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Making men Men again. Breaking the religion of masculinity and loneliness and breathing life back into what it is to be a man. No more cliche's no more BS no more hidden agendas. Pure unadulterated Godly manliness. www.TheDavidAlliance.com

The David Allianc‪e‬ Garth Heckman

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Making men Men again. Breaking the religion of masculinity and loneliness and breathing life back into what it is to be a man. No more cliche's no more BS no more hidden agendas. Pure unadulterated Godly manliness. www.TheDavidAlliance.com

    One drop at a time

    One drop at a time

     
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    You are at home and a pipe bursts sending water all over the place. It may ruin the floor, but its also costing you money on your water bill and you have to pay to fix it. It requires immediate action… not really. Many of us have bursting pipes causing water to go all over the place, rotting floors and costing us hundreds in our water bill and the cost of fixing it AND WE DO NOTHING ABOUT IT…
    The problem is that the bursting pipe is in slow motion and looks a lot like a leaking pipe… yes actually it is a leaking pipe… We can put it off, no real emergency - YET! 
     
     
    This ties into the idea behind Murphy’s law. You know what that is, but just in case you have been beamed to earth from another planet - it simply states anything that can go wrong will go wrong. 
    The truth is - honestly that this is factual. What do I mean by that? Well it is based on the 2nd law of thermodynamics… all things breakdown. Essentially all things must be tended to or they get worse. 
     
    Bill Toomey American gold medalist in the Decatholon not only took the gold but he prepared to take the Gold in any condition. He did his homework and after studying years of research on the Olympics and the decathlon event he realized that during many Olympics it rained and even rained during his event. Everyone hoped and prayed it would not rain… but no one except him prepared and practiced in the rain. In fact he learned to love to practice in the rain. And guess what happened during the decathlon… it rained. Toomey practiced like normal and was actually chomping at the mouth to take on each event… 
    He learned to not waste time, think through any obstacle before it ever happened and to in a sense prepare for the worst and execute anyway.
     
    he never let the drip become a tsunami… he dealt with every issue before it happened.
     
    you know John Wooden the greatest college basketball coach ever used to teach his incoming freshmen how to tie their shoes? He didn’t overlook anything.
     
    So you get up in the morning… you hit snooze, you then have to pick out your clothes, then grab quick bite out the door to work or you stop and pay $9 at the convenient store for 2 monsters and a bagel sandwich… On the way to work you start to think through what you are doing that day… 
    What a waste. 
    Before bed each night, you put your alarm clock out in the hallway so when you get up you are up. You have already picked out your clothes, put them by your bed, you have already packed your breakfast and your lunch. You sat in bed and looked over your calendar and day for tomorrow and you have put a few thoughts into it. This whole routine takes 20 minutes and buys you an hour in the morning and greater productivity. 
     
    Col. 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
     
    I have an idea that if you were working for Jesus tomorrow and he was in the office you would plan out the day quite a bit differently and you wouldn’t wait until the last minute. so why not start now… make the most of every moment, plan ahead, plan for the worst and expect the best as you work as unto the Lord. 

    • 9 min
    Beethoven didn't know

    Beethoven didn't know

     
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    May 21st and 22nd - it will kill, fill, spill and do Gods will.
    The theme is “now what”. It is free and you won’t want to miss it at all! 
     
     
    Beethoven… what an interesting life… even if his music didn’t stir you there is a lot to learn about him - so lets do some digging and hang on because we will make it worth your while.
     
    He started composing at the age of 12, he even wrote a song for dead poodle. 
     
    He had many love affairs but was never married… due to his early deafness he became quite cranky and I am sure that limited his options in women. 
     
    He was the Eddie Van Halen of his day.
    He was a musical revolutionary.
    The era of Viennese Classicism came to an end with Beethoven. The composer with the wild mop of hair was considered a musical revolutionary and a pioneer of Romanticism. He wrote a choir into his Symphony No. 9 - that had never been done before.
    He became known for his dramaturgical compositions and, instead of long motifs, he preferred short ones which were easier to recognize, as the opening of his famous Fifth Symphony illustrates.
    Beethoven composed some 240 works, including symphonies, piano concertos, string quartets, and one opera.
     
