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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Let the Wild Rumpus start! (and let our spirits dance…)

“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”Maurice Sendak Yes, you will go out with celebration,    and you will be brought back in peace.Even the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you;    all the trees of the field will clap their hands.Isaiah 55:12 So it may have been ultra cold Saturday, and we …

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Joy in the small things

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this.Galatians 5:22-23 - Derek Maul Today - Wednesday - I'm going to share a good retirement story. I have written a lot about the difficulty of letting go, changing long-practiced routines, and …

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May 2021 in 31 photos

May 2021 was a bright, beautiful, colorful month full with hope and promise. We are coming out of pandemic as a church, the grandchildren are happy and brimming with life, and Wake Forest remains the most perfect community imaginable. In a word, we are blessed. Enjoy this 31 photo tour of 31 days. Let's see …

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“The Wisdom from Above”

It is very unusual to make it all the way to the middle of May having played only a couple of rounds of golf! But this year has been so fragmented, and so busy, and so difficult to navigate that any activity involving several uninterrupted hours has been close to impossible to pull off. Even …

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Children and Trees, growing like crazy – #PhotoFriday

There are three categories in today's "Photo Friday" collection. But the emphasis is - again - heavy on the garden. In fact, when I post "April in Review" later today the picture collection is going to be focused on flowers in a big way. ONE: Thursday I took a swing at getting my parents' back …

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Family update: from (all) our grandchildren to their great-grandparents

- Mr. T. watching one of the Dresden riverboats on the Elbe Jesus - "I am the Gateway. To enter through me is to experience life, freedom, and satisfaction. A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you …

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