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The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

  I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He...

The Gift of Grace

Posted by David Barber on

I remember this like yesterday because I thought my dad was going to kill me. I was 5, my two older brothers were 7 and 12. We lived in old farm house in Iowa where my dad was a sharecropper. In other words, part of what he farmed he gave to the owner so we could keep living there. He didn't own...

Branded

Posted by David Barber on

On the ranch side of our operations in Nebraska spring meant new calves, fixing fences, and branding. Branding is putting a mark on your cattle with a hot iron that is shaped in a unique way that identifies the ranch. Why do ranchers brand? One word: ownership. It signify’s to the sale...

Failing Forward

Posted by David Barber on

We all fear failing. Who doesn’t? However, when we become afraid to fail we fail in another way. This becomes the type of failure that keeps us from attempting, from doing, from stepping out into new territories, from speaking new ideas, from inviting friends and classmates to church, or...

Adopted

Posted by David Barber on

I have many titles. I am a minister, a mentor, a mentee, a disciple, a friend, a fixer of broken things, a builder of new things, a husband, and a father. I am quite serious in my pursuits of all of these roles. They come with varying responsibilities. As a minister to students I am called to...