personal growth

My Help - 7/18/2018

My HelpSHORT THOUGHTS: I saw this beautiful sunrise while walking my pup this morning.

I did not sleep very good last night and I was really, really dragging. I didn't even want to take my dog, Buster, for a walk but he was not having it. So off we went with Buster dragging me behind him.

Then we turned the corner and saw this. It brought to mind the truth that even when I am weak and tired, God is still strong and mighty. His love never fails us.

Nothing But the Blood - 7/2/2018

SHORT THOUGHTS:  There are so many religions in this life telling us the way to get to God.  Do these things...don't do that.  Give up this...adopt that. All with the goal of moving us closer and working our way to God.  All religions except for one that is.

As a Christian, you don't find your way to God.  God, the creator of the universes, the heavens and the earth, the stars in the sky, the forests, the rivers, the oceans and the creator of you and the creator of me...came to us.

Frankenstory - 11/2/2017

frankincenseSHORT THOUGHTS:  So do you think that if Dr. Frankenstein had used a lot more of this Frankincense, that his son's life may have turned out totally differently than it did?

Without Him - 10/20/2017

SHORT THOUGHTS:  We are weak and fragile but our Savior is strong and mighty.  All our strength, all that we are, comes from Him.  Without Him, we are all lost.

Carry on,

David L. Wood 10/20/2017 ©
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2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV) But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

The Little Things - 10/17/2017

The Little ThingsSHORT THOUGHTS:  I really love corn on the cob, even if it is just a mini one from the Idaho Pizza salad bar.

Sometimes, things come in ways we don't expect or appear looking differently than we thought they would and can slip right by unnoticed if we are not careful.

NO SENSE - 7/26/2017

SHORT THOUGHTS:  There are so many things in this world that just don't make sense.  There are so many things that happen that there are just no good answers for.

One day, on the other side of eternity, it will not be like that.  All the pieces of the big puzzle will be in place and we will see the whole picture...the finished product and understand it all.  All tears will be wiped away, all pain healed, all wrongs will be made right and death will be no more.

Just Grow - 7/21/2017

Just-Grow1Just-Grow2SHORT THOUGHTS:  God often shows me things or teaches me in the simplest ways in life. Maybe it is because that is what I need or maybe it is because I notice. Either way, it's all good. Last night was another quick lesson.


SHORT THOUGHTS:  When I read the verse Genesis 50:20 from the story of just reiterates to me loud and clear that we never, ever really know what God is up to.  We might think we do at times but really...we just don't have a clue.  It is so much bigger than us and our humanly view.

There are things in this life that make some kind of sense to me and many, many things that do not and probably won't on this side of eternity.

A GOD WHO KNOWS - 1/30/2017

SHORT THOUGHTS:  Our great God is personal and cares about and knows every detail of our lives.  He uses everything in our lives to talk to us right where we are at.  If we are listening, we hear Him.  But even when we are not listening, He is still there speaking to us, reaching out to us...always working on our behalf...always waiting for us to turn towards Him.  Like the father in the story of the prodigal son, He is always watching and waiting for our return, waiting for us to respond, no matter where we are at or where we have been.


JOURNAL:  This past summer, my wife, Denice and I did a lot of work up in Cascade, Idaho.  You see, we bought a half acre of property up there to have a place to camp and be able to keep our travel trailer on and setup, as much of the year as possible.  It is a lot of wear and tear on our travel trailer as well as our truck and also on me, to pull the trailer back and forth the eighty some miles to and then back home from our camping spots every time we decide to go camping.  So this chunk of land was a great thing for us for sure and it was so much nicer to just have it al


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