Peace in the Landscape of “Retirement” (R-words in the Garden)

You are a garden fountain,    a well of flowing water    streaming down from Lebanon. Song of Songs 4:15 I may be experiencing some extra aches and pains in my joints, and popping a few more ibuprofen than usual, but the good news is that Rebekah and I are out there in the garden, actually making progress, and it …

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Gardening with Rebekah: We Simply Must Take Better Care of this Good Earth

- all this is about to be destroyed 😦 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 - Rebekah with the Cobbs in their garden Sometimes, especially in the big-picture world of ideological give and take, it's easy to get caught …

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Rebekah in Chainsaw Rambo Mode!

- our garden guard-pig holding on the best he can The Lord will guide you continually    and provide for you, even in parched places.    He will rescue your bones.You will be like a watered garden,    like a spring of water that won’t run dry. Isaiah 58:11 - Rebekah wielding the chainsaw! Evidently one post featuring the new chainsaw was not …

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“I can’t believe you let mama have a chainsaw…”

The Lord God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it. Genesis 2:15 Every family has "classic" moments that become legend or lore, often accompanied by funny or pithy observations made by the children. Here at Maul-Hall there have been many, and some have made …

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A look back at an interesting week via “Photo Friday”

- Rebekah and Derek Maul This week has been more about writing content than sharing photos. So "Photo Friday" is probably a welcome relief for those of you more interested in the pictures! Regardless, here are 4 posts I'd urge you to read if you missed them: A story of three rings Shifting our center …

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Playing Garden Catch-up in the Hot Summer Sun

Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.  Zechariah 1:2 Over the years I have made it very clear how much I love North Carolina. I especially love the fact of four distinct seasons. And, even though I am not a fan of …

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Life and Retirement and Gardening…

The Lord God took the human(s) and settled him (them) in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.Genesis 2:15 - Rebekah working with the plants As an observer by trade (both writing and photography require a great deal of eyes and ears open paying attention) I often find myself simultaneously participating …

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Finding Peace in the Garden

- springtime beginning to break out in our neighborhood Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.John 14:27 If you like weather, then March is always a great month here in Wake Forest. …

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This weekend’s six best photographs

- Beach baby in Bahrain Happy are those    who do not follow the advice of the wicked,or take the path that sinners tread,    or sit in the seat of scoffers;but their delight is in the law of the Lord,    and on his law they meditate day and night.They are like trees    planted by streams of water,which yield their fruit in …

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Heat plus rain plus epic weeds = “Jungle Gardening”

Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense. - Proverbs 12:11 Yesterday morning, aware that I have been more than a little behind on yard work, I set out to deal with both gardens - here at Maul-Hall and my parents' next door. If …

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