Author Archives: Rick Davis

July. Good bye

In July of 2018, our family had these experiences:

July 13-Learned we had lost our grandson

July 19-Grandson stillborn

July 21-Funeral for grandson

July 23=Sudden death of my older brother

July 27-Funeral for older brother

This is the first anniversary of these various unhappy events. I admit I am reliving the two week period beginning with July 13, 2018. We are celebrating the birth of our twin granddaughters, Anderson and Zoey, who are growing like little flowers.

All of this and our regular works, along with other added work opportunities, have filled up our time, as you can imagine.

I want to post here more often, but I really do not feel the impetus I once felt. For those of you who still check to see my posts, I do not plan to quit. In fack, I intend to return to regular posting, beginning August 1, 2018. I do not plan to post again until that day.

Life continues. God is good.

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today I learned how to cry again. To cry, not just to feel sad, or hurt. One year ago today I learned how to cry real tears again. Normal people know how to cry real tears all their lives. My life in ministry, where you stand politely, quietly, in the company of… Continue Reading

This Blog Site is Pro-Israel

Please note the title of this post. I use it to express my intense sentiment. This Blog Site is Pro-Israel. If you are offended by Pro-Israel expressions, I suppose you can call me a racist and say I am blinded by Jewish money, though I am not a racist and I do not monetize this… Continue Reading


My youngest son gifted me with Viktor Frankl’s famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning. I had last read Frankl’s book in the summer just before I turned 23 in the autumn of 1976. I remember putting it down after the initial reading. I came back to it after my October birthday, feeling it was more… Continue Reading

Election 2020

We are already (incessantly, it seems) in another election year. The national election of 2020 has one GOP candidate and, apparently, an inexhaustible supply of Socialist Democrat candidates. The GOP candidate is constantly attacked by the Socialist Democrat candidates. The Socialist Democrat candidates are, in turn, attacked by, well, other Social Democrats. To wit, Mr.… Continue Reading

Before it gets too hot outside…

,,,everybody get a breath. Road Rage? Slow it down, friends. Gun fights in the front yard? People will get hurt. Police attacked and assaulted by First Amendment protesters? Get a life. The long, hot summer is still in front of us. Enough people have already been injured and property damaged. We need to take a… Continue Reading

Fathers Week Post Four

Yes, I missed posting Wednesday, so you get two today, Thursday, 13 June, 2019. Yesterday I did a hundred things. My pain level got very high before the end of the evening. Don’t break you neck. You will not like what comes with it. Whine, whine, whine. This weeks, leading to Father’s Day on Sunday,… Continue Reading

Father’s Week Post Three

Our Reentry Ministry, Chains of Grace (learn about us at gets up to 300 applications each month from persons who want us to find a place for them when their parole date comes up. We help as many as we can. We also get to look at a lot of applications. This means we… Continue Reading