Author Archives: David Timms

End of a Season: THANKS!

Dear friends – I have decided that Because of GraceĀ (this blog) has run its course. Well over 1,000 of you have generously received my blog posts — many of you for many years. I am grateful beyond words for your … Continue reading

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Trying or Training?

At the end of 2017, I spoke with Dr. John Coe, Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University. He’s a delightful and gracious person. As we chatted about spiritual formation, he raised the important distinction between training … Continue reading

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World’s Toughest Marathon

When John Kelly and Gary Robbins lined up for last year’s Barkley Marathons (2017), little could they know the drama at the end. The Barkley Marathons is perhaps the most grueling race in the United States. It is, in fact, … Continue reading

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Shape Your World

Dear friends, I’ve been a littleĀ  quiet on the blog posts in recent times because I’ve been working on completing my latest book, which I’m pleased to say has been released on Amazon today. Leadership happens anytime one person influences … Continue reading

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Gotta Die First

We LOVE stories of escape and survival (and the occasional Hallmark movie). Think of Steve McQueen and James Garner in the 1963 classic The Great Escape. Those of us old enough to remember it have probably watched it more than … Continue reading

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Distance & Desolation

Some days we feel the Presence of God as tangibly as a hand on our shoulder. Other days we’re traipsing alone through Death Valley under a scorching sun. Spiritual distance and desolation may come our way for a day, a … Continue reading

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“Is a day without achievement a day well-lived?” The question makes me uncomfortable. I don’t mind swapping the workplace for the home, but I’ve got lists of things to do in each place. And the more I’ve checked off my … Continue reading

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