Z Notables

Z Notables

Notably Good News

David Zwakenberg

I am a father, part-time preacher, author, and student of psychology. I am also a believer in the power of good news.

Philippians 4:8-9 says “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (ESV)

I am very glad that you decided to drop by Z Notables today. Here you might find ruminations on travels or events, or informative (or otherwise) articles about topics close to my heart, but always I hope you find something good, excellent, honorable, praiseworthy, loving, encouraging, and notable.

May the God of peace guard your heart and mind.

David Zwakenberg

The Daily Blog

Your daily dose of good news, wisdom, and inspiration!


Someone once asked me how confident I was that I would raise the money needed for a mission trip I went on when I was a teenager. The truth was, I never really imagined that the money wouldn’t come in. I found out later that it was a far closer thing than I thought atContinue reading “Doubt”

Simple Pleasures

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now, I realize this is not the most sophisticated cuisine to profess your love for, but I always have. Jiff peanut butter has been a staple in my family since I can remember. My mom would also say that peanut butter and toilet paper were the two areasContinue reading “Simple Pleasures”

Writing Prompts

As a lover of creative writing, this section of my page is dedicated to writing prompts, challenges, and creative exercises. These will range between poems, prose, and short story. I would like to invite you to explore your imagination along with me. Perhaps, you will find inspiration here as well and join me in these creative challenges. Most of all, I hope you enjoy it!

Mountain’s Blessing

(This series of writing prompts is inspired by artwork generated in the app, Dream by Wombo) “Under the peakCold, severe,Rest we seekCalm and clear.” Mary couldn’t remember the rest of the old poem her mother had used to quote so often, but this bit ran through her mind on repeat. It always did when sheContinue reading “Mountain’s Blessing”

Autumnal Tree

“I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree.” – Joyce Kilmer The vibrant oranges, reds, and golds made the sparse green foliage explode in contrast. The red canyon walls had stretched high around Benson for the last hour of the hike. He had begun to despair of seeing anything besides redContinue reading “Autumnal Tree”