not so much “Snowpocalypse” – more picture-postcard perfection

IMG_5452-001I’ve had to laugh at all the epic natural disaster references running around the past couple of days. “Snowpocalypse,” “Snowmageddon” (often misspelled as Snowmaggedon), “Snowzilla”, and the so-often-overused, “Storm of the Century.”

Here in Wake Forest the “event” has certainly been disruptive for normal life – people are (for the most part) being smart about staying off the roads, tens of thousands of people have lost power, we had to cancel my small-group this morning, and we’ll likely only have one worship service at WFPC tomorrow – but we’re hardly in an emergency situation.

Later today, after we’ve had hopefully a little more snowfall, I plan to take a long walk with my good camera. This is a beautiful community, and the addition of a light frosting makes for perfect picture-postcard conditions.

DSC_0505In the meanwhile, here are the few shots I took earlier this morning. If you’re wondering about the birds, I still haven’t acquired a really good telephoto lens. When I finally get one, I don’t plan on compromising (so if you’re anxious for better wildlife photography, it looks like a few more of you are going to have to buy a bunch of books!).

I’ve said this many times before, but I really am grateful for the complete range of seasons we enjoy here in North Carolina.

The seasons speak to me of the beauty of a balanced experience: spirit, mind, and body; the temporal, and the eternal; seen and unseen; life, and life beyond life; perishable, and imperishable; dust to dust, and deep calls to deep.

IMG_1966-001For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face; now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

It’s all good, and it’s all a Great Adventure!

In love, and because of love – 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.

4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Love your photos! Here in Savannah, it came a light flurry. It didn’t stick at all. The news actually claimed it to be the first snow in 5 years! Haha! Several years ago I was in Northeast OK for their worst snowstorm in 20 years, now that was snow!


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