“Foodie Thursday” – including today’s recipe

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare    a feast of rich food for all peoples,a banquet of aged wine—    the best of meats and the finest of wines.7 On this mountain he will destroy    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,the sheet that covers all nations;8     he will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears    from all faces;he will remove his people’s disgrace    from all the …

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Coming Out… (as a food blogger)!

Okay, so I'll admit it: views, likes, and shares are important. I could insist that this space is exclusively about sharing the Good News, or the privilege of influencing more people in terms of how they think, but - even though both points are absolutely true - I confess there is a little ego somewhere …

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Dogs, Flowers, and Sandwiches – this week’s Photo-Friday

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,    for I am trusting you.Show me where to walk,    for I give myself to you.Psalm 143:8 It is always interesting to review the past week's photographs, and take note of what was left out when I was sharing other thoughts, devotions, opinion, and commentary. Sometimes I take photographs …

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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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Making an Amazing Pound Cake with the Children!

- very wonderful pound cake! The best photographs, in my estimation, are the ones that tell a story, and this week has featured some great examples. Over the past few days I have shared several collections of fun and amazing images from the Spring Break visit with our daughter and her beautiful family. There have …

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Photo Friday: May your day be filled with images that inspire you!

- Morgan, Rebekah, Elaine, Savanah Photo Friday this week begins in Durham, where Rebekah and I met cousins for dinner and conversation around higher education. Shafe and Elaine Alexander's girls (Morgan and Savanah) are looking at North Carolina State and Duke. So we met at their hotel before heading into downtown Durham to "It's a …

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Short Foodie Post – Saffron Salmon

 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 Rebekah came in from Bahrain late Friday evening, so I waited until Saturday to celebrate with a …

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“Who’s a Good Boy!” – We all need a little affirmation

Jesus - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 Once in a while - not often enough I'm sure - Max Retriever gets to go see his friends at the Dirty Dog Spa and come …

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A Foodie Post and my New Format

- writer Derek Maul January is always a good time to try on new ideas - or at least tweak what's already there. So I am doing a little experimentation with format that should do a better job - visually - of interfacing with my content. Everything I write still comes out of my core …

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Why Everyone Should Have a “Boxing Day” tradition!

- Silly paper hats are a must! Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”Nehemiah 8:10 Today is not going to be an "explainer" post so much as a …

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