an invitation to wonder (the only reasonable response to the gift of life)


“Take a good look at God’s wonders— they’ll take your breath away!” – Psalm 66:5

Today’s blog post is – mostly – photography. Day-to-day, I capture whatever is happening “at hand” on my iPhone camera. Then, on occasion, I pull out the Nikon DSLR. These photos are all Nikon.

  • 1-DSC_0506Rebekah, who has been making amazing progress with her ukulele.
  • Beks, learning from her grandmother.
  • Beks, posing with her chalk art.
  • David and Beks both, showing off the two-day diorama project.
  • Impromptu water play.

My purpose here in Reading Between the Lines, sharing these daily posts, is to invite everyone into the wonder that is – I believe – the only reasonable response to living with our eyes wide open and our spirits wide open.

Sometimes it’s about catching a glimpse. These past few days, with the grandchildren coming into clear focus, the evidence is a little more obvious.

“Take a good look at God’s wonders— they’ll take your breath away!” – Psalm 66:5



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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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