Blogging for Jesus

Richard D. Dover BlogGreetings to all of you who visit my personal blog site. This is where I share my heart, and hopefully at least some of the time, share the heart of Father  God, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please understand my posts are my own opinion alone, and not necessary representative of the organizations that I represent. Also be aware that I am not a politically correct person. I much rather be biblically correct. So my posts may not line up with what the world has to say, or at times, even what it appears the Church is saying in America. I strongly believe the truth sets us free.

(We have transferred over 10 years of articles to this blog site. As time allows we are formatting the old entries.)


Pro-Choice Newsflash, Sorry, But Facts Matter

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Pro-Choice Newsflash, Sorry, But Facts Matter

I saw on Facebook a meme defending a woman being pro-choice. There are a few statements in the meme that are true, but several of the statements are false. Facts Matter!!!!

Sadly when it comes to the abortion debate, emotions and opinions become more important than facts. Neither side of the debate should resort to deception to defend a position. Continue reading “Pro-Choice Newsflash, Sorry, But Facts Matter” »


How Old is the Universe?

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How Old is the Universe?

For years scientists decided the universe was 13.8 billion years old. But now it appears the universe is 12.5 billion years old. “If all the numbers are correct, then the problem must run deeper. It must lie in our interpretation of those numbers — that is, in our fundamental models of how the universe works. “The discrepancy suggests that there’s something in the cosmological model that we’re not understanding right,” Riess says. What that something could be, nobody knows.”  (Link to article at end of this blog post.) Continue reading “How Old is the Universe?” »


Kanisha Supporting Brittney Holifield

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Kanisha Supporting Brittney Holifield

I interviewed Kanisha, who devoted her time and energy to help Brittney Holifield in her journey to addiction recovery.

Kanisha applied the principles she learned in her own journey to be free from addiction-applying the 12th Step of Celebrate Recovery, sharing the message of hope to others. The sacrifices that Kanisha made for Brittney was in response to her thankfulness and gratitude for those who helped her in her own addiction recovery.

Kanisha acknowledges she only had around 11 months of recovery and she could have certainly relapsed herself if she did not make Jesus number one in her life and if she had not surrounded herself with others who were strong in their recovery. Continue reading “Kanisha Supporting Brittney Holifield” »


Play the Flute-Reviews

Play the Flute Movie Reviews

Seattle Open Door Church sponsored the showing in Seattle of the movie Play the Flute. The theme of the movie is a church receives a new youth pastor for a very disinterested youth group. The youth have no desire to read the Bible or anything to do with spirituality. (Sadly this true for many young people today.) The youth pastor refuses to compromise or to use entertainment to win the youth. He makes a commitment to continuously teach Bible principles, share stories to help make the Bible real, and to cry out to God. Some amazing transformations take place in the midst of various challenges. Anyone who watches the movie, regardless of their spiritual background, will be touched by this movie. Continue reading “Play the Flute-Reviews” »


Go Upstream and You Will be Unpopular 2

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If you determine to Go Upstream (taking a stand on Biblical principles, doing the will of God, living a life that gives glory to God) you will be going against the flow of the extremes in the culture, in politics, and in Christianity. Those who take a stand against the extremes are exposing the misconceptions, hypocrisy, and at times. the dishonesty of the extremes. If you go upstream you will not fit in the box of the extremes. This, needless to say, will make you unpopular and a target of hatred. Continue reading “Go Upstream and You Will be Unpopular” »


Brittney Holifield -The Ugly Side of Addiction

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Pastor Richard Dover continues to interview Brittney Holifield. Brittney was addicted to marijuana, opiates, meth, and cigarettes. She also had a major sexual addiction, and extremely co-dependent. Along the way Brittney got pregnant and had an abortion. In this interview Brittney shares in more detail the ugly side of addiction. The purpose of this interview is to help individuals know that no matter how beat up they may feel, or how much a person may be into their addiction, There is Hope.

There is hope for anyone who puts their trust in Jesus Christ.

Brittney Holifield-Part Four, The Ugly Side of Addiction
Brittney Holifield Testimony-Part One
Brittney Holifield Testimony-Part Two
Brittney Holifield Testimony-Part Three, Giving Hope


Go Upstream-Some Christians Will Hate You

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Go Upstream-Some Christians Will Hate You

If you determine to Go Upstream (taking a stand for Biblical principles, doing the will of God, living a life that gives glory to God) you will be going against the flow of the world. But almost for sure you will also be going against much of the downstream flow of Christianity in America. Much of the Christianity today is not the Christianity of the Bible. That should be clear to anyone that reads their Bible.  The Christianity in America today is overall a worldly Christianity. It is a Christianity that winks at sin and even goes as far as to not call sin, sin.  It is a self-serving Christianity. It is a fell good Christianity. Continue reading “Go Upstream-Some Christians Will Hate You” »


Go Upstream, not Downstream Series

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Go Upstream, not Downstream Series

This series is going to be covering the concept that as Christians we are not to go with the flow of the world. The world is on a downward spiral to hell. Followers of Christ must go against the current. Everything we do should be heavenly minded. That means we must fight against the current that tries to get us to conform to the standards of this world. Going Upstream means that we must make the decision that the will of God is more important than appeasing man. To Go Upstream means to take a stand on Biblical principles, doing the will of God, and living a life that gives glory to God. Continue reading “Go Upstream, not Downstream Series” »


Body of Christ-Spiritual Warriors

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Body of Christ-Spiritual Warriors

The Body of Christ is made up of Christians from a variety of denominations, churches, cultures, doctrinal beliefs. Needless to say, the Body of Christ is a very diverse group. Being diverse, there can be division among the Body of Christ. However, when the Body of Christ unites together in prayer, there can be great unity. Powerful unity. With unity there can be powerful prayer. With powerful unity and powerful prayer there can be spiritual warfare.

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What is Your Jerusalem?

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Acts 1:4-5,8
4  Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before.
5  John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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