap Reminds Me To Loosen My Grip On This World When I’m meeting strangers in a public place for the first time, I’ll often help them recognize me by stating, “I’ll be wearing a black ball cap.” Those who know me well might nod in recognition at the

By |2020-05-17T16:54:25+00:00March 18th, 2020|David's Journal|Comments Off on In Transit

Kanye West’s Story Reveals An Unmistakable Fruit Of The Gospel

  “So dad, have you heard about what’s going on with Kanye?” my millennial son asked me recently. He excitedly relayed the eyebrow-raising account of Kanye West’s conversion, discipleship relationship with a credible pastor, and the imminent release of an album titled “Jesus Is King.” His interest was piqued partly because much of this

By |2020-05-17T17:00:03+00:00October 31st, 2019|David's Journal|Comments Off on Kanye West’s Story Reveals An Unmistakable Fruit Of The Gospel

Transition

My church's response to adversity provides a blueprint for personal transformation This week marks my transition from the relative stability of church-based pastoral work to the walk-by-faith world of entrepreneurial ministry. Like most ending a long season of church work, I’ve done my share of navel-gazing in an attempt to understand and quantify how God

By |2020-05-17T17:02:48+00:00March 5th, 2019|David's Journal|1 Comment

Our Bodies, Our Stories

David Bush with Joe Tewell “I don’t know if I can do this!” Marci confessed as she retreated to a bench. We were just halfway through her second session warm-up and things were already unraveling. I didn’t want a scene in the crowded fitness center, but it was against my nature to let someone fold

By |2020-05-17T18:31:56+00:00January 16th, 2017|David's Journal, Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Our Bodies, Our Stories

Victim, Survivor…or Hero?

In just the past several weeks, we’ve been shocked by stories of man versus beast encounters at a zoo and a popular theme park. In separate incidents, an entertainer is gunned down during a post-concert meet and greet with fans, and 49 people at a nightclub are killed in a horrifying mass murder. Record floods

By |2020-05-17T18:33:15+00:00July 5th, 2016|David's Journal, Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Victim, Survivor…or Hero?

Me Before You

  Ever since the trailer for Me Before You began showing months ago, my wife has been telling me “we’ve got to see this movie!” She didn’t need to twist my arm, as I routinely surrender my man card to view “chick flicks.” This story seemed witty, compelling, and different than most, so I was

By |2020-05-17T18:36:49+00:00June 8th, 2016|David's Journal|Comments Off on Me Before You

Health, Medical Costs, and the Vanishing Role of Personal Responsibility

  I live in Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses (our version of a primary). For many election cycles, it has fallen to Iowans to winnow the field of presidential candidates from both political parties. Because of the oversized strategic impact of the Iowa caucus results, political action committees and lobbying groups descend on

By |2020-05-17T18:44:32+00:00December 17th, 2015|David's Journal|1 Comment