Grandpa David Turns 94!

In this summer of big events, my dad has quietly notched up another year around the sun. Our granddaughter Beks, who is going into 4th grade and loves math, said, "If he was 100 he'd be born in 1922 so we just have to add six because 100 take away 94 is six so he …

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“Love never loses faith, is always hopeful…”

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and …

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a good time made better by love and unity

Look at how good and pleasing it is    when families live together as one! It is like expensive oil poured over the head,    running down onto the beard—        Aaron’s beard!—    which extended over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew on Mount Hermon    streaming down onto the mountains of Zion,    because it is there that the Lord has commanded the blessing:        everlasting life.Psalm 133 …

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The Family Photo You Work a Lifetime For

- Rebekah and Lindsay These are the photos we work a lifetime for. Rebekah and I met, we started dating, we fell in love, we married... and then all this happened. Good grief. First Andrew, then Naomi; two most wonderful in-law children; four beautiful grandchildren; two remarkable families. So we had a few people over …

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When the entire family comes together

Saturday I took Andrew, Alicia, and Mr. T. into downtown Raleigh to look around the Natural History Museum. My grandson is still a little young to engage with the exhibits, but we had a good time walking around and simply being there. Besides, 90% of the things we have wanted to do as a family …

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Four Generation Photo – and Sharing the Good News

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I came that they may have life, rich and satisfying.Galatians 5:22-23, John 10:10 - Derek, David, Mr. T., Andrew Four generations of Maul men in one photograph is a big ask. Especially when …

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Alicia’s Birthday Feast

A few days ago I asked Andrew if Alicia would like me to fix something special for her birthday dinner. "I'd like to be wowed," she said. Clarification came in the form of "Branzino" (which is Italian for Sea Bass). The request was rounded out with "Grilled Asparagus" and then "Risotto." You can tell the …

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So happy to see “The A-Team” (Andrew and family) after more than two and a half years!!

- Sunset from RDU rooftop parking How good and pleasant it is    when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head,    running down on the beard,running down on Aaron’s beard,    down on the collar of his robe.Psalm 133:1-2 - Here they come! So finally - after boarding their plane for the third time …

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Bringing my new MacBook Air online… “Hey Steve, can I get a little help here?”

- what's in the box Today - following a series of disappointments over several years with HP, Dell, and then Lenovo - I finally abandoned my attempt to use less expensive laptops for work "on the go," and fired up a new MacBook Air. I have enjoyed the iMac here on my desktop for more …

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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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