Sunday, December 30, 2012

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 21:4

Beloved, one day I will gently touch your face and wipe away your tears. Tears you have shed in sorrow over sin. Tears over the pain in your heart from regret. Tears for the loss of loved ones to sickness and death. Tears from the hurt that people inflicted upon you. Tears of frustration and anger. I know about tears; my Son wept at the grave of his beloved friend Lazerus. One day tears will be no more. There will be no more reason to cry, for I will remove all of that regret and loss and hurt and frustration and anger. Gone. I will replace your sorrows with myself, my love, my presence. I will make all things new.

Father, I long for your presence when You will wipe away all my tears.

Friday, December 7, 2012

I am tag teaming a message about "The Father's Love" with Pastor Jonathan Fuson at the Belleville Church of God this Sunday at the 11:00 AM service. This will be my first time speaking at a church, prayers appreciated! To God be the glory!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

If your looking for a great Christmas story take a look at "The Father's Love" fan page and see readers comments. At the website http://www.thefatherslovebook.com/ you can read book excerpts, watch the video trailer, and connect to The Father's Love twitter and blog feeds.
‎"The drive home seemed to be endless. My mind was a battleground of extremes. Ideas of what to do next to help find David seemed to constantly flood my thinking. Yet the negative side, thinking the worst of what might have happened to my son, was always occupying my mind. Though sleep was dearly...

Friday, November 16, 2012

If you speak to someone who claims to know God and you are not certain of their salvation, ask them if they have been born again(John 3:1-7). If they are not sure (1 John 5:10) or they say that they haven't, here is how you can bring focus to its importance. Tell them that the difference between believing in God and being born again is like the difference between believing in a parachute and putting it on. There's a big difference when you jump from the plane. Then say, Do you know what convinced me that I had to be born again? It was the 10 Commandments. Then take them through the spiritual nature of the Law, which brings the knowledge of sin (Romans 7:7). 1 John 5:1- Evidence Bible

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I want to thank all of you that voted and made me one of the 50 Great Writer's You Should Be Reading! What a tremendous honor for me and the others that also won! I couldn't have done it without your support and I congratulate all of those that won and those that were nominated! To God be ALL the glory!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow50Writers2012-VoteClose.html

