All of us are works in progress. We’re on a life-journey to encounter real Love. I began mine 38+ years ago. Jesus encountered me with his love in 1976. Since then, and because of Jesus, this Love of His Father continues to draw me, heal me, warn me, and inform my writing.

“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19, ESV)

“David’s Place” is the little space from which I can help inform and serve God’s household and witness to His world.  Coaching, informing, encouraging, warning, and exhorting  us to respond to and pursue the Father’s Love with everything at our disposal. Why? Because in God’s economy, nothing is more real or more important than agape Love.

Real love protects. Ask any parent. So sometimes my posts warn and inform of existential dangers politically and spiritually. I do not apologize for the straight-forward and often blunt, intentionally un-politically correct viewpoints and statements. They are often meant to shock us into reconsidering viewpoints that are unloving and dangerous to people.

I write what I would appreciate hearing about, in the straight-forward tone and manner that I would most appreciate–and trust that there are others out there like me. I try to post bi-weekly. Sometimes I simply take a break–usually no longer than a couple of weeks. I figure it’s a break for you too. There’s so much out there to read. That’s why I appreciate you stopping by. I’ve buried some nuggets here. Hope you’re able to dig some up and apply them to your journey.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you’ll sign up for email notification of my posts and that I’ll see you somewhere along the Way.

A Little More About Me

I was a French-Canadian and English orphan named David Fay. For the first four years of my life, I was a ward of the state of Massachusetts. In fostercare for five years, then adopted. Ultimately God included me in his Family. Now I’m learning all about real Love–agape Love. And am sharing it with readers from all over the world.


I hold earned degrees from:

SPEAKING: I speak to groups of foster and adoptive parents and social agencies working in foster and adoptive care. I also speak to churches, clergy/pastors, camps, conferences, schools, and organizations that invite me. My focus is on God’s love, his amazing adoption, and the healing that results from His love and present power. If interested in inviting me to speak, simply write to info@sabbaticalprimers.com

WRITING: I’m currently chronicling my journey in  – Adopted: A Memoir of Healing Love  (Check out The Old Suitcase one of the healing moments recounted there). Publication expected in early summer of 2015.

My newest published book addresses the body of Christ regarding the need for pastors and ministers to find rest and renewal through a spiritual renewal leave–a sabbatical: A Sabbatical Primer for Churches: How to Love and Honor the Pastor God Has Given You.

My first book presents God’s view of who his regenerate children really are and what our near and distant future holds: We’re the ‘sons of God’ . . . So What?

The second book shared with pastors and pastoral staffs: A Sabbatical Primer for Pastors: How to Initiate and Navigate a Spiritual Renewal Leave.

MUSIC: In the 1970’s through the 1990’s we were concert and recording artists in Christian contemporary music. Our music is available at: iTunes, YouTube, and Spotify.

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