Wake Forest Shrugs Off Ian’s Last Gasp

All of a sudden, here it is, October 1. We've already made it three-quarters of the way through 2022. September was interesting and - if you're new to this blog or just missed yesterday's post - you can see the month reviewed in 30 pictures by clicking here. So I opened the front door this …

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Max Retriever and his (mostly) endearing obstinate streak

- Max hanging out while Rebekah works One of the many things I love about my dog, Max, is the small rebellious streak that crops up from time to time; or, as he would put it, "my sense of humor!" - Max Max is a highly trained, wonderfully sensitive, "I know all the commands" therapy …

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Peace in the Landscape of “Retirement” (R-words in the Garden)

You are a garden fountain,    a well of flowing water    streaming down from Lebanon. Song of Songs 4:15 I may be experiencing some extra aches and pains in my joints, and popping a few more ibuprofen than usual, but the good news is that Rebekah and I are out there in the garden, actually making progress, and it …

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Rebekah in Chainsaw Rambo Mode!

- our garden guard-pig holding on the best he can The Lord will guide you continually    and provide for you, even in parched places.    He will rescue your bones.You will be like a watered garden,    like a spring of water that won’t run dry. Isaiah 58:11 - Rebekah wielding the chainsaw! Evidently one post featuring the new chainsaw was not …

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“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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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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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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Sometimes it’s just about paying attention

Let the teaching of Christ live inside you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.Colossians 3:16 - oak-leaf hydrangea Saturday morning, walking Max while the coffee brewed, I noticed how the fresh new sunlight spilling into our neighborhood seemed …

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I believe God walks with us through the valley, rather than organizing a detour

(The boy's father said), "But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”Mark 9:22-24 - NC writer Derek Maul Sometimes I like to find a photograph - typically one that …

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Splashes of Light from Bahrain to Miami to Wake Forest! – (Photo Friday a day early!)

- baby plus water play #Geoffreyishappy - Geoffrey is so happy he can walk now! So it may not be Friday today, but posting this now just fits in better with my schedule this week, and it works out best for me to share this set of images today. Just the one from Bahrain, but …

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