Photo Friday tells the story of life, and art, and food, and family

Not forgetting, of course, this week's "Photo-Friday" collection. The categories are: 1) The children. 2) The family. 3) Food. 4) Art. Our granddaughter, Beks, is - always - art. She is mesmerizing in and of herself; but once she begins to have fun and accessorize while out shopping with her mama... well... you can see …

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Received with thanksgiving, consecrated in prayer – Photo Friday takes it up a notch

 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5 - writer/photographer Derek Maul with Max Now we are home in Wake Forest, all the images from the past couple of weeks are blurred together in my …

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When waterfalls become an immersion experience!

- David exploring Hooker Falls Deep calls to deep    in the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakers    have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 - the kids playing in the falls If I had to pick one aspect of the mountains the grandkids loved the most it would have to be the waterfalls. Especially the day …

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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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Stunning photographs of the grandchildren at Dry Falls (first of the Nikon DSLR images)

- Upper Cullasaja Falls Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:11-12 - at Dry Falls Home again, working at my desktop iMac computer, I can finally begin …

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Some Kind of Wonderful

- Saying goodbye in Orlando Tuesday morning Rebekah and I said "goodbye" to our Orlando family and headed back toward North Carolina. What we said goodbye to was four straight weeks featuring various degrees and combinations of our children, our grandchildren, and sundry other relatives. The "month of grandchildren" was, as the song says, "Some …

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Learning with Mr. T. – finding our place in the world…

Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.Philippians 2:4 I could write an entire book chapter on this photograph. It marks everything that is wonderful about being almost three years old, and everything that is difficult about being temporary and uprooted - all at the same time. Mr. …

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So happy to see “The A-Team” (Andrew and family) after more than two and a half years!!

- Sunset from RDU rooftop parking How good and pleasant it is    when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head,    running down on the beard,running down on Aaron’s beard,    down on the collar of his robe.Psalm 133:1-2 - Here they come! So finally - after boarding their plane for the third time …

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Summer Grandchildren, Part One – “Pure Love & Raw Energy”

- Geoffrey on the move! Here's a recent message: "Hey, Derek! Why didn't you post anything to your blog yesterday?" Answer: "First, thanks for caring. Really. It means a lot. However, our home is currently a zoo. Too much fun; too much noise; too much drama: too much to do! These grandchildren are wonderful, amazing, …

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An Amazing Lake Day with Generous Friends!

The Lord has done it this very day;    let us rejoice today and be glad.Psalm 118:24 What an amazing day! I should probably just paste in the photos and let them speak for themselves. But context helps so I'll offer a brief background. A couple of weeks ago our friends Hugh and Diane Terrell heard the grandchildren were …

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