Better Wine Project

Not only did Jesus turn water into wine, but he brought out the better wine at the end of the party. Better Wine Project is a conversation between friends Jake Blakeney and Justin Woods. They believe that the best years of life are ahead and not behind.

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Better Wine Project S2E4 - The Danger of Retreating to the Man Cave

Jake and Justin discuss the importance of engagement and how they've chosen to avoid retreating as a way of escape from the pressures and hardships of life.

“Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on this earth to offer to others.”
— Parker Palmer

Better Wine Project S1E10 - Like-hearted Kings

In a special Season 1 finale (cue the fireworks), Jake and Justin bring their good friend Nate into the studio to talk about life and what it looks like to do life with those around you, resisting isolation, and being fully known.

Find like-hearted kings living in the same direction. When they’re at war, you’re at war.
— Dan Allender

To learn more about Dan Allender, go here.


Some of the scripture references we made during the show:

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 (ESV)

15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16 If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God[a] that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules,[b] then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 17 But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20 loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

John 10:10 (ESV)

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 18:1 (ESV)

18 Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;
    he breaks out against all sound judgment.

Better Wine Project S1E6 - Music We Love

Jake and Justin talk about some of their favorite music from the past and present.  Also, listen to all the way to the end to hear about the names of all the bands they've each been a part of.

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In case you want to remember our awesome band names from bygone days...

Bands Justin has been in:  1) Phillip's Plea; 2) Hope of Glory

Bands Jake has been in: 1) Cue 22; 2) Two Jakes Short; 3) Twenty-four Seven; 4)Ma Foi; 5) White Horse Riders


A throwback to circa 2000.  This, my friends, is Cue 22 in all of their glory.  Maybe one of these days we'll dig up some video footage.

A throwback to circa 2000.  This, my friends, is Cue 22 in all of their glory.  Maybe one of these days we'll dig up some video footage.