Hurricane Ian, Our Orlando family, and healing the future…

God is our refuge and strength,    an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam    and the mountains quake with their surging.  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall;    God will …

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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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“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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Received with thanksgiving, consecrated in prayer – Photo Friday takes it up a notch

 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5 - writer/photographer Derek Maul with Max Now we are home in Wake Forest, all the images from the past couple of weeks are blurred together in my …

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Baptized in Promise and Saturated with Hope. Happy Anniversary to Us

and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have …

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The last best photos from the mountains: Triple Falls (without falling…)

Part Two of "waterfall day" in the Dupont Forest state recreation area involved hiking up to Triple Falls and then playing in the river. The site - featured in the movie Last of the Mohicans - consists of three distinct cascades, totaling about 120′ in vertical drop. Rebekah, who had made it to Hooker Falls …

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When waterfalls become an immersion experience!

- David exploring Hooker Falls Deep calls to deep    in the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakers    have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 - the kids playing in the falls If I had to pick one aspect of the mountains the grandkids loved the most it would have to be the waterfalls. Especially the day …

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More Story from the Nikon: New Photographs from Clingmans Dome

We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives. Ephesians 2:10 - Beks on top of the world Rebekah made a great point yesterday, right after viewing my collection of photographs from Dry Falls. "You are telling …

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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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