Monday, September 3, 2012



This is another story about angels that I would like to share with you. My desperate prayer to God to save my missing son and the instant miracle that followed completely transformed me from someone who believed in God to someone who KNEW there is a God! I had surrendered my will for His will. I now knew that I could ask and trust God for anything that is His will.
As I began to walk this new walk of faith, I was seeing prayer after prayer answered. Miracles of healing's and other miracles. Sometimes they would be instantaneous, sometimes they took awhile. Regardless of when they were answered they were huge faith builders. The Lord was waking me up in the middle of the night and talking to me. I was receiving dreams and visions of things that were happening or about to happen. The gift of discernment was becoming evident as I was being shown that certain people and their motives were not of God. It can be overwhelming at times.
More and more people began to ask me to pray for them or for someone that they knew. It is a tremendous honor and also a tremendous burden. I wanted to always see the prayer answered immediately and did not stop praying until it was answered. After becoming a Chaplain I started to do visitation in hospitals and emergency rooms. A friend of mine and my wife Dorinda asked if I could make a visit to the hospital to pray with her mother. She was in intensive care and was in a coma. I had never met her before but I told our friend that I would be glad to visit her mom and made plans to go the next morning.
I have always made sure to pray in my prayer room before going on any type of mission for the Lord. If it was not possible to go to the prayer room, I still always made sure to pray wherever I was, and ask the Holy Spirit to not only lead and guide me but to actually come with me and take over whatever mission I am on for the Lord. This trip was no different. I spent some time in my prayer room, my secret place, and made sure that I let God know that I can not heal a fly, but that I needed Him to come with me.
Driving to the hospital I felt the usual amount of nervousness that I believe comes from the flesh in knowing that I am nothing without God working in me and with me. When I walked into the room where our friends mother was I was stunned. There were several nurses working around her. She had tubes and wires somewhat hiding her from view. There were machines surrounding her. Her eyes were closed as she looked to be in the coma as I was told. I let the nurses know that I had come to pray with her. They told me that if I would give them a few minutes they could leave me alone with her.
As I waited I just closed my eyes and prayed quietly. The image of this poor lady was right there in my mind as I prayed. I felt a touch on my arm as a nurse let me know that I could pray with her now. I walked over to her, lay my hand on her arm and prayed a short prayer asking God to help her come out of this coma and to heal her and bring her home to her family. When I finished I left the room and walking down the hall met her daughter coming to the room. I returned to the room with her and spent a few minutes with her and her mom then I left. I continued to pray daily for her, and heard that she had come out of her coma and was soon to leave the hospital.
About a month later on a Sunday morning right before church service began our friend came up to me and said that her mother whom I had prayed with was at the service and wanted to meet me. Service was about to begin so she said that when we greet the guests she would bring her over. After our praise and worship finished we started our “greet the guest” music, and as I turned around I saw our friend bringing her mom toward me. I really could not recognize her. The last time I had seen her she was covered with the tubes and wires in the hospital bed, now she looked so good and had a big smile on her face.
She walked up to me and gave me a big hug and thanked me over and over for coming and praying with her. I told her that she was welcome but it was really God that she should thank, if not for Him I would not have even been there. She said that she understood but that there was something else she needed to tell me. Looking me straight in the eyes with such joy, she said that I would not believe all of the angels that had come into the room with me when I came in to pray with her. I was stunned. Tears began to roll down her cheeks and at the same time down mine. I didn’t know what to say so I said “really?” She said, “Yes several of them.” I just hugged her and her daughter and thanked her for telling me and that it was so good to see her up, healthy, and at church. Though she had been in a coma God had shown her His angels had come in to heal her. Wow! He had also given me another increase in faith, and wisdom to always pray and invite the Holy Spirit in. Thank You so much Jesus! I can do nothing by myself but;
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Saturday, July 28, 2012

