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Author Archive: Nic Davidson

Nic Davidson and his wife joined the Church in ’08 after growing up in the Assemblies of God. He was a youth minister in Duluth, MN, spent 3 years working as a missionary on the Caribbean island of Dominica while his wife attended Med School, and just finished writing a 3-year youth ministry curriculum for the Diocese of Duluth, MN. While on-island, he and his wife adopted three wonderful siblings. He has returned to the States and blogs at Death Before Death and keeps you updated on his family at The Dynamic Davidson Duo.

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Two Mothers Teresa: The Art of Leaving

September 6, AD 2016 0 Comments
Two Mothers Teresa: The Art of Leaving

“We cannot make circumstances turn out in a specific, pre-determined resolution of our preference. We can, however, know that when these decisions greet us, we can cut every tie, every umbilical, every grasp, and offer ourselves to the equation, regardless of the pain.”

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Princess Esther and Saying Yes to Adoption

July 13, AD 2016 1 Comment
Princess Esther and Saying Yes to Adoption

You may not be able to create life, but you can almost always save one. If you say yes.

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With People, Philanthropy, Not Investment

June 14, AD 2016 1 Comment
With People, Philanthropy, Not Investment

“Investors see refunds and returns and, since humans are neither of those, they will always come up empty.”

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Identity Lies & Where Your Identity Lies

May 17, AD 2016 1 Comment
Identity Lies & Where Your Identity Lies

“We’ve got a stranglehold on being “us”, because we’re afraid of losing ourselves in the swarm; but the problem with a stranglehold is that, eventually, what we’re holding gets….strangled.”

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Superman and a 38-Year-Old Boy

April 19, AD 2016 7 Comments
Superman and a 38-Year-Old Boy

From the onset, that’s what I always found in Superman and wanted for myself. No one was left unaffected. In that possible world, the scrawny and the bully, the beautiful and the broken, they all squint upward, crane their necks, and rise.

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On Loving More

March 22, AD 2016 0 Comments
On Loving More

That’s the beautiful message of this gospel of life (evangelium vitae)–that our seemingly feeble attempts at love, our lackluster stutter steps not only make Him proud, but that His strength is most evident in my weakness.

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Praying “for” Others

February 23, AD 2016 3 Comments
Praying “for” Others

My wife, Jacelyn, is a pit bull when it comes to anything she knows is true, right, or necessary. When she looked out the window on a dusty, dirty road in Cambodia and saw–more clearly than she ever had–the vast need in the world, it took less than a minute for her to decide to […]

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Making A Murderer, Loving the Guilty

January 26, AD 2016 0 Comments
Making A Murderer, Loving the Guilty

It is the heart of Christianity, though, to leave the safety of innocence and take the pain and suffering of someone else’s guilt upon yourself…Fight to preserve the innocent, but fight just as hard to restore the guilty.

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Armchair Experts: A Gigabyte Wide and a Kilobyte Deep

December 1, AD 2015 11 Comments
Armchair Experts: A Gigabyte Wide and a Kilobyte Deep

I have friends who have PhD’s. I am married to an MD. I am surrounded by people who have been in school for nearly every year of their lives. And I feel so bad for them. In fact, I feel bad for all the poor fools who devote decades of their lives to delving into the depths […]

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No Generation Exists In a Vacuum

November 3, AD 2015 1 Comment
No Generation Exists In a Vacuum

My in-laws are moving in. Within 24 hours, they will reside in our residence. The lives of the Davidsons and the Dales are about to take a giant leap in proximity and, hopefully, community. They’re not running from the law (anymore) or destitute and in need of a roof over their heads. They’re moving because […]

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Forget Trust Falls; Try a Game of Throws

October 6, AD 2015 1 Comment
Forget Trust Falls; Try a Game of Throws

The most fun comes from the times He waits a bit longer to catch you than He has before.

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Disqus or Dining Room: Choosing Battlefields

September 8, AD 2015 4 Comments
Disqus or Dining Room: Choosing Battlefields

Last month, I wrote about the new virtue I’ve created which enables us to restrain our responses, tame our tongues, and control our selves. I am calling this new virtue “Nicstrength” for obvious fiscal and copyrighting reasons. In the aforementioned article, I showed readers how they can avoid the exhaustion and hypertension that comes with diving facelong into every […]

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Battles and Battlefields: Choose, But Choose Wisely

August 11, AD 2015 1 Comment
Battles and Battlefields: Choose, But Choose Wisely

The wisdom and liberation in choosing what, when, and where you fight.

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ISIS, Robin Williams, and “Those Who Mourn”

August 12, AD 2014 9 Comments
ISIS, Robin Williams, and “Those Who Mourn”

The descriptions are many, the adjectives are abundant. Travesty. Horrific. Incomprehensible. Senseless. You can’t scroll down one page on Facebook without seeing a shared link of the pain, suffering, and death of people around the world. The implications of such extreme evil and despair are difficult to wrap our minds around. We want to grieve […]

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"You Complete Me" and Other Lies We Tell

August 8, AD 2014 4 Comments
"You Complete Me" and Other Lies We Tell

For the first 7 years of our marriage, I tried my darndest to be the best husband on the planet. “Get over yourself, Nic” was my mantra. Whatever she asked for, whatever she needed, whatever she wanted, I would do everything within my power to provide it. I wanted to be what I should be […]

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