2020 Reflections

Grace & Peace, As the clock rolls over to a new year I would like to share a few reflections regarding the year 2020 for the Dazet family. As we began 2020, it was a year full of hope.  We were filled with joy and loved our life in Muncie.  We were 90 minutes from Rebecca & Jacob (Columbus, Indiana) …

Moving Forward

Luke 9:51-62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62) Why did Jesus say to the would-be disciple that he can’t go take care of his family?  Jesus seems to be alluding to a story from 1 Kings 19:19-21 when Elijah saw his …

Citizenship

Philippians 3:14-4:3 But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:20) “We are citizens of heaven”, says the Apostle Paul in verse 20.  Many people believe that Paul is talking about going to heaven when we die, however, that is not what he is talking about.  In order to …

The Surpassing Worth

Philippians 3:7-14 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord (Phil. 3:8a) What do you value most in your life?   Paul uses the accounting terms of profit and loss in verse 7 to compare his former values to his current values. Formerly, Paul’s identity as a Jew and his …

Rooted in Scripture

This year has been crazy for everyone.  For my family, we are dealing with the loss of our first grandchild, God calling us to a new church in a new denomination in a new city, and now we are providing care for a close family member who is in a fight against cancer.  And personally, I struggle with depression and …

The Christmas Gift of Vulnerability

When I read the story of the birth of Jesus, I am astounded that the God of the Universe would become a baby. Why did God enter into our reality through the painful and vulnerable path of childbirth? I held my wife’s hand four times during childbirth. Three times led to Rebecca, Jacob, and Micah. The fourth time was during …

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Top 10 Books of 2019

It was a great year in Books. I read almost 200 books this year and there were so many books that are excellent, but these are the ones that stood out the most to me this year. Click here to see all the books that I read in 2019 Honorable Mentions REFRAMATION by Alan Hirsch & Mark Nelson DIGITAL MINIMALISM …

Your Future Self

Your future self will always see your present self as unwise and immature.  That means you are currently a fool right now. – Tim Keller I just finished Drew Dyck’s latest book, “Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible & Brain Science”.   There is so much good stuff in this book, so I decided …