North Carolina at its beautiful best

- Raleigh from the golf course Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, …

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“Above all else, guard your heart” (the problem with my progressive lenses)

Above all else, guard your heart,    for everything you do flows from it.Proverbs 4:23 - Derek Maul Sometimes, watching this world through the windows of various media, news outlets, magazine pages etcetera, digital, video, audio, print and more, I try to remind myself that I am not so much an observer of actual life as a consumer …

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Today’s set of Photo-Friday images begs a “Photo of the Week”

- Beks in Miami Photo Friday today comprises this set of eight wonderful images. If I were editing a magazine (which, essentially, I am via this blog), these would all be contenders for "Photo of the Week" honors. Some for form and beauty, others for story. Both are equally compelling. I have to start with …

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North Carolina’s compelling history – and the connection between freedom and truth

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1 - outside the history museum Now that my dad is a little more secure, Rebekah and I are trying to head out on some regular "field-trips" here in this part …

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Wow! January and February 2022 in Fifty Fabulous Photos

God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good. There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day.Genesis 1:31 It turns out that not only did I fail to publish my anticipated "February in 28 photos," I managed to forget "January in 31" too. So, in the cause of not "over-publishing" I will …

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A Few Amazing Photographs and a Little American Pride

- DC from Arlington I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:1-2 If you have been reading the past few days then you already know about our weekend …

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Homecoming – and Bahraini Loot

 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."Matthew 13:45-46 - Reunited at RDU Friday evening, after a twenty-one and a half days and more than 15,000 miles, Rebekah arrived safely home in Wake …

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Goodbye to Bahrain; but first, “The Souq”

- Helping Grandmama with her luggage This (above) may not be the clearest photo in today's collection, but I absolutely love what it represents. Mr. T., having spent two and a half weeks getting to know his Grandmama Rebekah, helping with her luggage as she makes her way to the airport, a few hours ahead …

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Splashes of Light from Bahrain to Miami to Wake Forest! – (Photo Friday a day early!)

- baby plus water play #Geoffreyishappy - Geoffrey is so happy he can walk now! So it may not be Friday today, but posting this now just fits in better with my schedule this week, and it works out best for me to share this set of images today. Just the one from Bahrain, but …

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When relationships are more important than sales (Rebekah in Bahrain’s “Little India”)

The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry.Deuteronomy 31:8 Today's report from Bahrain picks up on more of the colorful international flavor of the Kingdom. Of the approximately 1.6 million residents, over 600,000 are migrant workers, comprising …

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