Category: Live Like You Mean It

who is your favorite Jesus?

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table… Jesus spoke up and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “speak.” (Luke 7:36, 40-41) nce in a while, in the middle of a carefully…

Read more who is your favorite Jesus?

always prepare the soil

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:6) Wednesday VIDEO-POST: 2-mins on “Laying the Groundwork.” I’d value your feedback on this ongoing Wednesday project – DEREK n our garden, we’ve worked hard…

Read more always prepare the soil

Good times in Nashville

With another great weekend under my belt, I’m hanging out at the Nashville airport for a few hours before the flight home. You know it’s Nashville because “Tootsies Orchid Lounge” – right behind me – is featuring some up-and-coming (or at least “there and singing”) guitar and voice artist at close to max volume. One of the…

Read more Good times in Nashville

A Roomful of Bums (BUMMs)

It may be raining (without the slightest inclination of ever stopping) here in Tennessee, but it’s a good weekend and I’m in the company of good people. I’m here at the Lakeside Resort near Smithville, with a couple of dozen men from the Blakemore United Methodist Church in Nashville, for the annual BUMMs spiritual retreat.…

Read more A Roomful of Bums (BUMMs)

A Strong Scripture for Tuesday

Travel day today. No post. Instead, let me share this scripture from my friends at The Upper Room. In Love – DEREK 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 5:12 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 5:13 esteem them…

Read more A Strong Scripture for Tuesday