Moving trucks and bird-watching

IMG_2288I know I missed another post yesterday. But the Moving Truck pulled up with my parents’ household goods halfway through my first coffee and it was pretty-much constant “go” until the dust cleared. Now all we have to do is unpack boxes… and boxes… and boxes….

The good news is that Rebekah and I finished all the painting on the main floor. The other good news is that mum and dad don’t have to move into their house until we’ve cleared the decks a little more.

All told, for a day filled with ice, sleet, and constant drizzle, it was a huge success in terms of progress.

We spotted a newcomer this time!
We spotted a newcomer this time – we’re told it’s an American Goldfinch …

Later, sitting in our kitchen bay window, drinking coffee and watching the ice fall out of the trees, we were inundated with birds checking out the new feeders. So I’ll wrap up this morning’s short post with a scripture, and then share some of the best images from the day’s events.

The following verse from Romans 15 spoke volumes to me this morning. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (v 13)

Really; joy, peace, and hope. – DEREK

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Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at, and there’s always something new in the works.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.

Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.

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