The really big question for all of us is what will it take to motivate us to move forward and conquer our personal giants? What’s the prize? What is the big carrot that is being offered to me so that I’ll step out of my comfort zone and attempt something that may even scare the…

You’re probably thinking “I’ve never heard of the Valley of Elah” before. Well, a very famous and familiar story comes from that valley. This is the valley where David fought Goliath and won the victory and became quite famous. You may have never visited the actual, physical place in Israel called the Valley of Elah,…

Before David even set foot on the battle field to fight the giant, he had appeared before the king and explained that he had previously fought a bear and a lion and rescued a lamb from their mouths, and so he was ready to fight the giant. Reluctantly the king offered David his personal armour….

I was reading the story of David and was again intrigued by his encounter with Goliath. The scene is set with Israel in “battle array” on the foot of one mountain and the Philistine army in battle array at the foot of an opposite mountain. They were ready to get it on! They came toward…

After Saul’s rebellion the Spirit of the Lord departed from him, and the Bible says that a distressing spirit came upon him. What would that look like today? A person would exhibit distress, anxiety, fear and panic. No one wants to live under that kind of dark cloud. Saul’s servants suggested they get someone to…