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
A high school senior interviews David Burrier for a school assignment. “A journey through the storms of life.” The David Burrier story.
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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
Two frogs were leap-frogging through the woods when two of them fell into a deep pit. When they didn’t show up for lunch a large search party was sent out to find them. Eventually they were able to locate them. All the frogs gathered around, and when they saw how deep the pit was, they … More YOUR WORDS CAN SAVE LIVES
THE DAY KAREN AND I FIRST MET AND WHAT HAPPENED NEXT Written by David Burrier It was on a Tuesday night November 4th, 1973. I attended a 16 mm film (no videos or DVDs back then) of Rev. Billy Graham at Grace Baptist church on the south side of Waverly, Iowa (my home town) with … More The Day Karen and I First Met and What Happened Next
You might be thinking that I am exaggerating when I say that I think this movie is one of the best (if not THE best) Christian movie I have ever seen. And that’s fine with me, but if not THE best certainly one of the best to be sure. This is a story of a … More My personal review of the movie MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN
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
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
Karen and David Burrier 2015 Annual Christmas Letter and Update ~ written by David ~ Greetings Friends and Family! 2015 has been an up and down year but one of many blessings including even the life challenges. Below are highlights. We have been living in our townhouse now for 12 years and enjoy our Copper … More 2015 Christmas Letter & Update
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??