Life: “The Lord has done it this very day!”

 How very good and pleasant it is    when God's people live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head,    running down upon the beard,on the beard of Aaron,    running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon,    which falls on the mountains of Zion.For there the Lord ordained his blessing,    life forevermore.Psalm 133 Sunday, …

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family stories only live so long as they are being told

- Lindsay, Sarah, Rebekah  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.Luke 2:19 - author Derek Maul Today's post - January 4th - wraps up my New Year's series from the brief trip Rebekah and I took down into North Florida. I'm posting about our traditional family gift exchange. Whoever …

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God loves fun! Disc Golf and Community Outreach!

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter    and your lips with shouts of joy.So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.Job 8:21, 1 Corinthians 10:31 - Jesse Alexander and Derek Maul New Year's Eve I had the opportunity to do something I haven't done in …

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Being a family rooted in faith (it’s a good story)

 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when …

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What’s the difference between my Mont Blanc pen and my dad’s new Jaguar?

Mont Blanc “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,    you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation,     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles,    and the glory of your people Israel.”Luke 2:29-32 - writer Derek Maul Years ago, back in the days when our children …

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Portraits of Christmas (16 images that tell the story)

- My parents with Christmas gifts There is a lot I want to write about today. But most of it will have to wait. The problem with inspiration is that it is seldom convenient. The words come, then there is no time, and lo the moment is gone! Today, then, I have a series of …

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Glimpses of Thanksgiving Grace (Photo-Friday)

- cooking Thanksgiving Day Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.James 1:17 Thanksgiving sure has shifted in the past few years. We had all the good food; we spent hours in the …

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A Little Joy to go with your Thanksgiving

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.2 Corinthians 9:11 Looking back, my past few posts have been fairly serious in terms of content. Primarily, I am a writer, and I believe (I hope) it is my words …

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Photo Friday: “Every Good & Perfect Gift…”

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 Fencing off the neighbors! - my current favorite of us.... Photo Friday this week takes a look at some of the work going on around my parents' home next door. It's a beautiful …

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Our Times are in God’s Hands (why time is such a precious resource)

But I trust in you, Lord;    I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands...Psalm 31:14-15 Today, first thing in the morning when I was brewing a pot of my current favorite Wicked Joe's coffee, this picture of Rebekah and David popped up as a FaceBook memory. Naomi and Craig were living in Connecticut at the time, …

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