Two “must-click” links on civility and freedom

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. (Galatians 5:22-23) Today’s post is going to direct you to click on two links. Please take a moment to look at them both. Because – along with the few thoughts I’ll share on Continue reading Two “must-click” links on civility and freedom

My iOS-7 scorecard plus a video-technology save

This week’s video-post is up and running at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stKM1Oo07wostrong> This morning I’m having technology issues. Grrrrrr. I know I’m a little late on this, but last night I downloaded the new iOS-7 for my iPhone 4S. I knew the download would take a while so I did it while I was sleeping. Of course that meant Continue reading My iOS-7 scorecard plus a video-technology save

Watch me! I’m dancing!

 “Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets” (2 Samuel 6:14-15). CLICK HERE TO WATCH DEREK’S DANCE VIDEO! The above Bible story about David was my morning reading from The Upper Room daily devotional guide. At first, Continue reading Watch me! I’m dancing!

“the basics” (plus video-post)

You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Galatians 5:13-14) Good morning, friends! It’s another beautiful day in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Rebekah and Continue reading “the basics” (plus video-post)

“The heavens declare the glory of God!” (Niagara Falls Rapids)

The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     their words to the ends of the world… Continue reading “The heavens declare the glory of God!” (Niagara Falls Rapids)

throwing open the windows in anticipation of the breeze…

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.      He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,      he refreshes my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3) TODAY, after missing several weeks, I have resurrected my “Wednesday Video-post” feature. Please take a couple of minutes to take a look, at this link: my Youtube channel – Derek Continue reading throwing open the windows in anticipation of the breeze…

how redemption works for me

Happy Thursday, friends! This morning’s post will likely be short (no time today!), but will include a link to my weekly video-post, so don’t miss that two-minute opportunity. CLICK HERE. Essentially, I’m following up on yesterday (“Hit the back of the ball“) and also continuing an ongoing conversation with a friend who constantly struggles with Continue reading how redemption works for me

Learning from the children (Jesus loves me this I know…)

This morning I’m going to stick with the “learning from the children” theme from yesterday’s post. Some of the “post-posting” discussion centered around the idea that we teach children, and the concern was aired that teaching comes along with the risk of indoctrination. That’s a useful discussion, but what I’m more interested in today is Continue reading Learning from the children (Jesus loves me this I know…)

embracing “the life that is truly life…”

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” – (John 11:25-26) The conversation at my Wednesday evening “Men’s Room” small group this week was – and we’ve come to expect this – Continue reading embracing “the life that is truly life…”