Happy #40 Andrew! Plus some Father’s Day reflections

Whoever fears/respects the Lord has a secure fortress,    and for their children it will be a refuge.Proverbs 14:26 It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:3-4 …

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If we know their stories we can erase time (1928-2106 and beyond…)

- David and Beks with Geoffrey at the Science Museum (photo by Naomi Campbell) All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon. His storytelling fulfilled the prophecy:I will open my mouth and tell stories;I will bring out into the open    things hidden since the world’s first day.Matthew 13:34-35 This morning I want to …

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Five images from the weekend (life is good even when it is hard)

The next day the people in Jerusalem heard that Jesus was coming there. These were the crowds of people who had come to the Passover festival. They took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Jesus. They shouted,“‘Praise Him!’ ‘Welcome! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’"John 12:12-13 - Derek and …

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Family portrait day with the children in the park

Sunday afternoon was a cool, clear, and breezy Spring Day - perfect for running around Wake Forest's picturesque and expansive Joyner Park. The only real challenge was to find some shade for a series of family portraits. I know you are here for the photographs, so I will try to get right to it and …

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Inspired by our children: Rebekah reports from Bahrain

- Andrew in Manama “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” The Travels of Ibn Battutah I was thinking it was past time for another post about Rebekah's visit in Bahrain when she sent me a few photos from Thursday afternoon in Manama. Andrew and Alicia had a half-day at school so …

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Manama update – Rebekah’s Bahrain Adventure Update

- Looking towards the city from Andrew and Alicia's home But the Lord’s faithful love is from forever ago to forever from now        for those who honor him.    And God’s righteousness reaches to the grandchildren         of those who keep his covenant        and remember to keep his commands.Psalm 103:17-18 Writing a travel blog is not so easy when you are not …

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Antidote to “The Loss of Wonder” – Photo Friday

Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I …

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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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