more fall images from the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. – Psalm 8


I can’t imagine how Rebekah and I could possibly have picked a better week to be up here in the North Carolina mountains. Today we hiked Mt. Jefferson; and – when you add together the color, the temperatures around 60, the sunshine, the light breezes, and having the mountain to ourselves – it all combined for the most perfect set of conditions to enjoy God’s wondrous creation beyond what we could have hoped or imagined.

So, once again, I’ll let just a handful of photographs speak for the day. I promise more photos, and more in-depth reporting, when we return to Wake Forest next week.

In gratitude for the gift of life, for finding each other, and for the privilege to enjoy this life together – 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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