Hi, I’m Dave. I live in southern Arizona with my wife, Karon, and our little dog, Molly. I have three adult children (who turned out wonderfully, thanks to my wife), eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. In my former life I pastored congregations in five states and, when I wasn’t pastoring, I tried my hand at other church-related occupations.
I write from the viewpoint of over seventy years, but especially as a recovering obsessive-compulsive perfectionist who lives with depression. I am a veteran of back surgery and spinal injections and I’m learning to live with increasing pain from a degenerating spine. Decreased strength and mobility have introduced me to a whole new world inhabited by many more people than I thought. I have found that life is neither easy nor simple, but even so, life can be wonderful when we live out our Christian faith and accept God’s hand that He always extends to help and befriend us.
“Night Songs” is my blog about how we can survive aging, pain, and disappointment, and still maintain a positive, hopeful spirit in a broken and often frightening world. Come and join me on my journey! I hope you will comment as we learn together about life.