Our Beautiful Grandchildren (and a prayer request)

- Naomi, Craig, and the children at Disney This morning's post is short because we are headed out on vacation. YAY!!!!!! Rebekah and I are flying to England, where we will be meeting up with Andrew, Alicia, and Mr. T. You can be sure to anticipate all kinds of stories and photographs as we explore …

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“We Care Golf Classic” reminds me of the goodness of people

I felt like vacation well and truly began a day early, Tuesday morning, when I joined my friends Keith, George, and Rick at the Wakefield Plantation Club to participate in the We Care Golf Classic, raising donations and awareness for several military charities. Our foursome, along with an active military service-member, Kyle, enjoyed a fun …

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Thoughts and Photos from a Damp Weekend

- receiving 14 new members at HMPC this weekend The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is …

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Gourmet on the Fly – quick read recipe

Today's recipe turned out so well I had to write this out just as soon as I could. Sometimes "freestyle" works, and it's good to take notes for later. Yes, there are certain principles involved because after all these years I kind of know what I'm doing, but chance and more than a little good …

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You are Welcome! World Communion Sunday is for Everyone

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. Psalm 130:3-4 In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the …

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Wake Forest Shrugs Off Ian’s Last Gasp

All of a sudden, here it is, October 1. We've already made it three-quarters of the way through 2022. September was interesting and - if you're new to this blog or just missed yesterday's post - you can see the month reviewed in 30 pictures by clicking here. So I opened the front door this …

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September 2022 in 30 Pictures

September had a lot of everything: Searing heat, beautiful hints of fall, torrential rains, and then Hurricane Ian's blustery reminder that the tropics are determined to be anything but quiet. - writer/photographer Derek Maul: camera ready for what comes next! The month also marked tremendous progress in our garden, a wedding ring found, the passing …

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Ten Images – bright and soggy – for Photo Friday (Sept 30)

Whoever pursues righteousness and love    finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21 - morning walk with the umbrella This morning, as you can see if you look out your window pretty much anywhere in the Southeastern United States, is wet, blustery, and full with some part of Hurricane Ian's enormous reach. We're expecting heavy rain all …

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Hurricane Ian, Our Orlando family, and healing the future…

God is our refuge and strength,    an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam    and the mountains quake with their surging.  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall;    God will …

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Max Retriever and his (mostly) endearing obstinate streak

- Max hanging out while Rebekah works One of the many things I love about my dog, Max, is the small rebellious streak that crops up from time to time; or, as he would put it, "my sense of humor!" - Max Max is a highly trained, wonderfully sensitive, "I know all the commands" therapy …

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