     I would like to talk about some of the miracles that I have witnessed. I probably will not talk about the ones that I wrote about in "The Father's Love." But I might at a later date. 
     After God answered my prayer for the return of my son in such a miraculous way in "The Father's Love" I was a completely changed man. I was delivered from smoking, drinking, anger, hatred, lust, and much more. Most everyone that I knew could not believe it. Most thought that it was temporary, that I would "get over it." It has been almost ten years and I still did not get over it. God's power is real, awesome, and everlasting.
     I remember the first few Sundays my wife Dorinda and I went to church after my transformation. When the offering plate came around I was giving everything that was in my wallet, hundreds of dollars, nearly my whole weeks pay. You see, God had become real to me. Oh, I always believed in God, but He had become REALLY REAL to me. The creator of everything, EVERYTHING, this earth, universe, us, had taken the time to hear my desperate cry for help, my prayer of surrender of my will for His will, and had "instantly" answered my prayer! Wow!
     After a few weeks I realized that I needed a place to be alone with God. Two of our sons had already moved out and that left us with an empty bedroom. My wife had plans to turn it into a closet for her. I had plans to turn it into a prayer room. A "secret place" for God and I to meet. I won this one. We would begin by giving the room a fresh coat of paint. We began to gather items that we felt needed to be in a prayer room. Pictures, candles, a rustic table for books, anointing oil, special items that would give the room a personal touch. I found a light-up fluorescent cross for the wall ( a tad bit smaller then the one on the wall at church).
     Now it was finally coming together. But, we lacked one more important item, a chair to sit in when reading. I began to visit local furniture stores to scope out that "perfect" chair. I visited several stores. I looked online. I found many that were perfect, but none of them felt just right, so we waited and continued searching. My Pastor Ron Stewart had scheduled a work day at the church for the Saturday coming up. My wife Dorinda and I both went. A few hours after beginning work my wife came and found me and said to come with her that she needed to show me something. Helping to empty out an old storage room she had found an old two seat pew that the church was going to throw away. It was the perfect size, it matched the prayer rooms color, it felt right! We took the pew home and put it in the prayer room. We loved it! That night my wife called her parents in Alabama. Her father the Reverend G.J.Chandler, was the former Pastor of our church and had built the building where we  now worshiped God. He told us that that was the pew that he always sat in before he came to the podium to speak! We had waited for the perfect seating for our prayer room and we had found it. Looking over the pew that night I found a prayer cloth stuck underneath where someone had placed it years ago. It is still there! Praise the Lord! 
     Miracle? Maybe. We were so happy that I know I went to bed with a huge smile on my face. The next morning, Sunday morning, I awoke early just at daylight. I could hear this amazing singing, angelic, coming from somewhere. It was soft but penetrating. I slowly crept out of bed and edged my way towards the prayer room. It was coming from inside. I was frozen with anticipation. Should I open the door and look? Did I really believe what I was thinking? An angel singing in our newly finished prayer room? My whole body had goosebumps. Big ones. As I reached for the door handle my eyes must have been as big as saucers! As I slowly opened the door the singing stopped. I sat down in the pew, my body trembling with joy! The Holy Spirit let me know that God was pleased with our new secret place. I wept tears of joy and love for my King! He was pleased!
     I did not mention this to Dorinda until the following week. As she stood in our kitchen I told her about what I had heard. She was amazed. Just then my son David came walking into the kitchen with eyes wide open. He had overheard me telling Dorinda about the angel singing. He had heard it also but was afraid to tell us until he heard me talking about it. Confirmation. 
     God loves us so much that He sent an angel to let us know that He loves it when we love Him back! Glory to God!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Deuteronomy 4:39
 
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Nothing else needs to be said.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I had a great interview with the amazing Monica Schmelter of the Bridges Show on WHTN Nashville. Learn more about "The Father's Love" at http://www.thefatherslovebook.com/

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


The Father's Love is a Finalist for Readers Favorite 2012 Book Of The Year in Christian Non-Fiction category! 
 Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite

"The Father’s Love" is an emotionally charged and inspiring short novel written by Dave Moore. This story is inspired by true events and real people. Dave Moore’s son, David, is a freshman in college who is facing difficult times when he suddenly leaves a note and vanishes. David is too afraid to admit to his father that he might have let him down. When Dave’s son disappears, he sets out on the most heart-wrenching mission that a father wishes they would never have to go on. The pain and desperation drives Dave to the depths of hell and back. Dave’s story is not only about him being a father, but also about trusting in The Father above to help him find his son.

This short Christian novel is truly inspiring and uplifting. Even though this is a short book, the wording flows nicely and the plot is solid. Each chapter is filled with emotions, faith, loss and love. The cover of the book is truly captivating and catches the reader’s eye. It is a book that the reader will want to pick up and not put down. Any parent can relate to this story as we all have fears that our children will wonder off, be abducted or even worse. Dave Moore brings us along on his true-life, desperate journey to find his son and God is always there alongside of him. I could not set this book down and had to finish it in one setting because I was so emotionally invested in this incredible story of strength and determination. Dave is entwined with personal tragedy and incredible pain, and then is transformed before our eyes. God truly does change lives if we let him in and accept his help. When Dave is at his lowest and he surrenders to God, he will provide the answers that Dave so desperately needs. I recommend this book to people in all walks of faith as well as every parent. This is a must read and something we can all relate to. We all need to be reminded of how strong and unconditional God’s love for us is. Dave Moore hits it out of the ball-park with this outstanding short Christian novel.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness.
Luke 11:34
My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you....
Make them pure and holy by teaching them your words of truth.
John 17:9,17
God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
Matthew 5:8

