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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When every meal together is a special time of thanksgiving – three simple recipes

- North Carolina writer Derek Maul It has been a while since I wrote anything under the "Foodie" post label. Not that Rebekah and I have failed to eat with our usual enthusiasm, so much as that I have not had the available time to cook with the necessary level of concentration and creativity. This …

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birthday notes, comfort food, and an epic card

But the godly will flourish like palm trees    and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.    They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit;    they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The Lord is just!    He is my rock!Psalm 92:12-15 - good job on the …

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Birthday dinner and “Poole’s Diner” restaurant review

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31 Rebekah's birthday treat this year gave me the opportunity to avoid one of the America's most common spelling errors. I could write about Rebekah's birthday "dinner" or her "birthday diner" and be correct either …

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Beer pairings and wine-snobbery!

You make grass grow for cattle;    you make plants for human farming        in order to get food from the ground,         and wine, which cheers people’s hearts,        along with oil, which makes the face shine,        and bread, which sustains the human heart.Everything is permitted, but everything isn’t beneficial. Everything is permitted, but everything doesn’t build others up.  No one should look out …

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Five Food Friday #photofriday

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. - Ecclesiastes 9:7 Just for fun, this week let's do, "Five Food Friday." Life is never simple, and the day-to-day of caring for my parents can be a real challenge. So I try, …

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In the Garden – inhale peace and exhale gratitude

The Lord God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it. - Genesis 2:15 - author Derek (not a gardener) Maul Friday turned out to be another garden emphasis day here at Maul Hall, and certainly not the last of this late spring weekend. With …

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a good word about great coffee

Awake, awake!Put on your strength, O Zion...... that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.Isaiah 52:1, "He brews" 6:12 - cappuccino on Lake Como I want to begin this morning by saying how happy I am that the United States Postal Service gets me. Finally they have come …

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Take That, COVID

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31 - May 10 at Over the Falls I am trying hard not to get carried away here; but if you combine today's post with yesterday's "live music in church" celebration, it would be …

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