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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A Foodie Post and my New Format

- writer Derek Maul January is always a good time to try on new ideas - or at least tweak what's already there. So I am doing a little experimentation with format that should do a better job - visually - of interfacing with my content. Everything I write still comes out of my core …

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The Jesus Imperative (live like you mean it)

"The words that I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act." - Jesus, John 14:10 - author Derek Maul It's an interesting sensation to know that tens, hundreds, possibly thousands of people are reading …

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God’s simple question: “Didn’t I trust you with this message of Reconciliation?”

So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, God was …

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A few images of life, love, and inspiration (Photo Friday)

I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers. I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. - Philippians 1:3-4 - Derek Maul There is still a lot of extremely serious news to respond to and discuss. But for today I'm sticking …

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Wishing for 2021? or living in the endless possibility that is always “today”?

Monday December 28: The countdown to the end of 2020 now stands at "4" - Rebekah and Derek Maul There is a lot of enthusiasm out there to see the year 2020 take it's long-anticipated spot in the review mirror. I get that, but I also believe a posture of looking for the next best …

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Why it’s time to write about my journey with my dad

“May glory be given to God in the highest heaven!    And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!” - Luke 2:14 - Dad and Max (December 18) As a writer whose focus is journaling, it is hard sometimes to determine the line between what is edifying for public consumption and what …

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“And all who touched him were healed” (the new baby, writing, politics, and Jesus)

They ran throughout the whole area, carrying sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was. Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the countryside—they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed. - …

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