Author: David Lindner

Turning 40

I turned 40 a few days ago. So, I decided to have a little bit of fun with it at church on Sunday. If you’re in the mood for some mild humor, have a listen. Share...

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The Last Blockbuster (church)

I still have a blockbuster card to the last blockbuster left on the planet. We live in the Pacific Northwest, about a 4 hour drive away from Bend, OR where the only remaining blockbuster sits. (You can read more about the last Blockbuster here.) There have been many articles about how the world has changed in the last 15 years. 15 years ago, Blockbuster had 9,000 locations. Today, just one. in 2011, Dish network bought blockbuster for 320 million. Today they have one store that probably nets way less than one million. “Signs of the times” people say as...

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My Positivity Journey…

I was a jerk. Seriously. I was cynical & negative. I was a pessimist. In fact, I still think of myself as a recovering pessimist. My wife deserves a trip to Disneyland as compensation for dealing with my pessimism. But, a few years ago I wanted to change. I wanted to be the kind of person other people wanted to be around. Not the kind of person people can’t wait to get away from. I’ve wanted to change for a long time. But desire in and of itself wasn’t enough. So, I set out on a journey. I just...

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We See What We’re Looking For

If you don’t know me, you should know that I’m a recovering pessimist. I used to allow myself to only see all the problems in life and the world around me. If you know me now and still think I’m pessimistic, well, you should have known me way back when. 🙂 But, one thing I wanted to share with you as I’ve gone on this journey is this: We see what we’re looking for. I’m a fan of the National Treasure movies. Especially the first one. I love Ben Franklin’s glasses. I love the idea that there was something...

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Echoing The Light

Why would Jesus, make a comparison between hearing and light?  I mean light is something you see, not something you hear right? Other places, we’ve read Jesus’s words and he says: “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” (Lk 8:21) So, why would Jesus make a comparison between hearing and the light?  “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing...

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When The Snow Falls

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Green Mountain, Woodland, WA
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humidity: 76%
wind: From the East at 1.0 MPH
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