The Roever Foundation

Restoring the Wounded

Wounds of War

March 21st, 2018

I am currently in Vietnam, returning to the location of my injury. Every veteran who served during wartime has memories, but not all veterans process these memories the same way. For me, I can return to the place of my near demise without opening old wounds. I am grateful for the healing that God has done […]

“Delayed”

February 20th, 2018

Delayed. As I travel through airports across the world, this is a word I often see. Even today, as this e-mail is being written, I experienced this frustrating word. I do not enjoy it. As my phone dings with yet another “delayed” notification, I never find myself responding, “Yippee! I’m so excited to sit here […]

Let it snow, let it snow!!

February 13th, 2018

I am in Colorado and it has been snowing. There is nothing like a fresh snowfall. Everything is pristine and clean. All the dirty things are blanketed with a perfect covering…until it melts. Once it melts, all the ugliness is revealed. Mud holes appear. Cars are covered in road grime. Every piece of trash dumped […]

Flashlights and Focus

January 31st, 2018

I seem to collect flashlights. One in the car, one by the bed, one in the garage…OK, ten in the garage. You get the idea. I particularly like the ones that allow you to twist the outer ring around the bulb and focus the light into a more concentrated area, giving you extreme illumination on […]

“Alexa…”

January 23rd, 2018

“Alexa, turn the lights off in the living room.” “Alexa, set the thermostat to 72 degrees.” Have you seen devices that allow you to speak and they obey? Wouldn’t it be nice if they could solve all your problems?   “Alexa, heal me of cancer; mend my marriage; give me a raise; fix my broken […]

Broken Resolutions

January 17th, 2018

Did you make a new year’s resolution? Have you fallen off the wagon yet? Oh, excuse me for a moment; the dessert I promised not to order just showed up! You know the feeling. Condemnation, disappointment, failure…the list goes on. January 1st: You are determined to stay committed to your plan. January 2nd: No one […]

Merry Christmas?

December 18th, 2017

There is a war raging. It fights against everything good, everything holy, everything decent. It even fights against history. It’s as though, all of the sudden, we are all supposed to accept everything opposite of what we’ve always believed or stood for. I never thought I’d see the day the two words at the beginning […]

358 Days to Go!

November 30th, 2017

Whew! I’m glad that’s behind us! Thanksgiving. You know…that one day a year we MUST be thankful. For some, thankfulness is harder than others. Have you seen my bank account?   Have you met my mother-in-law?   Did you hear what the doctor just said?   Thankfulness is not a holiday; it’s not an action; […]

Twice As Bright

November 1st, 2017

Over my years of ministry, I have been told so many times, “Slow down, Dave! You’re burning the candle at both ends!” I just cannot comprehend slowing down, when world conditions are deteriorating at a pace so maddening that I cannot possibly extinguish one end of a burning passion and expect a positive outcome. It takes […]

Heartbeat

October 24th, 2017

Recently, a gentleman shared a story with me that touched me deeply. When his son was born, his heartbeat was extremely fast. The hospital had his baby’s body connected to multiple machines, monitoring every beat of his heart and other vital signs. They could not get his heartbeat regulated. A nurse suggested he hold his […]