“I can’t believe you let mama have a chainsaw…”

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 Every family has "classic" moments that become legend or lore, often accompanied by funny or pithy observations made by the children. Here at Maul-Hall there have been many, and some have made …

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A story of 3 rings, and the power that forged them

“Or what woman, if she owns ten silver coins and loses one of them, won’t light a lamp and sweep the house, searching her home carefully until she finds it? 9 When she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me because I’ve found my lost coin.’ 10  In the same way, I tell …

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Beyond Fun to Joy, not mere Eating but Feasting…

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.” Revelation 19:9 - Old Town Alexandria I likely have two posts today. So be forewarned! First, I have more photos from the DC …

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Baptized in Promise and Saturated with Hope. Happy Anniversary to Us

and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have …

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Rebekah’s Birthday Treat – Elevating the Human Experience

 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 with the Strawberry Pies Once in a while, especially when there is a birthday involved, …

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My parents’ request: “Honor us by living in kindness and grace.”

- Grace and David Maul celebrating 70 years! For this photograph to make any sense, you have to go back to yesterday's post - "Happy Anniversary, Mum and Dad!" - and get an idea of what the past 70 years has looked like for these two. The statistics say that less than one in a …

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast…

- Grace and David Maul reading together You will keep in perfect peace    those whose minds are steadfast,    because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever,    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.Isaiah 26:3-4 - Wake Forest based writer, Derek Maul I want to preface this post by saying how important it is to me that I treat subjects with respect when …

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Photo Friday Goes to a Beautiful Beach Wedding

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.Colossians 3:12.15 - gotta love Sunset Beach, NC In this time of war, and pandemic, and so much bitter divide, I …

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Dipping into the Devotional Classics with Rebekah

My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can’t save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, “Go in peace! Stay warm! Have a …

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The Wedding on Top of the Town

- View from the wedding venue.... This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us…1 John 5:14-15 - Sunday overlooking DC Rebekah and I are back from Washington DC after a really great weekend. Just to get away together for a couple of …

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