Derek's Blog

I Am Thankful

I am thankful for the dust on my floors, because it means I have floors to clean and a home to clean them in. I am thankful for the pain I feel in my big toe after hitting it on the cabinet this morning, because it means I am still alive.  I am thankful. I am thankful...

God Has Chosen You

Have you ever wondered why it is that you have gone through a particular trial for so long? Do things seem to fall apart when you think things cannot get worse? I have some encouragement for you in the transcript of the sermon titled, GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU Derek E....

Dealing With Disappointment

“5Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6, kjv).  Disappointment comes to us all at some point. I have learned the meaning of two laws about...

A New Look at The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer is like breathing. If you breathe, you should pray. Jesus taught that we should always pray and not faint (Luke 18:1).  Christians the world over identify Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4 as the Lord’s Prayer. You would not be wrong in doing the same. I look at...

A Promising Future

Have you recently committed an act that, in your eyes, is so sinful that you have trouble forgiving yourself or approaching God about it? Did you say to yourself “I know better” or “I should have known better”? If you did, I agree. You should have known better (No...

Back to the Drawing Board

Have you ever worked on a project, and just before you finished lost everything? If so, what went through your mind when it happened? In life, we all face times where we simply have to roll up our sleeves and start over, and there are some things involved with going...