     
    He started to go deaf in his late 20’s and was completely deaf by age 48. But he had perfect pitch and could imagine the harmonies of notes in his head and write accordingly. 
     
    He was a perfectionist… he would rework a piece of music hundreds of times until he thought it could get no better. 
     
    Less was more…. Dum dum dum Daaaa only had 4 notes but is the most recognizable piece of classical music still today. He only wrote 9 symphonies but they were so majestic that other composers didn’t even try while he was alive. 
     
    The final movement in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is the most famous, as it served as the musical setting for Friedrich Schiller's poem "Ode to Joy." Beethoven was already deaf when he wrote it. The night he played it for the first time The composer could not hear the frenetic applause when the symphony premiered on May 7, 1824.
    Someone had to come out and turn him to the audience for him to understand how amazing it was.
     
    There is the lesson. He many things stacked against him… but he did not do it for the applause or accolades. You- yes you the one listening. Keep doing what you are doing for God, you may have some things stacked against you and you may not hear the angels clapping in heaven, but they are… and when you die you will soon enough hear them.
     
    1 Peter 5:5, 6 Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
     
    Now is not the proper time for recognition - so don’t waste time trying to gain it. Just keep your head down… yeah thats right praying, and keep your head down doing and know that he is God and he will anoint, appoint and reward you! 

    • 8 min
    My Bad...

    My Bad...

     
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    Proverbs 19:20-21
    Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
     
    In todays world it’s not enough to just learn from your mistakes… you gotta be willing and ready to learn from others mistakes. 
     
    So here are my top five mistakes from the past that are I think most important to pass on to all of you! 
     
    THIS FIRST ONE IS #1 FOR A REASON! 
     
      - 1  Focusing on the past.
    Jesus died while we were yet sinners. that means he knows we will make mistakes and he will not hold it against us… so why should we. Jesus saw the past in the future…. that should blow your mind! and yet he still died for our sins. So don’t let the past dictate your emotions, your state of mind, your self worth, your goals, your choices for today. 
     
    Choose to say Jesus forgive me, teach me, humble me and move on. It really is that simple. 
     
     
      2-  A Portion for you:
    Monday’s are study time, my sacred scripture, sermons, prayer, worship, journal, devotional time. I write, think, write, think, reflect on good things. I give my spirit time to breathe. Because Sundays are not really a time of feeding my soul and spirit - because I am providing that for others on a Sunday… I have to make sure I have my own Sunday, but on Monday. 
     
    Fridays are my date day. So my wife and I have a regular habit of going to the book store. I grab about 20 magazines: Psychology today, wired, Entrepreneur, Muscular digest, The economist, DuPont Registry, Recoil, Fast company, Guitar world, Forbes, Fortune and more… many more. I grab about 15 books. and then a good cup of coffee. This process picking out my stuff is about 1 hour… We are there for about 4-5 hours (I know such an exciting life) we eat some stuff from their bakery, talk, share what we are reading and thinking, I journal, take notes… Its my portion just for my mind, and heart and marriage.
     
    Now you might say… sounds like you take 2 days just for yourself. Absolutely and without apology. I work Saturdays and Sundays unlike most men. And I teach twice a week, preach once a week minimum, and write and teach a podcast 5 times a week. I need maximum input in order to put out quality output. And more importantly to keep my heart, mind soul and spirit full and overflowing!
     
     
      3 -  Who  you with?
    I must take time to be with a few people every week. Some make me laugh, some make me think, some teach me, some encourage me, some challenge me… but they are all at areas that are above me in some way shape or form. Oh and they are not all christians. 
     
    I don’t have time for negative or needy people. do I love them and serve them… of course, but I don’t make time for them. My calendar is for those who will make me a better me. Let me clarify… if you are needy or negative and want some of my time, you will get a little for a short while… but when I pull out my calendar it is to connect with those in greater positions than myself. 
     
    A wise man once said “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. That Man was Jim Rhon… he was pretty successful, if you consider millions of dollars and millions of lives impacted. 
    OH AND HOW TRUE!
     