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

God calls His people His sheep, and He places leaders over them to shepherd them. Those who have accepted the responsibility of caring for God's people deserve respect and appreciation. At the same time, they should never forget that they are accountable to someone else-Jesus, the head Shepherd. He rewards the shepherd who proves faithful, and He punishes any shepherd who leads His sheep astray.
Jeremiah 1:1-4

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Romans 8:38-39
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't, and the demon's can't. Our fears for today, our promises about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Keep your eyes on Jesus. No matter the trial, no matter what man has done to you, if you have failed, keep your eyes on Jesus! His eyes are always on you!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Very excited to go to Canada tomorrow to be on the longest running talk show 100 Huntley Street and talk about "The Father's Love." Dorinda and I will be on live Monday morning at 9:00 AM on Global TV & 11:00AM, 9:00PM, 11:00PM, and 2:30AM on CTS. The website is http://crossroads.ca/television/huntley, and the youtube channel is http://100huntley.com/program.php. The youtube is not live.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Praise


Praise is the expression of approval, commendation, or admiration usually of a deity, ruler or hero. In my mind and in my praise, Jehovah God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are my God, my Lord, and my Hero. From the first moment that God opened my spiritual eyes and showed me the truth that He is real, that He loves me, hears my prayers, and most importantly that His Son Jesus died for me, I have loved to praise the Lord.
Many people think that the best time to praise the Lord is when we are at church on Sunday. Praising God together with our brothers and sisters in Christ is a very satisfying and faith building time. Singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs along with the many instruments of music blesses the Lord with praise. But we should be living a life that praises God all day, every day. Loving the things that God loves and hating the things that God hates praise’s the Lord.
Telling people our testimony of what great things God has done in our lives is praising the Lord. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 that if we let our light shine that people will see our good deeds and give glory and praise to God. Praise is also a most powerful weapon against Satan and just as we put on our clothing daily we should put on a garment of praise daily. Satan does not like to listen to our praise to God and whenever he comes against you begin to praise and thank and give God the glory and the enemy will flee from you.
In times of praise in my prayer room and in church I have felt the presence of God in many different ways. I have felt His presence completely fill the room as if He was going right through me. I have smelled His presence like the aroma of a thousand beautiful wildflowers. I have heard Him speak into my spirit and envelope me in a sea of bright light. I am not ashamed to lift my hands, run, shout, or cry torrents of tears of joy in my praise. Isaiah 38:19-20 says; “the living, they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth. The Lord is ready to save me; therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the house of the Lord. Psalms 150:6 “Let everything that hath breath and every breath of life praise the Lord.” I will praise You forever my Lord!

 Dave Moore is a chaplain serving through Victorious Life Church of God in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Dave volunteers to pray with the sick and the lost in hospitals, nursing homes, prison, and jails. He is married to the love of his life, Dorinda, and has three sons, Shane, Adam, and David. His book “The Father’s Love” is the true story of his cross-country search for his missing son and how he found Jesus. You can learn more at http://www.thefatherslovebook.com/.

Praise Video: http://youtu.be/8lAmUSu7RR4

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations; and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them: He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, and He will repay him to his face.
Deuteronomy 7:9-10

Friday, May 18, 2012

There's a tendency to measure a "great" church in terms of attendance, financial health, and the number of staff members, facilities, and programs. While these things are not necessarily bad, Jesus presents us with a new view-a new way of thinking about church. He says, "It's great that you are getting together. Now, what about those lonely souls out there who still don't have a group, who don't know Me? Go find them! They are the ones I'm most worried about. Can't you make room for one more. Such thinking reminds us that every single person matters to God. It also warns us about becoming complacent.
Luke 15:7

