Monday, September 19, 2011

The End of One Season Always Leads to the Beginning of the Next

Family Photo With Required Goofy Expression
One day Dave T, Tony C. and I were on a 3-way call. I was sitting in the parking lot of McDonald's (I have since been asked to stay off the property - more in a in a bit). It was the beginning of Kingdom Bloggers in October of 2009. Our vision was to tell personal stories about how we engaged the Kingdom of God. HERE is my first post. We weren't really teaching, but giving testimonies about our doubts, our fears, our favorite verses, and the predicaments that we found ourselves in where God showed his faithfulness - even ones where we heard his voice. If you look back over the years of posts, you'll get to know a lot about the virtual church here at KB and the people in it. Our Christian lives are not theory, not about what we know, and certainly not about being perfect (I'd like to cite Tony C. as an example) but how we live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a day-to-day basis.

What's all this season stuff about? Well, Kingdom Bloggers is not going away anytime soon!

David, however; is taking a new direction in his walk with Christ - no I am not going to become a Buddhist or a recluse, praying night and day, I am being promoted. The Lord has called me to some other areas of the Kingdom which have been on my heart for many, many years. Like any good web site, no one wants to read all the fine print, so here are some FAQs:

Q. Are you leaving KB because of some un-named incident?

A. No, in fact, I have already been asking God that when I die, I get to live on the same street in Heaven as Tony, Joyce, Dave, Michelle, Stephanie, Tracy and Andrea. I did ask that Tony be at the end of the street - I heard he snores. I love these folks and they have been powerful in my life, very powerful. In fact it is easier to get them to pray then some of the folks I have come across at the local church. I'm just sayin'!

I have often taught, you train people to take your place in the Kingdom; you model it, you encourage it, and when they step into their destiny, you can be promoted. Tony, Tracy, Joyce and Andrea have become seasoned and committed bloggers. You can count on them to be consistent, thoughtful, sensitive to the Spirit, heart-felt, and best of all: real. Those are the qualities of great Christian Bloggers; it's not about visitors, page views and popularity.

Q. Are you quitting blogging?

A. Mostly, yes.I have been writing blogs since 2005, and there are now over 1000 of them floating about the Internet. I am sure you haven't read them all. In addition to my weekly contribution on KB, I have written personal blogs on Fire & Grace, and recently posted a few wise cracking blogs about weight loss on

Q. What will you be doing with your extra few hours a week?

A. It's a good question. I am devoting more time to teaching and ministry (conferences), which; is a great honor, privilege and joy. I had a prophetic word about returning to my second love (ministry over a year ago), it is just time. I have written a second book which is out for editing (the first one is free online HERE). I hope to publish it as soon as I can afford to do so.

On a personal level, I am taking care of my health, my marriage, and my family. The heart trauma put stress on every area of my life. I now get up and run 2 miles pretty much everyday, and have dinner with my family every night. It's all good - we'll be just fine.

I will be posting on KB as I have time. This is a great crew and a wonderful expression of the Kingdom of God!

Q. How can I find out all that is going on with David?

A. You can follow me on Twitter DSJohndrow or Fire & Grace, that is the best way. I am going to be writing 140 character blogs on a regular basis to update those who care about my work in the Kingdom, the progress of my new book, and probably what I had for dinner - I often post grill pictures! Facebook is a good option too- but that is more about posting pictures of my family with goofy expressions.

Q. Will you miss blogging?

A. Of course I will, but what I loved about it the most was the people, not the words. Please stay in touch, and be blessed. As soon as the Lord gives me a street address in Heaven, I will be sure to post it. Until then, you can find me at

Q. Is there anything else?

A. Yes, the teaching and ministry requires travel, and I could use your prayer support. A couple of people asked if they could give financially, and the answer is yes. I need a plane ticket for late October. Let me know if you want to be part of what is happening!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

It's exciting to see all the doors that God has opened for you in the past year. I'm looking forward to future posts about all that's going on with you.