Monday Missive

Clash of Cultures

“So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Back to the Wilderness

“[Elisha] picked up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. He took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, saying, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” When he had struck the water, the water …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

The Beauty Remains

“But [Elijah] went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” (1 Kings 19:4) Hi Fighter, I’m beginning today with a verse from …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

God is Community!

“The LORD created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.” (Proverbs 8:22-24) Hi Fighter, I …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

What went wrong with the church?

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

What next?

“When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” (Acts 16:27-28) Hi Fighter, In this Sunday’s story from …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

The Fog of War

“On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

New World Coming

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

I Thought Religion Made Life Better!

“Very truly, I tell you, when you were young, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” (He said this …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Faith is Passion

“So the other disciples told [Thomas], “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”” (John 20:25) Hi Fighter, We begin this week …

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Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

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