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The last 11 days were the most amazing and wonderful days! They began with 4 days with my sister and brother in-law Jerry & Darla Shepard in Vero Beach Florida. We went to the beach, ate wonderful food, talked about God, had a great Sunday service and meal, and celebrated my birthday, all with my son and wife Dorinda! Then we went to Lakeland to spend a week with our very good friends Pastor Ron & Coleen Stewart in Lakeland Florida. We again had many great meals,had so many special moments, so many laughs, spent a lot of our time talking about God, had my first television interview with Arthelene Rippy of Homekeepers on CTN, and went to Lee College in Cleveland Tennessee to watch my son graduate with a bachelors degree in Church Leadership! I am so proud of you son for your accomplishments, your service to God, and the difference you are making in the kingdom! We had two very good and special church services this Sunday and were able to see the Mission Florida graduation ceremony for the first time. Thank you to all of those that made our vacation so special and especially to God who made it all possible. I love all of you!! Thank you Father God, Lord Jesus, and Holy Spirit!! I will love and serve you forever!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

It is usually not difficult to love close friends and family members. And it's usually not tough to show a bit of compassion to desperate, pitiable people in crisis. But what about mean people or heartless enemies? What about loving the very people who have hurt and wronged you?
That's the unexpected power of the gospel of Christ. When Jesus invades our lives, he replaces (if we allow Him) our natural tendencies toward bitterness and revenge with the unnatural (supernatural) ability to treat others with mercy and grace. This is how Jesus lived. So when He lives within us, it is how we can and should live.

Friday, April 20, 2012

When we share out faith, we are in a win/win situation. If people accept what we say, we win. If we plant the seed of God's Word, we win; and even if we are rejected, we win. This is because the Bible says that when that happens, the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon us. When we contend for the faith and are rejected, we are to rejoice and leap for joy, for great is our reward in heaven (Luke 6:22,23). It is a winning situation every single time that you share your faith!
Mark Cahill

Thursday, April 19, 2012

James 1:19 Let us always be quick to hear and slow to speak. I am guilty of this more often then I would like to admit. I am the type of person that needs a little time to consider my words and my choices. When possible it is always best to wait on God. Psalm 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.

And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, you can not overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God. Acts 5: 38-39

We must listen for God's still small voice. 1 Kings 19: 12, and let God be God!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fliterary: Trailer Talk Tuesday -- Dave Moore

Fliterary: Trailer Talk Tuesday -- Dave Moore: Howdy, friends! Our blog post auto function isn't working, so please forgive this late installment of Book Trailer Talk Tuesday The...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Parable of the Fishless Fisherman
Fellowship. They were surrounded by streams and lakes full of hungry fish. They met regularly to discuss the call to fish, the abundance of fish, and the thrill of catching fish.They got excited about fishing.
Someone suggested that they needed a philosophy of fishing, so they carefully defined and redefined fishing, and the purpose of fishing. They developed fishing strategies and tactics. Then they realized that they had been going at it backwards. They had approached fishing from the point of view of the fisherman, and not from the point of view of the fish. How do fish view the world? How does the fisherman appear to the fish? What do fish eat, and when? These are all good things to know. So they began research studies, and attended conferences on fishing. Some traveled to faraway places to study different kinds of fish with different habits. Some got doctorates in fishology. But no one had yet gone fishing.
So a committee was formed to send out fishermen. As prospective fishing places outnumbered fishermen, the committee needed to determine priorities. A priority list of fishing places was posted on bulletin boards in all of the fellowship halls. But still, no one was fishing. A survey was launched to find out why. Most did not answer the survey, but from those who did, it was discovered that some felt called to study fish, a few to furnish fishing equipment, and several to go around encouraging the fishermen. What with meetings, conferences, and seminars, they just simply didn't have time to fish.
Now, Jake was a newcomer to the Fisherman's Fellowship. After one stirring meeting of the Fellowship, he went fishing and caught a large fish. At the next meeting, he told his story and was honored for his catch. He was told that he had a special "gift of fishing." He was then scheduled to speak at all the Fellowship chapters and tell how he did it.
With all the speaking invitations and his election to the board of directors of the Fisherman's Fellowship, Jake no longer had time to go fishing. But soon he began to feel restless and empty. He longed to feel the tug on the line once again. So he cut the speaking, he resigned from the board, and he said to a friend, "Let's go fishing." They did, just the two of them, and they caught fish. The members of the Fisherman's Fellowship were many, the fish were plentiful, but the fishers were few.
Anonymous
From the Evidence Bible

