My grandson’s fractured leg… and the children of Ukraine

 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will …

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A Few Amazing Photographs and a Little American Pride

- DC from Arlington I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:1-2 If you have been reading the past few days then you already know about our weekend …

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“Derek & Rebekah go to worship” Episode 5

May there be peace with the brothers and sisters as well as love with the faith that comes from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ forever.Ephesians 6:23-24 - this Sunday in Durham This week Rebekah and I almost didn't make it …

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Adding my tears at Cherokee: “Unto These Hills”

- The Trail of Tears I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?2 My help comes from the Lord,Who made heaven and earth. - Psalm 121:1-2 - in Bryson City This time last week I found myself genuinely surprised at my emotional response when Rebekah and I attended the Unto These Hills historical drama at …

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A story that can’t be held in one frame #Nativity

It's obvious I enjoy photography. I especially love how - once in a while - a single image captured in a fraction of a second can tell a complete story. Typically, though, life is too rich and nuanced to be told in one frame. That's where words help. Then there are video segments, sound bites, …

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