Thoughts and Photos from a Damp Weekend

- receiving 14 new members at HMPC this weekend The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is …

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September 2022 in 30 Pictures

September had a lot of everything: Searing heat, beautiful hints of fall, torrential rains, and then Hurricane Ian's blustery reminder that the tropics are determined to be anything but quiet. - writer/photographer Derek Maul: camera ready for what comes next! The month also marked tremendous progress in our garden, a wedding ring found, the passing …

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Looking into today through the correct lens

- earlier this summer: eyes wide open for God's glory and goodness Be good to your servant while I live,    that I may obey your word. Open my eyes that I may see    wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:17-18 - trying to keep my eyes open Frequent flyers in this space will know I usually post every day. …

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Reading to Learn, to Challenge Ourselves, and to Grow as Thinking Christians

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,    for the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 18:15 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.” Proverbs 10:23 This is a good day for one of those "What are you reading?" posts. At the moment, having endured …

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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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Four Generation Photo – and Sharing the Good News

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I came that they may have life, rich and satisfying.Galatians 5:22-23, John 10:10 - Derek, David, Mr. T., Andrew Four generations of Maul men in one photograph is a big ask. Especially when …

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Bringing my new MacBook Air online… “Hey Steve, can I get a little help here?”

- what's in the box Today - following a series of disappointments over several years with HP, Dell, and then Lenovo - I finally abandoned my attempt to use less expensive laptops for work "on the go," and fired up a new MacBook Air. I have enjoyed the iMac here on my desktop for more …

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Holding out a piece of my soul (Photo Friday)

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.Romans 12:16, 1 John 4:11 - Geoffrey and Naomi Photo Friday samples just a few images from this week's "previously unpublished" folder. …

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A season not of production, but of belonging…

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13 - shift in writing focus.... As July gets under way, halfway through this very challenging year, I thought this might be a good opportunity …

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The amazing privilege of writing to encourage!

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.Romans 12:5 Rebekah and I may be officially "retired", but I still have enough writing gigs to keep my attention focused and my freelance career active. One, and probably the most important in terms of keeping my visibility current, is the column …

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