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
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!
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
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?!
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
Multiple choice question. Which of these is an accurate paraphrase of the Golden Rule? Treat others the way they treat you Treat others the way you feel like treating them at the moment Treat others the way they have treated you in the past Treat others the way you want to be treated The correct … Continue reading The Way You Want to Be Treated
The Bible says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" (Proverbs 27:17). Christian men need other men who will encourage, challenge and pray for them and with them. Men need other men with which they can be real, transparent and authentic. A few months ago, our family stepped out in faith not knowing … Continue reading Iron Forums
Jesus tells a story in Luke chapter 16. Like all of his parables, Jesus tells this story in a way that causes people to think deeply about the spiritual truth he is teaching. There are twists and turns and surprises that make the story memorable. I first remember studying this story as an adult when … Continue reading The Shrewd Money Manager
Expectations make a difference. Some people have no expectations Some people have low expectations Some people have high expectations God has high expectations of himself. He always thinks, speaks and acts in the right ways. He always does so with a pure heart. Everything he does is with excellence, with integrity, with love, with faithfulness, … Continue reading What do you expect?
If you saw a news headline that declared, "Dry bones come back to life!" you might think you were reading from a tabloid news outlet or maybe the entertainment section. You certainly would not expect it to be written by an eyewitness reporter who was on the scene when it happened. But the prophet Ezekiel … Continue reading Dry bones come back to life!