JOY!!! Photo Friday goes to Disney

People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. Then Jesus called them to him and said, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a …

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Time-warp Disney – 1988 and 2015

This week our Richmond family - Naomi, Craig, David, and Beks - traveled to Central Florida to spend a few vacation days having fun at Disney World in Orlando. Rebekah and I first took our kids to Disney in 1988 - they were six and almost four. We did one long day in The Magic …

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PEOPLE – not the magazine, but the real deal

There's only room for so many cruise stories and so many pictures of big boats, so I think today's post will have to be a wrap on this Disney series. I'll make this one about people, and people were the exact reason we steamed out of Port Canaveral in the first place. The Disney Magic Cruise …

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Disney and faith; fantasy versus reality; false and true

The funniest moment on the cruise had to have been when the Disney Magic tied up on Castaway Cay. The day was overcast and rainy. Perfect photography weather (as you can see by the vibrant colors) but not exactly primo recreation conditions. Rebekah and I got off the ship and hiked in for lunch, just …

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knocked out by the flu – but still cruisin’ to Key West

Monday I was happy to post my first blog entry in six days, and I was also looking forward to sharing our Disney Cruise a few photos at a time. Then, by late evening, it was apparent that the "head cold" I'd picked up on board was really a nasty case of the flu. Bummer. …

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Home from Disney Magic Cruise

This morning we floated back into Port Canaveral and started the re-entry process into regular life. We enjoyed a spectacular experience on board the Disney Magic, but it is most certainly time to ease back into the routine of writing, making our own beds, cooking our own food and eating at the kitchen counter. I've …

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THE BIG FLOAT

Today is Cruise Day! That's right, by the time most of you read this short entry our immediate "Maul" family of 12 should be floating our way out into the ocean on a festive Disney boat. Boat.. ship... floating-buffet... theme-park-on-the-water... hotel-with-an-engine... whatever. Regardless of what you call it, we'll be on it. We're heading south, …

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