Jan 27, 2022
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With a life of unique experiences, Derick has served as a
husband to 1, father to 3, a firefighter for 25 years, outreach
pastor for 9 years, and a network development leader for a disaster
relief network for 3 years! He has never met a stranger, and the
Joy of the Lord is his strength! His passion is connecting people,
and his experiences in emergency services and leading teams.
Combining the two is what he does to make connections to further
the kingdom of God! Life Quote: "It's Gonna Be Great!"
- 2:27 - "We are NOT a family that are going to be influenced by
our surroundings, we're going to influence our surroundings. And
you probably heard over and over again, we're not going to be the
thermometer as the thermostat. Not in a way of arrogance, but in a
way of we're confident"
- 3:06 - "If you don't come in with the confidence of knowing
that that that you have control over the situation because you have
Christ in you."
- 4:25 - "Looking back, there was a turning point in that which
was incredible. And it's, you know, due to an incredible wife, I've
got to give her all the credit. You know, as far as like literally
throwing a Bible hit me in the back of the head with Psalm
- 6:19 - "it's those little drops of what you do that your kids
are picking up as you walk through life."
- 9:16 - James 1:2-4 - "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and
sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you
know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let
perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and
complete, not lacking anything."
- 12:25 - "there's things that life are going to. Throw at us as
fathers, and we can either take those on our shoulders, let them
waist down and just get buried in them, conveying that spirit that
hard into our children, right? Or we can take a couple of minutes
for a walk in the door. Throw that stuff down, give it to God, say,
man, I'm going to. I'm going to pray that this does build endurance
and strength in me. But right now I've got a family to lead"
- 16:22 - The vision of the straight line.and an
intersecting squiggly lines that kept coming across that middle
- 25:53 - "You may have a knee jerk reaction to like go to the
worldly way of dealing with it. But it was in that moment there was
like, OK, God, this is the talk that's got to happen, and dad's the
one that gets to do it."