Quote: Christmas & Easter

“The best time to be a Christian as a kid is Christmas, as an adult – it’s Easter.” – Tom Deaderick, April 9, 2017

Quote: Direction

“Jesus provides good direction for us – always, but we notice it – sometimes.” – Tom Deaderick, April 8, 2017

Quote: Writing

“I talk to myself and write down the parts that make sense.” – Tom Deaderick, on writing, April 4, 2017

The Island of Misfit Toys

The drive to be unique is a powerful one. It shapes so much of our lives and the choices we make. I never thought of it before this morning, but the misfit toys are all on the island because they are unique. They are…

Quote: Before you can say something is good…

“There has to be a comparison, that’s what I’ve always believed. Before you can say something is good, you must set something beside it and declare it them to be different, and that the other is bad.” – Tom Deaderick, February 7, 2017, from…

God’s competitive drive

We’re made in God’s image. God loves to create. It’s the first act we see Him engaged in in the Bible and a similar drive is inside all of us. Sometime you might think of the drives common to us all, trace those back…

Quote: Vigilantes

“We don’t have to be vigilantes, just vigilant.” – Tom Deaderick, Dec 23, 2016, regarding child-abuse and his book LIFEFLASH

Quote: Parenting

“Parenting is filled with moments that are natural and expected that feel unnatural and unnerving.” – Tom Deaderick, 7/23/2016, from a Sunday School lesson created from DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE.

Quote: Stopping Short

“A thousand steps behind don’t mean anything if you stop short of the next one.” – Tom Deaderick, 7/16/2016, from a Sunday School lesson created from DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE.

Quote: On living vicariously

“I live an actual life while at work – ironically most of the time I actually spend living my life someone has to pay me to do it.” – Tom Deaderick, 7/16/2016, from a Sunday School lesson created from DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE