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Dave P.

Your blog is cool again...thanks.

Lisa Sargent

Hi Dennis...
I pray blessings upon blessings be showered on you for your hard work, your honesty and your spirit of worship! You ARE human and your position is a tough one! God is blessing others through your work. I pray that you will be freed of anxiety! You're an example to so many and you are in the place that God wants you to be. I'll also continue to pray for those in our ministry to uphold you in positive, encouraging words as well as joining me in praying for you everyday!

Dennis, you are amazing and it is because you are a man of God who follows him, but that doesn't mean you have to be perfect! ;) Keep practicing your walk with the Lord... it makes it permanent not perfect!

:) Blessings... Lisa


I know what will get you out of a about little Dennis Leon Junior Bauer. I have pictures on my blog.


You'll be fine...just keep your guitar in tune...OK?


A calming walk outside, by yourself...
(well, okay, DARK chocolate, so you can say it was a healthy choice)
Bubble Bath...
Fuzzy socks, or Slippers...
An absorbing, "fluff" book (NOT something really academic with long words)

Put all these things together and you might feel a little more human.

You don't have to be "on" for me.

Hang in there, dude.


Den, Thanks for sharing what is going on in the "inside". You are doing a great work for the Lord. I am in total support of you...I do understand the pressure to be "on" all the time AND the good news don't have to. You are loved just the way you are. (At least, that's what Fred Rogers said on TV...and I believe him!!!) Oh yes...I think God might have said that, too. Oh, and me too! Love you. Na


I looked it being in a funk must mean listening to James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George

You are loved, prayed for and gosh darn it people like you!


John Newberry

Denny, having been where you are for many years I totally relate to the frustration of feeling the need to be "on" all the time. Several years ago when I was minister of music at a church in Kansas I distinctly remember coming home from church one Sunday afternoon and telling Cathy, "I would love to be a Christian because I want to be and not because I have to." Being raised in a home where we were raised to follow Christ sometimes makes it easy to follow into that trap of knowing that that's what I'm "supposed" to do but it can often become tedious in living up to the "expectations." I want you to know that I love you and respect you and one of the reasons I love Abundant Life is because I am learning how to be real, in spite of my fallenness. I have found and am finding real freedom in Jesus for the first time in my life. So, don't worry about being human, in fact I really feel that your ability to show your humanness as a man that loves God makes it easy for people to believe in and accept Him. It's when we put on the mask and pretend that we are perfect and have it all together that we turn people off and give them the impression that they will never be perfect enough for God to accept them. You have been a true example of servant leadership and I support you and will continue to lift you up.

Bill Anderson

Dennis, I feel privileged to be your friend. You draw people to you because of who the lord has made you, loving, kind, gracious and humble. Not because you are the worship pastor. That is just a bonus for all of us.
I pray that you will be lifted out of the funk and the lord will guide you through the fog with the calming of his voice. I pray for the Lord to give you continued strength for all you endure. I pray that God will remove the burden of your anxieties. I pray that the father will heal all the wounds of your heart. I pray for you and your family to be well through these rough waters.
I love your Blog, have a blessed day.

Mums the Words

This, too, shall pass . . .

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