“A time to grieve and a time to dance.” November in 30 Photographs

For everything there is a season,    a time for every activity under heaven.2 A time to be born and a time to die.    A time to plant and a time to harvest.3 A time to kill and a time to heal.    A time to tear down and a time to build up.4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.    A …

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Rain, soggy leaves, and dog photos!

This morning in Wake Forest it is cold and wet, reminding me of the late autumn in England. I have fond memories of walking home from school in my "Wellies," sloshing through deep piles of wet leaves, or playing soccer in the mud on a cold, rainy afternoon (it was fun only if you were …

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“Join with all nature in manifold witness” – more fall photos

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,sun, moon, and stars in their courses abovejoin with all nature in manifold witnessto thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. Great is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Chisholm, 1923) - writer/photographer Derek Maul In some places fall comes in a rush, burns brilliantly for a spectacular week or so, then quickly …

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A splash of fall color in North Carolina!

the Lord has done this,    and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day;    let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:23-24 - This will be my signature photo for a while! Today's post features just the one photograph, taken around 7:30 this morning. Why just one? Well, it's all I need! Florida was great. Thanksgiving …

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Saturday just about every photo was a keeper

- me and Geoffrey on the choo choo Feature image (colorful wall) by Naomi Campbell Our Saturday in Central Florida did a lot to remind me of how exhausting and fast-paced life with children can be. All we did was go to Disney Springs for brunch and three hours later Rebekah and I were pretty …

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The day after Thanksgiving in a dozen photographs (because the computer ate my words)

Friday was a good day. Then, in the evening, I wrote an interesting post featuring my niece Hannah and her family, my afternoon at "The Ravenous Pig" in Winter Park, watching The World Cup with another niece (Lindsay) and her fiancé Johnny, some cool images from my drive through downtown Orlando and then Mexican food …

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This is how we do it! Photos of a most beautiful Thanksgiving

- part of the dinner table at the Campbell home They feasted and drank with David for three days, for preparations had been made by their relatives for their arrival. 1 Chronicles 12:39 - Rebekah and Derek in Orlando Dateline Orlando: Our daughter Naomi and her husband, Craig, pulled it off! Their Thanksgiving guest list …

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Happy Thanksgiving (from a bone weary pilgrim)

- Getting ready to walk Max in the neighborhood with Beks So the day before Thanksgiving, Rebekah and I loaded up her little Rav-4 and headed down to Orlando to be with our daughter Naomi's family. Because - of course - having enjoyed the drive up 95 all the way to Philadelphia a couple of …

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Standing up to Testify (transcript of my words at dad’s service)

- Wake Forest Presbyterian Church My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can’t save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, “Go in …

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The best photos from this important family weekend

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "The fruit of the Spirit is not only love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness etc., but also a beautiful family." Derek Maul This sad but historic weekend was a whirlwind, followed by a …

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