Monday, April 16, 2012

A vast multitude of faces encircles the exalted Christ. The white robed crowd is composed of representatives from every nation, tribe, people, and language on earth. They're shouting praises at the top of their lungs. At the same time, mighty angels and other mysterious onlookers are falling on their faces in worship.
If these are the worship practices of those with the clearest view of Christ, how should we alter the way we give praise to the Lord here and now?
Revelation 7:9

Saturday, April 14, 2012

All the nations will be gathered in His Presence, and He will separate them as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at His right hand and the goats at His left. Then the King will say to those on the right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."
Matthew 25: 32-34

He will send forth His angels with the sound of a mighty trumpet blast, and they will gather together His chosen ones from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.
Matthew 24:31
Eternal life doesn't just mean living forever-it means living forever in a relationship with God. It doesn't start when you die; it starts when you come to know Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Thats why Jesus is referred to as eternal life. Paul tells us to hold tightly to eternal life that God has given, so hang on to Jesus with all your heart.
1John 5:20

Author Interviews - The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

Author Interviews - The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

Friday, April 13, 2012

I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Matthew 5:44
Pray for the happiness of those who curse you. Pray for those that hurt you. Luke 6:28

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Since God is full of mercy and love and forgiveness, the common assumption is that there are many paths or doorways to God. Surely He accepts all who are "sincere."
This sounds so noble-until you hear the words of Jesus on the subject. He was short and to the point: "The door to heaven is narrow." He went on to declare that a lot of people who think they have a ticket for eternal life will be surprised when they get turned away at heaven's gates. On another occasion Jesus called himself the door (or "gate" see John 10:7-9), meaning we find God only through Him.
Instead of complaining about there being only "one way," we should rejoice that there is a way!
Luke 13:22-30
John 9:31 
Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and does His will, him He hears.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our faith isn't intellectual; it is experiential. We don't know about God, we know Him. At the University of Chicago Divinity School, each year they have what is called "Baptist Day." It is a day when the school invites all the Baptists in the area to the school because they want the Baptist dollars to keep coming in. On this day each one is to bring a lunch to be eaten outdoors in a grassy picnic area. Every "Baptist Day" the school would invite one of the greatest minds to lecture in the theological education center. One year they invited Dr. Paul Tillich. Dr. Tillich spoke for two and a half hours proving that the resurrection of Jesus was false. He quoted scholar after scholar and book after book. He concluded that since there was no such thing as the historical resurrection, the religious tradition of the Church was groundless, emotional mumbo-jumbo, because it was based on a relationship with a risen Jesus, who, in fact, never rose from the dead in any literal sense. He then asked if there were any questions. After about thirty seconds, an old preacher with a head of short-cropped, woolly white hair stood up in the back of the audience. "Docta Tillich, I got one question," he said as all eyes turned toward him. He reached into his lunch sack and pulled out an apple and began eating it. "Docta Tillich (crunch, munch), Now, I ain't never read them books you read (crunch, munch), and I can't recite the Scriptures in the original Greek (crunch, munch). I don't know nothin' about Niebuhr and Heidegger (crunch, munch)." He finished the apple. "All I wanna know is: This apple I just ate-was it bitter or sweet?" Dr. Tillich paused for a moment and answered in exemplary scholarly fashion: "I cannot possibly answer that question, for I haven't tasted your apple." The white-haired preacher dropped the apple core into his crumpled paper bag, looked up at Dr. Tillich and said calmly, "Neither have you tasted my Jesus." The 1,000-plus in attendance could not contain themselves. The auditorium erupted with applause and cheers. Dr. Tillich thanked his audience and promptly left the platform. "Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him" (Psalm 34:8). It has been well said, "The man with an experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument."
From The Evidence Bible

