Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is in you all day long.Psalm 25 - me and dad, Sunday afternoon One of the things we do when we visit my dad is sing hymns. Both my parents love them, and it is amazing …

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The Power of Goodness and Hope (photo-friday part II)

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13 This may be an excuse to skip more serious writing, but I have a new set of photos to …

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“Not even Solomon in all his glory” – Photo Friday

This morning's "Photo Friday" collection comprises two categories: Family, and Flowers. Both add such light and beauty to my life and today I'm just spreading it around. I love the juxtaposition in this first pairing. Geoffrey, absolutely loaded with energy; grabbing every moment with the bright-eyed enthusiasm of discovery; propelled by possibility, promise, curiosity, and …

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when how we look changes what we see

- my mum between our two homes Before the mountains were born,    before you birthed the earth and the inhabited world—    from forever in the past    to forever in the future, you are God.Psalm 90:2 - writer Derek Maul in the garden As a photographer - and as a writer, too - I love to try to look …

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Stop Standing Around and Looking Up! Pentecost Sunday

After Jesus said these things, as they were watching, he was lifted up and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going away and as they were staring toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood next to them. They said, “Galileans, why are you standing here, looking toward heaven?" Acts 1:9-11 Pentecost. …

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That “anxiety” conversation – making some progress

Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s power so that he may raise you up in the last day. Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. Be clearheaded. Keep alert. 1 Peter 5:6-8a - NC writer Derek Maul I am a little bit pleased with myself right now (just a little) because I have made some …

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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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Our grandchildren shine! (and here’s why)

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.Philippians 2:15b-16a Today's blog entry is a "proud granddaddy" post. Most of the time the stuff I write about David, Beks, Geoffrey, and Mr. T. is focused on family; but today I have something about school. David …

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A Visual Feast! May in 31 photos

Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. Romans 1:20 - writer/photographer Derek Maul Again, given the scope and variety of everything that transpired in May, this post is a close to impossible task. However, I …

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“Rebekah and Derek Go to Church” – in a wheelchair

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”Frederick Buechner He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds.He determines the number of the stars    and calls them each by name.Great is our Lord and mighty in power;    his understanding has no limit.Psalm 147:3-5 When I started this "Derek …

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