A life in photographs: David Maul (1928-2022)

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book.Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:16 - David and Grace circa 1949 The implicit invitation for Photo Friday this week is unavoidable. "Hey, Derek! How about splashing a bunch of photographs of …

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family stories only live so long as they are being told

- Lindsay, Sarah, Rebekah  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.Luke 2:19 - author Derek Maul Today's post - January 4th - wraps up my New Year's series from the brief trip Rebekah and I took down into North Florida. I'm posting about our traditional family gift exchange. Whoever …

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On the Occasion of my Dad’s 90th Birthday

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 The instructions were simple. Write out a grateful memory and then be prepared to share it out loud at the party. Today's party is to celebrate my dad's …

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he has set eternity in the human heart

[God] has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.- Ecclesiastes 3:11 FAMILY: So this is it, this is what this week with our grandchildren really boils down to; it's all about family. It's all …

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the war on dust-bunnies (and more)

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. - Colossians 3:14-15 IT's WAR! - The past two days have been all about sorting and cleaning. The kitchen work is …

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there is a time for every season under heaven (photographs and memories)

 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we …

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scrap-booking, photo-albums, and guarding family history

Saturday morning the UPS truck driver bravely ignored Scout's ferocious barking and delivered the final glossy photo book from our 2012 Middle East trip. The "family photo album" sure has come a long way over the past few years. One friend, who has literally thousands of unsorted images on her iPhone and computer, said "I'd …

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