September 2022 in 30 Pictures

September had a lot of everything: Searing heat, beautiful hints of fall, torrential rains, and then Hurricane Ian's blustery reminder that the tropics are determined to be anything but quiet. - writer/photographer Derek Maul: camera ready for what comes next! The month also marked tremendous progress in our garden, a wedding ring found, the passing …

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Ten Images – bright and soggy – for Photo Friday (Sept 30)

Whoever pursues righteousness and love    finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21 - morning walk with the umbrella This morning, as you can see if you look out your window pretty much anywhere in the Southeastern United States, is wet, blustery, and full with some part of Hurricane Ian's enormous reach. We're expecting heavy rain all …

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Peace in the Landscape of “Retirement” (R-words in the Garden)

You are a garden fountain,    a well of flowing water    streaming down from Lebanon. Song of Songs 4:15 I may be experiencing some extra aches and pains in my joints, and popping a few more ibuprofen than usual, but the good news is that Rebekah and I are out there in the garden, actually making progress, and it …

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Click here to make your world a little brighter (Photo-Friday)

For the beauty of the earthFor the beauty of the skiesFor the love which from our birthOver and around us liesOver and around us lies Lord of all, to thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise John Rutter - David and Grace Today I'm happy to share a few images of actual people! Those …

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Keep Looking Up: the gift of wonder

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:    Who created all these?He who brings out the starry host one by one    and calls forth each of them by name.Because of his great power and mighty strength,    not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 - keeping my eyes open Each morning and evening, in addition to the general moving …

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A look back at an interesting week via “Photo Friday”

- Rebekah and Derek Maul This week has been more about writing content than sharing photos. So "Photo Friday" is probably a welcome relief for those of you more interested in the pictures! Regardless, here are 4 posts I'd urge you to read if you missed them: A story of three rings Shifting our center …

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A story of 3 rings, and the power that forged them

“Or what woman, if she owns ten silver coins and loses one of them, won’t light a lamp and sweep the house, searching her home carefully until she finds it? 9 When she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me because I’ve found my lost coin.’ 10  In the same way, I tell …

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Photo Friday tells the story of life, and art, and food, and family

Not forgetting, of course, this week's "Photo-Friday" collection. The categories are: 1) The children. 2) The family. 3) Food. 4) Art. Our granddaughter, Beks, is - always - art. She is mesmerizing in and of herself; but once she begins to have fun and accessorize while out shopping with her mama... well... you can see …

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We have to stand in the light, or we will never bloom (gardening and church)

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of …

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August 2022 in 31 Spectacular Photos!

But this is precisely what is written: God has prepared things for those who love him that no eye has seen, or ear has heard, or that haven’t crossed the mind of any human being 1 Corinthians 2:9 - Photographer Derek Maul August 2022 turned out to be an amazing month for many reasons. We were …

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