I can see clearly now… Well almost!

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Thursday’s Thoughts from Pastor David

In the summer of 1986 I served as a Chaplain on the cardiology floor (11th floor) of the Baptist Hospital, now called Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

One of my responsibilities was to go room to room and check in on patients, see how they were doing, pray with them and their families and offer any other kind of spiritual counsel and support.

I entered one room and saw the patient sitting upright in his bed as he was flanked by two gentlemen, who happened to be family members.

I introduced myself as being one of the “Ministers” in the hospital and we engaged in some friendly conversation for about five minutes. After a slight pause in our dialogue, the patient looked at me quizzically and said, “You’re awfully young to be one of the “Administrators” of the hospital.” (I was 23 years old at the time!)

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“25 Days of Christmas” Now Available on Amazon

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Merry Christmas!!

I am pleased to announce the publishing of “25 Days of Christmas” – A 100 word daily devotional, counting down the days until the birth of the Newborn King!

Below is the brief description found on the Amazon website…

Christmas is the most special time of the year!
Anticipation, thoughtful preparation and joyful expectation all play a role in having a better understanding of the Christmas story.

“25 Days of Christmas” offers a unique look at unpacking the Christmas story. Author and Pastor David Dendy took on the challenge of using only one hundred words per day in this twenty-five day devotional adventure in diving into the depths of the biblical Christmas story.

Get ready to be challenged and inspired in this thought provoking daily devotional discipline that will offer the reader an opportunity to prepare fully for the arrival of the newborn King!

It is available in Kindle ($2.99) or Paperback $5.50).
Thank you for your continued support and may you see God in magnificent and meaningful ways in the New Year of our Lord 2016!

Grace and peace,
Laugh often and Fear not!


Do you believe in miracles? Yes…!!!

Do you remember where you were on February 22, 1980?
For some of you the answer is a definite “YES!”
For others, you may not have even been born. It was indeed over thirty-five years ago…

With the backdrop of tensions at their zenith of the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union, the college age boys of the United States of America Olympic Men’s Hockey Team took on the tougher, stronger, bigger, older, professional and more experienced team of the USSR (Soviet Union) in a semi-final game, where the winner would advance to the Gold Medal game of the 1980 Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid, New York.

Not two weeks before the USSR had crushed and annihilated the USA in a pre-Olympic exhibition game. The odds of the USA team pulling out a win not only seemed improbable, it was going to be downright impossible.

USA Coach Herb Brooks gave an inspiring pre-game speech. “You were born for this..” was his theme and the boys didn’t disappoint…

Listen to Al Michaels iconic call of the last minute of what has been dubbed, “The Miracle on Ice.”

Do you believe in miracles???? YES!!!


Do you know where you were on Sunday, October 25, 2015?
It was just two days ago…

I was in Las Vegas, Nevada…
My niece’s husband Joe was driving in the dark back to Virginia from Florida in his jeep alone with their sixteen month old daughter Scarlett in the car seat on I-95 when all of a sudden a deer darted out onto the interstate. Joe struck the deer head on and in the process the jeep ran off the road and began to flip multiple times down into a ravine.

Joe suffered two collapsed lungs and is currently in ICU recovering. Please pray for him.

But what about Scarlett…
Scarlett, while strapped into her car seat was ejected from the jeep.
Guess where she landed?
Right on the side of the Interstate, sitting straight up…

It wasn’t until the morning sun rose and shined light on this precious little cargo did someone finally see Scarlett and thus found Joe down in the ravine unconscious.
Evidently, Scarlett landed on some fire ants and got bitten quite a bit, but other than that, she is smiling, laughing, eating and doing just fine.

We are calling it, “The Miracle on I-95”

Do you believe in Miracles? YES!!!!

Praise be to God…Yes we do…
How bout you?

“Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles…”(Psalm 105: 5)

Laugh often and Fear not!