The best photos (and memories) that didn’t make this week’s posts

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths.Psalm 24 - writer Derek Maul Typically, my weekly "Photo Review" comes every Friday. But of course there has been nothing typical about anything these last …

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The Year 2021 in s̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶y̶-̶f̶i̶v̶e̶ (a little over 100) photographs

Here is my challenge. I need to communicate the essence of one whole year while still limiting myself to just a handful of photographs for each month. This is going to be tough, because some months involved a whole lot! August, for example, featured not only Rebekah's retirement, but a trip to the Mountains, and …

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Christmas 2021: Gritty – not some airbrushed Hallmark tableau

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.""I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, …

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First Wilmington (Derek & Rebekah go to church)

First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington I was glad when they said to me,    “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” And now here we are,    standing inside your gates, O Jerusalem.Psalm 122:1-2 - Rebekah and Derek go to church This adventure has been - and continues to be - a most interesting exercise. Rebekah and I show up …

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Our essential mission is unchanged (and “Happy 93rd birthday, Dad!”)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes …

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The (very) Young and the (very) Old… Four-Photo-Friday

- Craig with the children at Zoo Miami As water reflects the face,    so one’s life reflects the heart.Proverbs 27:19 I have too much to share today, so Friday will be broken down into two posts. First, a classic, short, "Four Photo Friday." Then, maybe this afternoon, a reflection on the fabulous WFPC deacons' party we …

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Five Food Friday #photofriday

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. - Ecclesiastes 9:7 Just for fun, this week let's do, "Five Food Friday." Life is never simple, and the day-to-day of caring for my parents can be a real challenge. So I try, …

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to be(ard) or not to be(ard)?

“Do not trim off the hair on your temples or trim your beards."The king said, “Stay at Jericho till your beards have grown, and then come back.” Leviticus 19:27 & 2 Samuel 10:5 Note: Today's post has zero devotional content and is just for fun... - the classic "in the car after the trim" pic …

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No, it’s not Augusta National – but Falls Village is still a beautiful place to play golf

- the Falls Village Golf Club in North Carolina "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - Paul, 1 Corinthians 10:31 Tuesday was a really good day: Dad is recovering well. Much more secure on his feet, better balance, and able to use his …

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Home or rehab? Update on my dad

The latest on my dad is disappointing but not unexpected. First, fixing the gash in his head required a plastic surgeon and more than thirty stitches. Dad doesn't do anything half way! Because of the trauma to his head, more tests were called for, like making sure his vertebrae were not damaged. Then - because …

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