    So the question is not who you are hanging with, but w

    • 11 min
    Worst advice ever!

    Worst advice ever!

     
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    “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
     
    Nobody likes to be told what to do.
     
    If she says no, just keep at it and eventually she will go out with you.
     
    Never give up
     
    no one will love you more than your parents.
     
    No one knows you better than your parents.
     
    Don’t cry
     
    Don’t be afraid - What are you stupid? Of course you should be afraid… fear is good. What is not good is allowing fear to control you. Know the difference. 
     
    You don’t really need life insurance - you must really hate your wife
     
    You don’t need college - networking is key
     
     
    You are in a bad mood because you choose to be in a bad mood. - When I punch you in the face please listen and believe me when I say “you are in pain and bleeding because you chose to bleed and be in pain”. 
     
    Do what you love and the money will follow - said the mom to the 32 year old son who was living in the basement, eating pizza and playing video games. 
     
    Ignore bullies and they will quit picking on you… Do you understand what bullies do? they pick on those who are off the radar. People who get picked on by bullies are primarily already ignoring them even before they get bullied. 
     
    Ministry comes first, before family… The last pastor I worked for who preached that said “if you put God first over before your family he will watch over them”…. and he was right, God watched his family fall apart. A daughter in prostitution, a daughter who was a maniacal liar and thief, a son who was suing his sisters, another son who wants nothing to do with the other siblings oh…and they are all backslidden.
     
    Don’t turn your back on them… don’t give up on them, they will change. Leave them, run, take off NOW! If you are married and they are abusing you- go now. If they are a friend and they are destructive to your emotional well being, you are better off taking care of yourself until they cannot shake your self identity. 
     
    Proverbs 11:14
    Verse Concepts
    Where there is no guidance the people fall,
    But in abundance of counselors there is victory
     
    Who is your go to for advice?
    If I need gun advice I have Austin, Joe, Brian, Josh and Larry
    If I need medical advice I ask Tim, Jackie, 
    If I need animal advice I ask Sara
    If I need cooking advice I ask my wife or Mother
    If I need money advice I ask David, Matt or Anthony
    If I need Spiritual advice I ask my father, Tom, Tom, Paul, 
    If I have theological questions I ask Rick or Jason
    If I have car questions I have Allan to ask
    If I have exercise questions I have Erik, Brandon, Derek, Reese to ask
     
    I have an abundance of counselors who are smart, love God and are at my immediate disposal.
     
    Funny story, I am at my local bank. They lost a $10,000 cashiers check… which meant The owner can’t recut it and I can’t trace it. I get a little testy with the “banker” and then I get the manager… in the middle of the conversation I ask them “when I call my good friend whom I have known for 35 years (Rickety splits) who do I tell them to fire? You are you? 
    Neither of them know who I am talking about… I tell them to google this individual along with their bank name… as I am testing him… He calls me… they realize the “uh oh”.
     
    I have another friend I called when i was struggling in a dry time with God. He asked me if I ever

    • 12 min
    Divine Tension

    Divine Tension

     
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    Unless the Lord builds the house the men labor in vain! 
     
     
    Psalm 127: 1 
    Unless the Lord builds the house,
        the builders labor in vain.
    Unless the Lord watches over the city,
        the guards stand watch in vain.

    In vain you rise early
        and stay up late,
    toiling for food to eat—
        for he grants sleep to those he loves.
     
    The point of this Psalm is simply this: If God ain’t in it… it’s pointless. 
     
    Vain = no value
     
    “One of the most telling features of this short poem is that it singles out three of our most universal preoccupations—building, security, raising a family—and makes us ask what they all amount to, and to whom we owe them.”
     
     
    The Great Wall of China was built to defend China from outside invaders. The wall is over 4,000 miles long and over 20 feet high. Its width ranges from 12 to 40 feet in places. It took over 22 centuries to build, and millions of men and even More Millions of hours to build… That’s about as secure as you can get, but the Mongols still got into China. You know how? They didn’t breach the walls. They simply bribed the guards.
     