Living Joyfully Free Radio: Living Joyfully Free with guest, Dave Moore

Living Joyfully Free Radio: Living Joyfully Free with guest, Dave Moore: Please click on the photo template or the audio button below  to listen to my guest, Dave Moore ! A missing son, a desperate ...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Interview with David Moore

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There are two seasons throughout the course of our calender year when Christians are particularly mindful of the sacrifice offered to earth for redemption; Christmas and Easter. Is it possible to attend a religious service on those two Sundays and not be reminded of our heavenly Father's great love? Author David Moore can relate to the palpable feelings involved in losing a son for the spiritual gain of others better than most.

On a Friday night in 2002, his son slipped through his fingers and what follows is the nightmare every parent prays to avoid. His sincere narrative involves blood, sweat and tears, and the power of radical change that only prayer can offer. This is more than a bad story with a good ending, and to this day, it still resurrects the painful gut wrenching loss Moore perceived to be his new reality.

Connecting with Moore through our recent interview was a connection to our heavenly Father and the greater purposes he intends to be birthed through pain. The story is painful, the message clear. God loves us more than we could ever imagine and in that love, is everything we could ever need.

MN-Ten years ago, your wife finds a note written by your son stating he had left because he couldn't bear the burden of his perceived failure or what it might do to you. When you realized that he had runaway and why he had run away, what did that do to you as a father?

DM-It made me really take a look at myself. I took custody of my son David when he was one and a half years old and raised him by myself until I married my wife Dorinda five years later. Everyone told me what a great father I was to raise my son by myself for five years and I bought into that. I felt like I had always been a good father, tried to always give to and do as much as I could for him. What I realized after he disappeared was that I had been more of a ruler then a father. I was loud, ruled with anger and fear, with a my way or the highway attitude. This was the same way I was raised and I always hated my dad for it.

MN-You immediately hit the streets doing everything you could to find him. What was that experience like?

DM-It was the most terrifying thing that had ever happened tome. I have lost both of my parents and it is a very hard thing to cope with. It still does not compare to the panic, pain and fear that I felt for those five days.

MN-You interacted with several homeless shelters and street people. What did this experience teach you about homeless Americans?

DM-I have mixed emotions because the homeless people I met in Dayton were wonderful,compassionate, and wanted nothing more then to help me, they would not even accept any money that I tried to give them. The homeless people that I encountered in Atlanta were the opposite. They only wanted to take my money, try to take advantage of me, and I would find out later that they had also robbed my son while he was there. I still have a heart to help the needy and have worked in our food ministry for 9 years but I am also careful with them.

MN-Your prayer of submission to God changes everything. Your son was found moments later, but the instant transformation in you was incredible. In your opinion, what is the greater of the two miracles?

DM-I truly feel like it is not two but both are part of the same miracle. God is always searching for his children to come home just like I was searching for my son. He used this one situation to accomplish one great miracle of salvation for my son David, my wife Dorinda, and I.

MN-Your faith was tested shortly after this event. By this time, you, your wife Dorinda and David have dedicated your lives to God. David was injured in a football game and it was documented through x-rays that he had a torn esophagus and broken neck. You immediately called out to God and minutes later it is confirmed the hole had closed and the neck was no longer broken.What role does prayer play in your family now?

DM-Prayer is a part of our everyday life now as much as eating and breathing. Prayer is how we communicate with God and nourish our relationship with Him. We have seen many other miracles of answered prayer for ourselves and for others through our prayer lives. I have always said that when you need God get down on your face and show Him.

