A Little Joy to go with your Thanksgiving

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.2 Corinthians 9:11 Looking back, my past few posts have been fairly serious in terms of content. Primarily, I am a writer, and I believe (I hope) it is my words …

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“God has made everything beautiful in its time” – Fall Photo Friday

- Corner of Tyler Run and Holding Ave. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.He 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.Genesis …

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Cheers to Autumn, and North Carolina, and Wake Forest in particular

- North Carolina writer Derek Maul I love autumn. I love the freshness in the air, the colors in the trees, and the sense of invigoration when I take a walk. I love making stew, sipping hot drinks by the fire, turning the heat down at night, and snuggling under a warm blanket. I love …

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This weekend’s six best photographs

- Beach baby in Bahrain Happy are those    who do not follow the advice of the wicked,or take the path that sinners tread,    or sit in the seat of scoffers;but their delight is in the law of the Lord,    and on his law they meditate day and night.They are like trees    planted by streams of water,which yield their fruit in …

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Adding my tears at Cherokee: “Unto These Hills”

- The Trail of Tears I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?2 My help comes from the Lord,Who made heaven and earth. - Psalm 121:1-2 - in Bryson City This time last week I found myself genuinely surprised at my emotional response when Rebekah and I attended the Unto These Hills historical drama at …

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Mountain photos.3 -Filling in the Details – 28 miscellaneous images

The Lord is a sun and shield;    God is favor and glory.The Lord gives—doesn’t withhold good things    to those who walk with integrity.Psalm 84:11 I am going to have to post this next set of photographs today, because there is so much more coming our way, and it's all interesting. I don't want to run consistently behind. As much as possible …

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Parkway vistas and Mingo Falls

In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain... when the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” "Psalm 11:1,3 Saturday morning’s mountain expedition was the stunning Mingo Falls in the Qualla Boundary, near Cherokee. First, up 162 steps to the trail, …

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Tall stories, gem mining, mud, and fun

She is more precious than jewels;And nothing you desire compares with her. - Proverbs 3:15 Question: What do you get when you add a remote location, a flume, a bucket-load of clay, a lot of water, tall stories, a sieve, a bunch of fun, and wildly imaginative optimism together? Answer: More mud, more fun, buckets …

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Photo Friday images of soaking rains, summer colors, and a Golden Retriever

...on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky. The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights. - Genesis 7:11-12 Now that was a lot of rain! But surprisingly with almost no wind at all. …

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Images of life and light

- Derek Maul lives and writes in NC This week, with family coming in later today and a crazy weekend on tap, I am shifting to "Photo-Thursday." I am honestly not sure what my posting schedule will be like over the next four to five days. Fortunately I have some fun images to share. So …

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