    You see, unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. You might think you’re invincible, that you’ve got all the bases covered.
     
    Thomas Manton wrote: “Labor without God cannot prosper, and labor against God will surely fail.” You need to keep God in everything you do. 
     
     
    Noah builds an Ark. Everyone thought it was in vain… but not to Noah. What we build here at HillSpring some might think is in vain, they might doubt our ability, our mission or even our ability to make a difference… but we labor not in vain, but in the Lord. 
     
    If something is being built… You don’t want to hear “Garth is building it”. You would rather hear “Scott is building it… Tom is building it, Brian is building it…” ANYONE BUT GARTH. 
    Much in the same way regarding HillSpring church do you want to hear “Garth is building it…” Rather we all strive to have God build the Church! 
     
    The world is full of opportunities… but unless the foundation of those opportunities is God, it means nothing. Here is the secret…
    It might even be a success - but might still be useless.
    WHAT A TRAVESTY… SUCCESSFUL BUT USELESS! 
     
     
    Rest vs Action
    Not works vs Must work
    Preparation vs. Trust
    Action vs. Rest
    The divine tension is the leading and dependency on the Holy Spirit.
     
    God is the one building
    God is the one guarding/ protecting
     
     
    Unless the Lord builds the “church family” we labor in vain. 

    • 9 min
    Check Check Check

    Check Check Check

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    PDF - DO YOU HAVE IT? 
     
    What does it take to become a commercial pilot? I am sure you have to be some of the best and brightest. They are obviously competent and driven to some degree. They have had to study and fly thousands of hours. So in a sense commercial pilots have been proven to be superbly trained and studied… they are ready to fly and do so millions of miles a year… and yet they are put through a check ride twice a year.
    What is a check ride? It helps determine if a pilot has maybe drifted off into some bad habits. These are not habits that they choose to make… “uh I should fall asleep while driving 300 people through the air at 600 miles an hour at 40,000 feet…
    These are habits that slowly creep into their daily flight life. They are the slow drip drip drip of mediocrity that ultimately muddies up the water and clouds your vision. Look even the most superbly trained pilot can fall victim of bad habits so they must be checked constantly for their entire life as a pilot.
    WHY? so they are good? so they can say they pass the test? so they can keep flying? so they feel better about themselves? NO! simply for this reason - to save lives. To keep alive people from becoming dead people.
     
    2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
     
    “For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone” (vv. 3–4)  
    - Galatians 6:3–4
     
    Now here is the big switch… 
    Examine how your life was before Christ as it is compared to now. Be thankful, rejoice in your progress, don’t get down on yourself but rather remember what is most important… you are a work in progress and God is not finished with you yet. 
     
    Phil. 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
     
    If you are like me you typically read the first verses I read in a very negative way… but put them into perspective with Phil. 1:6
    We are making headway… God is not finished with us yet… there are even greater things to come out of our life as we continue to serve him and take the occasional test run.
     
    Interestingly enough when a pilot is finished with his check ride he is almost always inspired to do better. He sees what he does well and he also sees where he can improve. See the critical key is they don’t just test you to see what you do poorly on - they also point out what you do well in. 
    This is Gods heart for you today. Test yourself and see that he is pleased with you and has so much more for you in your walk! 

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53 Ratings

Bsghv ,

Bryan

God bless your work. Keep on going dad.

Matthew Aulds ,

Authentic and Honest

I have listen to the David Alliance podcast for some time now and have found Garth to be authentic and honest. Yet he gets in my face and challenges me to be a better, father, husband, man, and more importantly a follower of Jesus. His words and daily call to action are practical and timely. This podcast is well worth the time investment!!

Eric Mech ,

Servant heart

I was introduced to Garth from a great solid friend. Started listening to his Podcast and was all ears. His podcasts a Real. Goes right with my Real Coaching. Hits the heart with Relationships and Equips you with the right Attitude to develop great Leadership. I met up with Garth in person and again Real Deal. I felt like I had known him forever. I look forward to the future in relationship with Garth and his David Alliance group. This man will impact your life and heart as long as you let him in. Keep Slaying Giants my man!💪🏻😎💪🏻

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