MN-I've seen you write "To God be all the glory"in a few places. Tell me what that means to you.

DM-It is so easy in our flesh to take the credit for things that go right in our lives. Sometimes I have prayed and seen a miracle answer to prayer and then completely forget to recognize and thank God for what He had obviously done. We are very quick to blame God at times. I want to live and talk in a way that always gives God the credit for everything good. Truly every good thing comes from Him.

MN-How is David doing now?

DM-David is doing great. He has been working as a leader in Mission Florida through Abundant Life Church of God in Lakeland Florida. This discipleship group raises up leaders and sends them out into the world to make a difference in the Kingdom of God. David has completed the first step in receiving his minister’s credentials and will be graduating from Lee University this spring with a Bachelors Degree in Church Leadership. I am so very proud of him.

MN-What significance does Easter have for you as it relates to and parallels your relationship with David?

DM-Easter is the most holy and special day of the year for me.God allowed His Son to be humiliated, tortured, and murdered horribly to save us. There is not a one of us that would even consider doing that with our child. I know I wouldn’t. Yet the bible says in Isaiah 53:10 that it pleased God to bruise Him. Both the Father and the Son volunteered to suffer for our salvation. I love my son so very much, yet how much more God loves us.

MN-In writing the book, was it difficult reliving those painful memories?

DM-It really was. I am crying even as I write this now. Every time I rewrote it I was reliving it. It brings back such emotions of pain yet tears of joy.

MN-Do you have a favorite Bible verse that sums up your spiritual journey thus far?

DM-Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will rejoice over thee with singing.

David Moore is a chaplain serving through Victorious Life Church of God in Ypsilanti, Michigan. David volunteers to pray with the sick and the lost in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, and jails. He is married to the love of his life, Dorinda and has three sons, Shane, Adam, and David. You can learn more about David's ministry and his book at “The Father’s Love Website".  You can order a copy of his book through Tate Publishing or through Amazon.  

Author Interviews - The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

Author Interviews - The Wordsmith Journal Magazine

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Jesus took our fallen nature, that was subject to all of the curse, in order that we might have His divine nature which can resist all the curse. He took our weaknesses in order that we might have His strength. He took our humanity that we might be filled with His divinity. He took our impatience that we might have His patience. He took our hate that we might have His love. He who was always meek, took our pride that we might have His humility. He took our nature-which resists all evil done to us-in order that we might have His meekness, and so obey God, bearing with joyfulness all the evil that God permits people to do to us. He, who did all His Father’s will, took our disobedient spirit in order that we might have His obedient spirit-a spirit which delights to do the will of God, even when there is great suffering connected with it. He took our hasty spirit, in order that we might have His long-suffering spirit, ready to suffer all things, even when long continued, and still be kind. He took our sicknesses in order that we might have His health. He took our pains that we might have His freedom from pain. He took our poverty of life that we might have the abundant life that He came to bring, so that our whole spirit, soul and body can be preserved blameless. He became so poor that He had not where to lay His head in order that we may lack nothing, and says, “My God shall supply all your need.” He took our banishment from God that we might have continual fellowship with God. He became our sin that we might become His holiness. He became our unrighteousness that by faith we might be perfectly righteous. His one purpose in doing all this was to make it possible for us to have everything that He is-being and abiding in us. Just as Jesus chose what we were, so we must choose to be exactly what He is, and no more let go or turn away than Jesus did. C. Nuzum

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

For an incredible testimony of A Father's Love, please listen to this great interview with Dave Moore! — with Lisa Buffaloe and Dave Moore.
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Living Joyfully Free The direct link to the show.... http://www.livingjoyfullyfree.blogspot.com/2012/03/living-joyfully-free-with-guest-dave.html

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I won't go back, I can't go back, to the way it used to be before Your presence came and changed me. Thank You Lord!

Monday, March 12, 2012

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. 1John 4:18-21

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Amid A Frantic Search For His Son A Father Finds His Faith