Playing Garden Catch-up in the Hot Summer Sun

Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.  Zechariah 1:2 Over the years I have made it very clear how much I love North Carolina. I especially love the fact of four distinct seasons. And, even though I am not a fan of …

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When waterfalls become an immersion experience!

- David exploring Hooker Falls Deep calls to deep    in the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakers    have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 - the kids playing in the falls If I had to pick one aspect of the mountains the grandkids loved the most it would have to be the waterfalls. Especially the day …

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More Story from the Nikon: New Photographs from Clingmans Dome

We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives. Ephesians 2:10 - Beks on top of the world Rebekah made a great point yesterday, right after viewing my collection of photographs from Dry Falls. "You are telling …

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Stunning photographs of the grandchildren at Dry Falls (first of the Nikon DSLR images)

- Upper Cullasaja Falls Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;    let the sea resound, and all that is in it.Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:11-12 - at Dry Falls Home again, working at my desktop iMac computer, I can finally begin …

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Waterfall Day: Dupont State Recreational Forest

Once again, our day in the North Carolina mountains exceeded expectations. This really is a remarkable state. All week long we have promised the children some water play. So today we had just the one destination. We went to the Dupont State Recreational Forest, spending the morning at Hooker Falls and the afternoon at Triple …

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Asheville vibes, gem mines, and a magnificent elk

Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it: "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:2-3 - Grove Arcade, Asheville Thursday took a more relaxed tone, with a leisurely drive into Asheville. We did some serious shopping, fell in love …

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A spectacular day exploring Clingmans Dome and Dry Falls

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalm 121:1-2 - on top of Clingman's Dome The only possible word to summarize Wednesday's mountain experiences with the grandchildren is "spectacular." It helps, of course, that this is all …

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Summer Grandchildren, Part One – “Pure Love & Raw Energy”

- Geoffrey on the move! Here's a recent message: "Hey, Derek! Why didn't you post anything to your blog yesterday?" Answer: "First, thanks for caring. Really. It means a lot. However, our home is currently a zoo. Too much fun; too much noise; too much drama: too much to do! These grandchildren are wonderful, amazing, …

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Every picture tells a story (11 Photo-Friday images)

The Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east and put there the human he had formed. In the fertile land, the Lord God grew every beautiful tree with edible fruit, and also he grew the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.Genesis 2:8-9 - …

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