Saturday just about every photo was a keeper

- me and Geoffrey on the choo choo Feature image (colorful wall) by Naomi Campbell Our Saturday in Central Florida did a lot to remind me of how exhausting and fast-paced life with children can be. All we did was go to Disney Springs for brunch and three hours later Rebekah and I were pretty …

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The day after Thanksgiving in a dozen photographs (because the computer ate my words)

Friday was a good day. Then, in the evening, I wrote an interesting post featuring my niece Hannah and her family, my afternoon at "The Ravenous Pig" in Winter Park, watching The World Cup with another niece (Lindsay) and her fiancé Johnny, some cool images from my drive through downtown Orlando and then Mexican food …

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Happy Thanksgiving (from a bone weary pilgrim)

- Getting ready to walk Max in the neighborhood with Beks So the day before Thanksgiving, Rebekah and I loaded up her little Rav-4 and headed down to Orlando to be with our daughter Naomi's family. Because - of course - having enjoyed the drive up 95 all the way to Philadelphia a couple of …

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Sing and make music in your heart

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19-20 - Rebekah with Patrick Marshall Sunday was a good day. I always enjoy church, and I always enjoy hearing Rebekah preach. But this time we drove almost 400 …

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Driving Rebekah to Philly in the rain… to teach effective leadership

- elders, deacons, and trustees at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Devon PA  As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to …

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England 2022, The Last Post (a review of The Caledon Guesthouse)

- The Caledon Guesthouse Drumroll please... this is it, my final post from the epic series: "Derek and Rebekah's Great Adventure in the UK." Unless, that is, something else comes up that absolutely begs to be shared! Earlier in the week I posted my Airbnb review, offering high praise to our cottage rental in Camber …

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Accommodations review – Airbnb in South of England

But he deserves greater glory than Moses in the same way that the builder of the house deserves more honor than the house itself. Every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. Hebrews 3:3-4 - Derek Maul at Camber Sands I promised the folk at Airbnb a more complete review of …

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October 2022 in 31 photographs

So remember, every picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't itEvery picture tells a story, don't it, whoo Rod Stewart (1971) - photography at Camber Sands I cannot believe the month of October is over. I know it's true (both figuratively and literally) that time moves faster the older we get, …

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England Adventure: the food edition

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in …

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Photographs from the Isle of Wight’s Spectacular Coastline

- looking to the The Needles from Alum Bay Sing to the Lord a new song,    his praise from the ends of the earth,you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,    you islands, and all who live in them. Isaiah 42:10 - on the beach with Needles in background The Isle of Wight is not a huge …

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