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DaveGerhart

Dave & Amy have been married for 12 years, have two wonderful kids and are in the proces of adopting a third
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Greener Pastures (literally!) by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I spent four months as worship pastor and communication director at Crossroads.  As much as I loved serving there (especially working with senior pastor Mike Haub) God had s ... Read on »
Crossroads by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting After leaving BranchCreek, Amy and I took a few months to explore some of the other churches in the area.  When you're in ministry, you don't really get to see what your bro ... Read on »
Pleasing and Acceptable... by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My goodness!  It's been quite a while since I've posted on the trusty blog here!  I guess by now you can write your name in the the thick layer of dust that has accumulated ... Read on »
When It's Time to Move On... by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This Sunday, Dec. 30th will be my last Sunday at BranchCreek Community Church. I can’t tell you how excited I am excited about what God is doing at Branch ... Read on »
perspective by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have three kids.  It's a fact that I take for granted sometimes, but tonight as they were in the bathtub together, laughing and playing, it hit me that I have three kids! ... Read on »
Open Hand by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We recently had a message at church where they played a clip from the movie "Titanic."  I hadn't seen the movie in years, and while the film is based on a tragedy, it never ... Read on »
Control by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Asher has discovered light switches.  He'll stand on a stool and flip them on and off over an over again giggling with delight.  I'll say, "on" and "off" and have him say it ... Read on »
Affirmation by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sometimes it’s difficult to discern God’s direction during challenging times.  Yet other times, God’s will is so crystal clear that it’s like a clarion call for those who ar ... Read on »
So God has been doing some ... by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So God has been doing some amazing things as of late.  On Aug. 21, we had an all staff meeting at church where our senior pastor revealed that we would be merging our cong ... Read on »
On Friday, we said goo ... by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On Friday, we said goodbye to Abby after 15 years of joy and laughter, love and friendship.  She was such a big part of our story, and we'll miss her terribly. Amy ... Read on »
Um, No....Sorry, Mark. by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I really appreciate Pastor Mark Driscoll 's teaching.  If you're not familiar with his ministry, he's the lead pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA (not to be confused ... Read on »
Taking the Reigns by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I discussed in my last post, my coaching experience led me to realize that I was a passenger of my own life.  In order to experience true fulfillment, I would need to fin ... Read on »
Life Coaching by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I feel a bit like Rip Van Winkle in a 40 year slumber when it comes to this blog.  For years I was devoted to posting daily or as close to it as possible.  But life happens, ... Read on »
When Tragedy Strikes by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yesterday I shared about my visit to the ER courtesy of my beloved 3-year-old, Josiah.  I wanted to share the second part of that story, an encounter that was seared into my ... Read on »
My Kid Put Me in the Hospital! by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last Saturday night, I spent a good 4-5 hours in the local ER with chest pains.  I know chest pains sound scary, but something about the fact that I could make the pain come ... Read on »
New "Lease" on Life by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting SO maybe you noticed that the photo badge of our house disappeared from the bar to the right on the olod blog.  Well, that's because we signed a one year lease last week, of ... Read on »
Raising the Bar for Babies by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A friend of mine recently wrote a four-part series entitled "Raising the Bar for Babies."  It's truly outstanding!  Check it out!! Raising the Bar for Babies | Part 1 ... Read on »
Seriously ADORABLE by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Tonight Josiah didn't want to got to bed; he wanted to ply with Annnie.  So he climbed into her crib and we listened from downstairs as they played and giggled.  We went up ... Read on »
Allergies by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Josiah has joined the millions of americans that suffer from seasonal allergies.  Patricia gave us a heads up that both her and Yvonne suffered from seasonal allergies, but ... Read on »
Fuzzy Top by DaveGerhart Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting At day care the other day, Josiah was on the potty with another boy (there are two stalls side by side).  His friend, Mattthew, couldn't see who was next tom him because of ... Read on »