To soar on wings like eagles

Even youths grow tired and weary,    and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord    will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary,    they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 - Red-shouldered Hawk Mostly, I am a pretty good photographer. Then sometimes on top of that I get …

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The architecture of my life (be a Japanese Maple)

- outside the dining room window He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 This …

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People who shine! – Photo Friday

After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.John 21:15 - photography by Naomi Campbell Photo Friday this week is all about people. From the youngest in the family - Geoffrey - all the way …

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Photo Friday: “Every Good & Perfect Gift…”

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 Fencing off the neighbors! - my current favorite of us.... Photo Friday this week takes a look at some of the work going on around my parents' home next door. It's a beautiful …

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grateful for the non-spectacular and the everyday

- Japanesse Maple Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.Matthew 20:32-34 Early September is not one of those times our garden offers much in …

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Heat plus rain plus epic weeds = “Jungle Gardening”

Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense. - Proverbs 12:11 Yesterday morning, aware that I have been more than a little behind on yard work, I set out to deal with both gardens - here at Maul-Hall and my parents' next door. If …

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Where even photography is a form of prayer…

- WFPC Rose Garden July 10 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where …

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Deacons who rock, and “trickle-down goodness”

- Rebekah and John with WFPC deacons But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right …

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Let God wash over you; let love fill you; let it spill over and out.

- the Rose Garden at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church There are several posts I intend to write today. They all may or may not happen. First is this one, a beautiful and peaceful invitation into rest and reflection. The second will reflect on Rebekah's message from Sunday - the 3rd of her "Last Ten" sermons. …

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Creation shows up for worship even when we don’t!

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!     Sing praises to the glory of God’s name!        Make glorious his praise! Say to God:“How awesome are your works!    Because of your great strength,        your enemies cringe before you. All the earth worships you,    sings praises to you,        sings praises to your name!”Psalm 66:1-4 It is another Sunday morning, and sometimes - especially when people fall …

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