To Succeed We’ve Got To Change

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Life is not perfect just because you believe in God. No matter who we are, we’re going to face challenges and tough times, and nothing is going to shield us from the hardships, missteps, bad decisions, and sudden changes of life. Change is difficult and we never know when our lives are about to change. […]

Energy Never Tasted So Good!

How to perk up so that you don't have to walk through life like a zombie

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Your “to do” list! Does it make you tired just thinking about it? If you’re like most people you could use more energy throughout the day. How else can we explain drinking that fifth cup of coffee, or fourth energy drink of the day? But what if I were to tell you there is a better […]

Rediscovering the Past

How to learn from ancient cultures so that you don't screw up the present

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Carrying gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, the magi or wise men traveled from a distant country, probably ancient Babylon, to give gifts to the child Jesus. Their gifts represented the three major roles that Jesus fulfilled. The gold represents his authority as king of heaven and earth, the frankincense represents his role as Israel’s decisive […]

Living Without Excuses

How to challenge yourself so that you succeed in every area of life

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

What is your definition of success? I tend to think having lots of money equals success. It doesn’t. Lots of people have made lots of money, and many of them will tell you that being rich doesn’t make you successful. In fact, a successful person recently spent three days telling me just that.

Living Above the Wellness Line

How to Be Healthy So That You Can Enjoy Life's Greatest Moments

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

“Am I healthy?” In today’s world it seems we’re too busy to stop and ask ourselves this important question. On the other hand, it’s a question that seems to preoccupy a lot of us. Just think of all the health and wellness blogs, websites, advertisements, and research articles that are written on the subjects of […]

Chasing Happiness

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Admit it. You want to be happy…all the time. Okay, maybe that’s taking it a bit too far. Most of us will settle for happiness 96% of the time. Americans want to be happy. But we’re not the only ones.     “The pursuit of happiness” is a cherished line in our Declaration of Independence, […]

Music was My Escape

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

Do you remember being twelve? Is it awkward to think about? Anyway, that’s how old I was when I started “borrowing” music cassette tapes from my older brother’s room…and his Walkman too. I grew up in the stratosphere of the working-class-poor American family. It felt an inch higher than living in a homeless shelter. I […]

Keeping Perspective: Eyes to See

David Miller, M.Div., is a preacher, writer, blogger, fundraiser, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. He is a devoted husband, loving father, and great man of faith (in progress).

God said, “Let there be…” And everything life-giving that we experience is from that indescribably awesome moment when God spoke. From Genesis (the first book of the Bible) we learn that God made everything in creation and “it was very good.”     If you believe this story, if you believe that an eternal and […]

Is the Bible Reliable?- Sermon This Sunday

Can we consider the Bible reliable in today’s day and world? What questions do you have about the Bible if you believe in it, but aren’t sure what to believe? This Sunday, I will be a guest preacher examining the question, “Is the Bible Reliable?” We’ll examine what we mean when we ask this question, […]

Sleeplessness Scares Me Again

Anxiety and sleeplessness: I have them both. The anxiety gets overlooked during the day, fired up at bedtime, and leaves me sleepless in the night. I can probably count at least 5-6 nights in the last month alone that I’ve had trouble getting to sleep.  Each night, thoughts begin racing through my head the moment […]