“We Care Golf Classic” reminds me of the goodness of people

I felt like vacation well and truly began a day early, Tuesday morning, when I joined my friends Keith, George, and Rick at the Wakefield Plantation Club to participate in the We Care Golf Classic, raising donations and awareness for several military charities. Our foursome, along with an active military service-member, Kyle, enjoyed a fund …

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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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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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It’s the Simple Gifts (so many smiles for photo Friday)

Devotion to God is, in fact, a way for people to be very rich, but only if it makes them satisfied with what they have. When we came into the world, we brought nothing. And when we die, we can take nothing out. So, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. 1 …

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Some inspiration from Max Retriever…

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,    for I have put my trust in you.Show me the way I should go,    for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,    for I hide myself in you. Psalm 143:8-9 - Max This morning my oversized Golden Retriever, Max, was super-excited to go for his walk. He …

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“Life is a gift to be received with gratitude and a task to be pursued with courage”

We fall downWe lay our crownsAt the feet of Jesus The greatness ofMercy and loveAt the feet of Jesus We cry holy, holy, holyWe cry holy, holy, holyWe cry holy, holy, holyIs the lamb Christ Tomlin (Revelation 4:8-11) - responding to God's invitation First, and importantly, attending church is always good, always worthwhile, always timely, …

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Five Photo Friday: grateful for serendipity

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ …

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Five images from the weekend (life is good even when it is hard)

The next day the people in Jerusalem heard that Jesus was coming there. These were the crowds of people who had come to the Passover festival. They took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Jesus. They shouted,“‘Praise Him!’ ‘Welcome! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’"John 12:12-13 - Derek and …

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Live like you mean it! There are no half measures! March in 31 photographs

Drum-roll please... here it is! My (almost) regular end of the month feature showcasing one photograph for each day. Not such an easy call this time, as we had the Miami grandchildren visiting. How could a week like that possibly be reduced to a handful of images? But here they are, faithfully offered. Just 31 …

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Making an Amazing Pound Cake with the Children!

- very wonderful pound cake! The best photographs, in my estimation, are the ones that tell a story, and this week has featured some great examples. Over the past few days I have shared several collections of fun and amazing images from the Spring Break visit with our daughter and her beautiful family. There have …

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