When you meet new people, how do you introduce yourself? For me, it goes like this: "Hey, I'm Derek, like Derek Jeter - just without the money!" Why would I introduce myself like that? Before I get to the answer, I want to say this: I am convinced that it is important to learn people's … Continue reading Derek, like Derek Jeter… without the money
Author: Derek Spain
Driving Tip #138 — Watch out for Shovels!
On a recent drive down I-75, I was passed by an SUV obviously in a hurry to get to their vacation destination. They flew past me and the others on the road, with their plastic storage container strapped to the top of their vehicle. All of a sudden, I saw what looked like trash coming … Continue reading Driving Tip #138 — Watch out for Shovels!
Inspiring others to have HOPE in the midst of the pandemic
Yesterday at Costco was bizarre. It inspired me to write this short post. Everyone was filled with fear. No one was talking to one another. There was a line of course to enter the store, since the store is doing their part to limit the number of shoppers inside the building, to help everyone to … Continue reading Inspiring others to have HOPE in the midst of the pandemic
Go-To Christmas Decorations
Every family has their go-to decorations that make their home feel like Christmas. Some of them are: Lights on the outside of the house Nativity scenes Christmas tree Stockings hung by the chimney with care Wrapped presents Christmas candles Elf on the shelf Mistletoe Inflatables in the yard Nutcrackers Advent calendar Days-til-Christmas calendar Christmas wreaths … Continue reading Go-To Christmas Decorations
Giving Thanks FOR the Most Difficult Situations?!
Each year at Thanksgiving, people take time to reflect on all the things they have to be thankful for: family, health, country, friends, turkey and dressing, relationship with God, job, hobbies, God's Word, football, pecan pie, and the list goes on and on. There is certainly much to be thankful for. But God calls us … Continue reading Giving Thanks FOR the Most Difficult Situations?!
Great things that happen in homes: REST
Life can be exhausting. The modern pace of life is to be busy, busy, busy at work, work, work to earn, earn, earn to provide, provide, provide and have fun, fun, fun. That pace of life from before daylight until late each night can wear you down. Constant communication with others through texting, social media … Continue reading Great things that happen in homes: REST
Great Things That Happen In Homes: WORK
For many people, work is a "4-letter word." They would never consider work to be one of the great things that happen in homes because they could never consider work to be a great thing. I truly believe that work is one of the great things that happen in homes. At an early age, children … Continue reading Great Things That Happen In Homes: WORK
Great Things That Happen in Homes: CREATIVITY
Don't you love the sound of little kids playing with their toys in the playroom at the house? I'm talking about the kind of play where you walk in and see that brothers and sisters and their friends have created an entire world using legos, furniture, hot wheels racetracks, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jesse, Cinderella, Barbie, … Continue reading Great Things That Happen in Homes: CREATIVITY
Great Things That Happen In Homes: COFFEE
I've been blessed to have enjoyed coffee with people in their homes and at other locations in many countries around the world including: Italy Greece Germany Thailand Myanmar Egypt Israel Dominican Republic Nicaragua Canada United States Over a cup of coffee, you can: connect with your spouse get to know new neighbors catch up with … Continue reading Great Things That Happen In Homes: COFFEE
Great Things That Happen in Homes: FUN!
I love to have fun. Most people do. When I was a kid, we would play wiffle ball in the front yard and basketball in the driveway, go swimming in the pool, ride bikes with our friends and have fun any way possible! Today, I still like to play basketball in the driveway, corn hole … Continue reading Great Things That Happen in Homes: FUN!