Thoughts and Photos from a Damp Weekend

- receiving 14 new members at HMPC this weekend The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is …

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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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September 2022 in 30 Pictures

September had a lot of everything: Searing heat, beautiful hints of fall, torrential rains, and then Hurricane Ian's blustery reminder that the tropics are determined to be anything but quiet. - writer/photographer Derek Maul: camera ready for what comes next! The month also marked tremendous progress in our garden, a wedding ring found, the passing …

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Ten Images – bright and soggy – for Photo Friday (Sept 30)

Whoever pursues righteousness and love    finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21 - morning walk with the umbrella This morning, as you can see if you look out your window pretty much anywhere in the Southeastern United States, is wet, blustery, and full with some part of Hurricane Ian's enormous reach. We're expecting heavy rain all …

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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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Click here to make your world a little brighter (Photo-Friday)

For the beauty of the earthFor the beauty of the skiesFor the love which from our birthOver and around us liesOver and around us lies Lord of all, to thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise John Rutter - David and Grace Today I'm happy to share a few images of actual people! Those …

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Gardening with Rebekah: We Simply Must Take Better Care of this Good Earth

- all this is about to be destroyed 😦 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 - Rebekah with the Cobbs in their garden Sometimes, especially in the big-picture world of ideological give and take, it's easy to get caught …

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“I will not let you go!” Rebekah has the opportunity to preach again.

Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” Genesis 32:26-28 - Rebekah blessing the congregation The best I …

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A few more photos, and “hats off” to the Queen’s loyal staff

It's looking to be a busy Saturday, so my post this morning will simply be a handful more images you all may enjoy from this week. First, the photograph from the procession when Queen Elizabeth's coffin was moved from Buckingham palace to Westminster. Her majesty's senior household staff - often overlooked in all the noise, …

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