Author Archives: David Showalter

Feeling Unconventionally Thankful

Why is it that I find it so incredibly easy to produce a long fluffy list of things for which I’m thankful that doesn’t include a single intangible item?   Perhaps it comes from the continuous rhythmic beat of our … Continue reading

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The Art of Adjusting to the New Normal

This has been a frustrating week for me (David) as I’m wrestling with the details of opening a bank account in Italy and also trying to get the correct documents for us to be able to get our Italian driver’s … Continue reading

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A New Home; A New Perspective

I supposed, on some level, that the whole crossing of the Atlantic would have seemed more dramatic to me.   Just for the record, for those who haven’t noticed, I’ve been accused of being idealistic.   I’ve labored for the … Continue reading

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How Much Does Obedience Cost?

This has been a frustrating week for me (David) as I’m wrestling with the details of opening a bank account in Italy and also trying to get the correct documents for us to be able to start driving school to … Continue reading

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Christ is King, Period. But, Do We Allow Him to Reign as Such in Our Lives?

We were recently challenged by a confession of faith that Dr. James C. Denison quoted in his recent 2011 Lenten Devotional entitled, Making Christ Your King. This quote came from an African believer who was subsequently martyred for his faith. … Continue reading

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Do I REALLY Need That?

How many times have I asked myself this week the mildly penetrating question, “Do I really need that?”   It seems to be the recurring theme of our lives this month as Jana and I begin to pack our lives … Continue reading

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Do I REALLY Trust Him?

“Please show me your will about _____, Father.”   How many times have I prayed that prayer?   Or how about, “Lord, make it clear to me what direction to go regarding _____.”   Likewise, I’ve often asked, “If _____ … Continue reading

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