My best bird photos from a snowy Saturday in Wake Forest

Birds are, in a sense, a guided interactional devotional experience. It is as if I have been personally invited into a festival of beauty and praise by The Creator. Maybe I have? The following is always a great combination - for photography, for serendipity, and also for smiles: January, North Carolina, snow, cold, woods, and …

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Fun with snow photos: snow = art

- Early morning light in Tyler Run Park, Wake Forest NC Lord, our Lord, how majestic    is your name throughout the earth!    You made your glory higher than heaven! From the mouths of children and infants    you have laid a strong foundation    because of your foes,    in order to stop vengeful enemies. When I look up at your skies,    at what your fingers …

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Antidote to “The Loss of Wonder” – Photo Friday

Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I …

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Photo-Friday: a half-dozen images that will make you smile

- Mr. t. looking out over the water in Manama, Bahrain Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 Photo Friday this week offers a unique view of the past few days. More interesting than artistic, it is still a collection …

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“10-Year Challenge” – Derek and Rebekah: “a thousand years are as a single day…”

- NC writer Derek Maul I have been working on an article that is, I believe, important. It is also difficult, addressing some of the challenges we all face when it comes to appropriate communication. But I can't quite find the right tone, so I'm shelving the post until I am more comfortable with how …

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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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Why Everyone Should Have a “Boxing Day” tradition!

- Silly paper hats are a must! Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”Nehemiah 8:10 Today is not going to be an "explainer" post so much as a …

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November 2021 in 30 photographs

- bonus pick because Geoffrey took his first step! How can I summarize 30 days in 30 photos? Impossible, of course, yet it's also fun to collage a splash of images that gives the month a visual voice. By all measurements, November was full. You will see photos of us, my parents, and Naomi's beautiful …

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Hope and Light – good words of grace and truth

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.John 1:14 Hope and Light: If this week's Advent lenses are "hope" and "light," then today is a good day to begin looking at the process …

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To soar on wings like eagles

Even youths grow tired and weary,    and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord    will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary,    they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 - Red-shouldered Hawk Mostly, I am a pretty good photographer. Then sometimes on top of that I get …

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