Author Archives: Dave Cummings

About Dave Cummings

Dave Cummings is a husband, father of three, college professor, biologist, and urban outdoorsman. Most importantly, he is a Christ follower.

Reboot!

I’ve been writing Quiet Waters for almost two years now, and many of you have been following along from the beginning. Thank you! The comments you have left, the conversations we’ve had, and even the popularity of some posts and … Continue reading

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Understanding Zika

As a microbiologist, people have been asking me recently about the Zika virus that is receiving so much attention in the news. Sensationalized media coverage has understandably caused some fear and confusion about this latest outbreak. But I think it … Continue reading

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Liar, liar

Before I knew the Lord, I used to tell a lot of lies. Some were harmless. Sometimes I would fake an Australian accent at the restaurant where I worked and make up a story about my life, something more interesting … Continue reading

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This side of paradise

People ruin everything. We ruin relationships. We ruin food. We ruin the earth. I think one of the reasons I am so drawn to nature is that there I find less of mankind’s fingerprints and more of God’s. In the … Continue reading

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“Hi, how are you?”

After being introduced, I stepped onto the stage and greeted the audience. “How’s everyone doing tonight?” The auditorium was dark and the spotlights hit me square in the eyes. I knew that the place was about a third full, though … Continue reading

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What really needs to change this New Year?

This past year seems to me to have flown by. It feels like just a few weeks ago that we celebrated Christmas 2014, watched the ball drop in Times Square, and then cheered on the Oregon Ducks as they lost … Continue reading

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Christmas Perspective

If you’re anything like me, the holidays can be a stressful time: crowded malls, stretched budgets, and lots of family. Don’t get me wrong – I love my family. In fact, I bet most of us would name time with … Continue reading

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