The best photos (and memories) that didn’t make this week’s posts

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths.Psalm 24 - writer Derek Maul Typically, my weekly "Photo Review" comes every Friday. But of course there has been nothing typical about anything these last …

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Fields of Beauty and Peace

Saturday morning, visiting with dad at his new home, I took a walk around the neighborhood to get my bearings. The street is quiet, with wide sidewalks that should be great for wheelchair excursions. It was a cool morning, in the 50's. I was in not so much a prayerful mode as meditative, and in …

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My best bird photos from a snowy Saturday in Wake Forest

Birds are, in a sense, a guided interactional devotional experience. It is as if I have been personally invited into a festival of beauty and praise by The Creator. Maybe I have? The following is always a great combination - for photography, for serendipity, and also for smiles: January, North Carolina, snow, cold, woods, and …

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People who shine! – Photo Friday

After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.John 21:15 - photography by Naomi Campbell Photo Friday this week is all about people. From the youngest in the family - Geoffrey - all the way …

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“Why children are always beautiful” – and other images for Photo Friday

- Derek Maul I am extra glad it's Photo Friday today, as my "writing engine" seems determined not to turn over and get going. It's another gorgeous day, however, with sunshine and 60-degrees at breakfast framing the invitation to drink coffee on the deck and listen to the birds for the balance of the morning. …

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breathtaking landscape architecture and living as redeemed people…

My faith tells me that God is the Creator, but also that God gave human beings the responsibility, the intelligence, and the imagination to take care of this good Earth. When God's work and our grateful response come together, then the result is always wonderful.