Back in 1971 I was sitting in front of a fire place at Ewalu Bible Camp in Strawberry Point Iowa on a high school youth retreat.  My pastor Larry Trachte came over and sat down with me and started a conversation about life in general.  He asked whether I was thinking about college and perhaps what I … More YOU SHOULD ASSUME

Announcing the 2016 Spragg family Christmas LOVE FUND

The I’VE BEEN THERE Ministries board of directors has established the 2016 Christmas Love Fund.  This year’s fund will benefit the Paul, Staci and McKeehan Spragg family.  Read an expanded description below under  the heading BACKGROUND. If you’ve been looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling … More Announcing the 2016 Spragg family Christmas LOVE FUND

My annual Easter rant – a poem I wrote over 20 years ago

This is my annual Easter rant. A poem I wrote over 20 years ago. MY EASTER HAS NO RABBIT Written by David L. Burrier – Pleasant Hill, Iowa. It’s not about the rabbit, nor the eggs or jelly beans. It’s about the resurrection – that’s how Easter came to be. It’s not about the critter … More My annual Easter rant – a poem I wrote over 20 years ago

Testimony Legacies

When I felt called by God to launch the I’VE BEEN THERE talk show, back in May/June 2015 I wrote a simple mission statement – “Preserve Testimonies to God’s Faithfulness.”   Since then I’ve preserved 34 and all are archived on the website.   From time to time I hear from people from different parts of the … More Testimony Legacies


WHAT’S WITH YOU? Some years ago I was working at the home office of an insurance company in West Des Moines, Iowa.   One day as I was walking down a hallway I passed a co-worker who turned to me abruptly and said, “What’s with you”? I was a little taken back and replied, “What do … More WHAT’S WITH YOU??