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About Me & This Website…

About Me & This Website…

Dave Vass was born and raised on a Ranch in Alberta, Canada. He has one brother, Doug, and two sisters, Barb and Chelsea. Today Dave resides in Calgary with his beautiful wife and three small children. Dave attended Junior High & High School at Olds Koinonia, a private school located just outside of Olds. During his school years Dave fell in love with sports and continues to this day playing basketball and hockey. He met Jennifer (his wife) at University…

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God Is Love…

God Is Love…

I just sent this text to my family and thought I’d post it here for everyone to see. God is love. This reality has been becoming more clear as I’m away from all forms of religion. He doesn’t just love. He is love. Where is He we often wonder?  He’s love. Love is what holds all things together. Love is what has conquered all. It’s His love and thus Himself that has won. There’s no fear in love. If you…

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My 8 Year Old Son’s Prayer After The Texas Shooting at The Church…

My 8 Year Old Son’s Prayer After The Texas Shooting at The Church…

I told my son tonight about the shooting.  As we said prayers tonight he said, “Dear Lord in Heaven, I pray for the bad people out there that they would have joy and happiness so that they stop doing such evil things.” Wow, it takes the simplicity of a child to ask God for something that seems so obvious and yet I totally missed it.  I prayed for the ones hurting from all the killing.  Yet, my son thought of…

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Why Is There So Much Suffering In The World?

Why Is There So Much Suffering In The World?

Just last week there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas where 59 people were killed and hundreds injured.  During such horrific tragedies the question always seems to pop up in my mind (and I’m sure others), “Why doesn’t God stop such evil before it happens if He already knows it is going to happen?” The answer isn’t so obvious since this question actually is a lot deeper than we realize. Wouldn’t it be nice if God simply stepped in…

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My Prayer Written on February 23, 2010…

My Prayer Written on February 23, 2010…

Heavenly Father, my Father that loves me and has chosen me as His son through Jesus Christ, I begin this day knowing that I am the heir of the universe.  I am your child.  And I trust that you will guide my steps.  You will bring the right people into my life.  You will expand my business.  You will fill my heart with love.  You will live through me. I begin today with joy beyond measure because you have promised…

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Matthew 6 In My Own Words As If Jesus Gave The Sermon Today…

Matthew 6 In My Own Words As If Jesus Gave The Sermon Today…

So, I’ve been going through a real test of faith lately.  I don’t want to go into the details but for some reason this chapter of the Bible really spoke to me.  It’s interesting because I rarely find the need or desire to read the Bible that much but I was drawn to this.  Of course, if the Bible was translated to keep the message of Christ clear then I think I’d read it more often.  It is the way…

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My Poem…

My Poem…

Under the law I lived Deceived by the lie By my works I must live Do wrong, I’d rather die I must do, do, do Striving to win Such a heavy burden Focused on my sin Seeking His approval What more can I do? Confess my sin daily Guilt screaming me to… Longing for perfection Make me holy like You Yet all I can think of is What should or shouldn’t I do My burden is easy My load is…

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What Is Love?

What Is Love?

I just read somewhere that the most searched phrase on Google in 2011 was “what is love”. I have no idea if this is true or not.  However, it did spark something within me to write about love.  What is true love?  I think we are very confused as to what love truly is, and most of us realize it is NOT what Hollywood portrays.  There’s a voice within us that tells us love is so much more… but what?…

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Ask and you will receive…

Ask and you will receive…

Everywhere I turn I hear the same message today, “You can have anything if you put your mind to it”. Really? What a bunch of hocus pocus.  Sure, humans are very powerful and we can do amazing things… there is no doubt about that.  But, have you ever stopped and considered that you cannot even control your heart beat? Yet, the world would have you to believe that even though you are totally dependent on something outside yourself for every…

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What Is Faith?

What Is Faith?

It’s hard to define. To me faith is evidence of Life within.  It is miraculous.  It can only be seen by showing its works and yet faith has nothing to do with works. Faith has ears to hear God’s voice. It is NOT “belief” as the world would convince you… far from it.  It has nothing to do with belief. It is something real within, unshakable, undeniable, and unmistakable. Those with Faith understand.  You can’t explain it until you experience…

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Do I Believe in Heaven or Hell?

Do I Believe in Heaven or Hell?

Yes and no. Yes, I believe in Heaven but not the way you might imagine or been taught.  Same thing with hell, I believe in hell but not the same hell you have always heard about. So what heaven do I believe in? The one that has always existed… the Kingdom of God.  It is present, today.  It is NOW.  It is not something you go to when you die.  It is something real, happening right now.  You can’t see…

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Am I Righteous?

Am I Righteous?

It doesn’t matter what part of the world you are in, whether you believe in God or not, you still have a “code of ethics” you live by and judge yourself by.  Either you approve of your righteousness or you disapprove and live in guilt. There was a time in my life I couldn’t even buy a coffee with a five dollar bill because I felt so guilty… I thought that I should be giving the $5 to the poor. …

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Why Is There So Much Cruelty and Evil?

Why Is There So Much Cruelty and Evil?

Everyone has at one point questioned God, “If you exist why is there so much cruelty and evil?  Why don’t you stop it?” Have you ever had that thought before?  Maybe your judgement on God is clouding your thinking. Let me explain. On the one hand, we see all that creation was meant to be… there’s a certain magnificence and beauty in this world as you look at the starts, a sunset, and the mountains that cannot be denied.  Just…

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Does A Dead Man Know He Needs Life?

Does A Dead Man Know He Needs Life?

You will hear me talk a lot about Life.  Jesus came to bring Life… abundant Life…. real, everlasting Life. So why doesn’t everyone want this Life? How can someone who is dead want Life? Does a dead person think, “Hmmm… I’m dead, I think I need Life”? Yes, I know it sounds weird.  But, death is real (at least in this world).  Just like you are going to die in this world, you might be dead already spiritually. So, how…

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Religion Is Bondage…

Religion Is Bondage…

People often mistake me for being religious.  There’s nothing that frustrates me more than to be grouped in with “religious” people.  Religious people have rituals, they live by a law or set of rules, they see themselves better than those on the “outside”, they have a book they follow, and they definitely have no idea who God is. When people hear me talk their immediate reaction is to think I’m a “Christian”.  Well, I can understand why someone would label…

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