The best photos (and memories) that didn’t make this week’s posts

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths.Psalm 24 - writer Derek Maul Typically, my weekly "Photo Review" comes every Friday. But of course there has been nothing typical about anything these last …

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“Red Flowers are Red Young Man” – Van Gogh begs to differ

From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise.Philippians 4:8 - at the Van Gogh Immersive …

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Today’s set of Photo-Friday images begs a “Photo of the Week”

- Beks in Miami Photo Friday today comprises this set of eight wonderful images. If I were editing a magazine (which, essentially, I am via this blog), these would all be contenders for "Photo of the Week" honors. Some for form and beauty, others for story. Both are equally compelling. I have to start with …

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Five Photo Friday: grateful for serendipity

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ …

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Photo Good Friday

 God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him.John 3:17 Good Friday. Good, of course, means Holy. And "holy" best describes the initiative of Jesus, taking his invitation for each one of us to walk into reconciliation all the way to the cross. …

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Fields of Beauty and Peace

Saturday morning, visiting with dad at his new home, I took a walk around the neighborhood to get my bearings. The street is quiet, with wide sidewalks that should be great for wheelchair excursions. It was a cool morning, in the 50's. I was in not so much a prayerful mode as meditative, and in …

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Photographs from a walk around Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that …

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a splash of North Carolina springtime

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.Song of Solomon 2:11-12 This is the start of our 9th April here in North Carolina, but I am still just …

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This week it’s “Photo Wednesday”

 lift up my eyes to the mountains—    where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,    the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalm 121 - Derek and Max If you are an astute reader (and I am sure that you are) you will have noted a shift in this blog over recent weeks. This space has been less, …

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beyond “paint-by-numbers” faith and into impressionism

“Can you fathom the mysteries of God?    Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do?    They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth    and wider than the sea."Job 11:7-9 - writer Derek Maul and Geoffrey This weekend, rummaging around for something else, I ran across …

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