Making travel plans – so excited!!

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths.Psalm 24 I am pleased to report this morning that I am excited - giddy, almost - about the fact that Rebekah and I have some …

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Something New for Rebekah (it was going to happen sooner or later!)

- and she's off! Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.” He also said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”Revelation 21:5 - First Presbyterian Church, Wilson Today marks the beginning of another new chapter. It's nine months into Rebekah's retirement, and once again I …

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Life and Retirement and Gardening…

The Lord God took the human(s) and settled him (them) in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.Genesis 2:15 - Rebekah working with the plants As an observer by trade (both writing and photography require a great deal of eyes and ears open paying attention) I often find myself simultaneously participating …

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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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“Busting to make a call” and other fun idioms we all need to know!

- David and Derek So this week Wake Forest has galloped ahead from cool to hot, from early spring to early summer, and Monday saw 80-degree temperatures to go along with all that lovely pollen saturating the air! It also meant I could get dad out and about to explore his new neighborhood and get …

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The business end of love – and a huge step in my dad’s journey

I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.Isaiah 46:4 - Derek Maul writes in North Carolina Friday afternoon - after a full six months of research, prayer, visits, disappointments, prayer, interviews, tours, …

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Finally, 8-months on, I pull the trigger!

- HMPC Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built …

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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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Photo essay featuring faith, love, and difficult questions…

“‘Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord."Leviticus 19:32 The banner of this blog reads, "Derek Maul: Words and Photographs for the Journey." It's not so much a subject matter blog (like a foodie blog or a car blog), where you know you can always find …

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New glasses, and seeing clearly what we don’t need

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."Matthew 6:19-21 - new glasses! …

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