Thoughts from the Heart

Bryan’s spiritual, philosophical, and devotional meditations.

Moments of Gold – A Poem

Moments of Gold Bryan Davis The moments of time that lay piled up and scattered I frittered away as if none of them mattered. A rich man was I, so why bother to measure The castaway minutes my elders called… Read More ›

Are You a Scrub Jay?

I will never forget this hiking experience in one of Florida’s scrub forests. We came upon a family of scrub jays. I had heard that, unlike most birds, they have very little fear of humans. That proved to be an… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Parts 8 and 9

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: A knight places the well-being of his children before his own. He is there when they need him, and he never forsakes them, even to his own hurt. I… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part Seven

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: A Knight’s Duty toward Others A knight seeks what is good for his lady. He never speaks against her honor. He serves her with faithfulness as he strives to… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part Six

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: A knight is humble. He does not boast of his accomplishments, but he gladly exults in the virtuous deeds of his allies because other good knights will not boast… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part Five

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: A knight keeps himself pure in thought and deed, rejecting association with influences that would cause other people to perceive stain in his character. In other words, he abstains… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part Four

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: A Knight’s Personal Character Now let’s look at a knight’s personal character according to the Old Code. A knight keeps his word and performs what he has spoken. Whatever… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part Three

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: A knight exercises his inner man in order to know and relate to God, the creator of man’s spirit, the aspect of man’s being that transcends the physical. Without… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part Two

These are thoughts from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: 2.  A knight exercises his mind in order to keep his thoughts nimble, orderly, and disciplined against wandering. Many benefits of bodily self-control parallel those of mental discipline. A… Read More ›

The Code of a Knight – Part One

This is an excerpt from my book Spit and Polish for Husbands: ____________________________________________ I present the code of a knight, a biblical blueprint for every husband who seeks to reach the pinnacle of God’s favor. It is an extraordinary challenge,… Read More ›