“The Lord bless youNumber 6:24-26
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
Wow! October has been some more month! Of course, all of life is like that, and I believe every single month, every week, and every day holds something meaningful, deep, and quite often spectacular.
It’s like I say to the guys at the beginning of a small group meeting: “Where have you encountered God this week? Come on, this shouldn’t be that hard! I believe we should be able to point to an incident – in fact, several incidents – every single day that point to our relationship with the divine.“
So these images comprise a series of snapshots in time that give a pretty good approximation of the flavor of October 2020.
Glancing over, I see that Max Retriever has cropped up seven times. Then the grandchildren in Miami – even though we have yet to get there to see them – make a number of appearances. There is good food, several moments from church (including church leaders, landscapes, and young people making a commitment), the beauty of the beginnings of fall, a few golf-related photographs and – of course – Rebekah.
Please don’t miss the priceless picture of David and Beks dressed up in Star Wars costumes (including lightsabers).
Finally, I wish I had a photograph to share of “Mr. T.”, our delightful grandson of 14-months in Germany, along with his parents. They are doing well and enjoying the beautiful city of Dresden. We talk on Facetime and exchange a lot of pictures, but we don’t have quite the right image in hand for social media. I’m holding my allotment to 30 and will insert #31 if I get one today.
My prayer is that your November 2020 will be an ongoing celebration of life and love, building to a crescendo of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day.
In love, and because of love – DEREK
30 so far – looking for one more…
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.