Author Archives: David Rische

About David Rische

Christian, husband, father, grandfather, principal, teacher, writer and encourager. David lives in Keller, Texas and has been in public education for over 19 years. He enjoys family time, biking, reading, NFL and MLB, magic, board games, movies and making people laugh.

The Unreachable Lighthouse

Doesn’t it seem like simmering anger is the major emotion many of us are feeling? Even watching the daily news for a few minutes – someone or a group who is upset or angry is featured – and then I … Continue reading

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Fear Factors . . .

I originally published this about two years ago. However, the theme of fear keeps rearing its ugly head. I hope this can be an encouragement to where you are in your journey of personal and spiritual growth. Fear, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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May We Please Go Back To Normal???

About six months ago I was optimistically hoping COVID-19 would be under control. Unfortunately, we’ve seen that it is still dominating the news, social media, and personal conversations. I try to seek out positive, encouraging messages or thought leaders to … Continue reading

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Can You Relate to The Cowardly Lion?

The Wizard of Oz is one of those movies that comes on randomly while flipping the channels – and I can sit and watch it like it’s the first time. The flying monkeys creep me out. The Wicked Witch of … Continue reading

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Having a Hannah Heart

Hannah has always been one of my favorite names. Yes, it is my daughter’s name. And yes, we were inspired by Hannah in the Bible when choosing that name. Please read the entire story in 1st Samuel Chapter One to … Continue reading

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You need more than a vacation this summer . . .

As someone in the field of education – I can proudly say we finally hit the finish line at the end of May. The 2020-2021 school year was brought to a close! I can assure you – everyone associated directly … Continue reading

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How can I change the world when I’m overwhelmed?

An individual on Instagram recently observed the phrase “Be the spark that changes the world!” on a billboard – and here was his reaction: “I’m 62 and have been a vocational pastor for 39 years. I serve in a smallish … Continue reading

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What is the best way to “fix” someone who needs “fixing”?

Do you have people in your life that have issues? Perhaps some folks lacking self awareness? Individuals that just don’t “get it”? You can clearly see what steps they need to take to make things right, but they won’t? Or, … Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Have WaltVision?

A year ago, March of 2020 – we were visiting “The Happiest Place on Earth” located in Orlando. Little did we know that the park was going to shut down two days after we left because of a certain virus … Continue reading

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Instead of “Why me?” – Try This Question . . .

“As we conclude the 14th month of 2020 . . . ” Unknown “And the hits just keep coming . . . ” Tom Cruise – A Few Good Men I have a whole new sensitivity when I listen to … Continue reading

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