From Costa Rica to the front stoop (5-photo-Friday)

When you talk, you should always be kind and wise. Then you will be able to answer everyone in the way you should. – Colossians 4:6

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Interview with Costa Rica

I could write in a number of different directions today, but I think we’ll stick with the tried and true Friday Potpourri format. Five photographs, five short takes.

First, and I’d write more on this but I don’t want to “scoop” the newsletter where the complete story will run, I started my Friday morning by doing an interview via video-conference. I was sipping coffee here in North Carolina while my subject was at his desk in Costa Rica.

Dr. Fernando Cascante is executive director of AETH (the Hispanic Theological Education Association). His work is focused on the support of top quality theological education to the extent that it impacts the Spanish speaking world. Essentially, the association is all about three words: Connecting; Collaborating; Contributing.

I will likely link the complete article for you once it is published, but for the purposes of this morning, I’d like to invite you to pray for Fernando and his work. You see, I believe that “poor theology” leads to “bad religion”, and we have far too much of that in this world today. So I am all for the initiatives Dr. Cascante and AETH are committed to.

Night and Day:

Meanwhile, on the front stoop, Rebekah is doing caulking, wood-fill, and other prep for her “paint the railings” project. You can tell by her pose that she’s all business!

Picture number three is a little more subtle. We went outside around 10:30 to look at the Super Moon, and this is Rebekah holding up the “night Sky” app on her iPhone to see how the constellations were laid out around it. Venus, interestingly, was competing for attention in the opposite direction, pretty much west of us as opposed to the Moon’s rise in the southeast. What a spectacular sight, and what a beautiful night to be out walking.

Father and son:

IMG_E9913The fourth photo is from Thursday afternoon. Dad and I went out for a walk and made it halfway into the park before running out of steam. It is increasingly hard for dad to get out and about but when he does we’re glad we made the extra effort. Especially in this beautiful late run of spring we’re enjoying in Wake Forest. 62-degrees with the sun shining, a gentle breeze blowing, the birds singing their hearts out. Just grateful to be alive.

What’s for lunch?

IMG_E9884I’ll wrap things up with the requisite food photo. Seriously, folks, if you haven’t tried ground turkey for your burger meat then plan to cook some real soon. Chef tip for the day is this: mix in a little Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt before you cook the burger. Then top with sharp white cheddar cheese and some thinly sliced apple.

And, this is a no-brainer, regardless of diet this absolutely demands some really top-quality french fries (and a locally sourced brew certainly works well too).

So there you go. Five Photo Friday. Peace, blessings, and enjoy this beautiful weekend – DEREK

 

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Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), 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.

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Muchas gracias Derek for including me in your Five Foto (in Spanish) Friday. It was an unexpected blessing this opportunity to connect with you and learn about the work you as I shared the work AETH does. Blessings to you, your wife, and all your familia!

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