You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast…

- Grace and David Maul reading together You will keep in perfect peace    those whose minds are steadfast,    because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever,    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.Isaiah 26:3-4 - Wake Forest based writer, Derek Maul I want to preface this post by saying how important it is to me that I treat subjects with respect when …

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Photo essay featuring faith, love, and difficult questions…

“‘Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord."Leviticus 19:32 The banner of this blog reads, "Derek Maul: Words and Photographs for the Journey." It's not so much a subject matter blog (like a foodie blog or a car blog), where you know you can always find …

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I get knocked down but I get up again…

Even to your old age and gray hairs    I am he, I am he who will sustain you.I have made you and I will carry you;    I will sustain you and I will rescue you.Isaiah 46:4 But I get up againYou're never gonna keep me downI get knocked downBut I get up againYou're never gonna keep me downI get …

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Why it’s time to write about my journey with my dad

“May glory be given to God in the highest heaven!    And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!” - Luke 2:14 - Dad and Max (December 18) As a writer whose focus is journaling, it is hard sometimes to determine the line between what is edifying for public consumption and what …

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Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!

My job as Grandaddy Derek is to love David and Beks with the cumulative love of all these decades, to nurture them spiritually in ways I'm only now beginning to grow into, and to share with them the stories I couldn't possibly have known thirty years ago because I had yet to live them.

vision, new life, and inspiration for 2016

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” - Isaiah 43:19 This morning, and in the spirit of Tuesday evening's "State of the Union" address, I'd like to share a little vision for the coming …

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celebrating my morning “patina”

This morning I heard the alarm clock, went back to sleep, hit the snooze a second time, dozed, then reluctantly pulled myself out of bed in response to some impatient, targeted (at me), huffing by Scout Labradoodle - who had been ready for her walk since the first sounds of Dan Fogelberg's "To the Morning" …

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