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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The Power of Goodness and Hope (photo-friday part II)

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13 This may be an excuse to skip more serious writing, but I have a new set of photos to …

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“Not even Solomon in all his glory” – Photo Friday

This morning's "Photo Friday" collection comprises two categories: Family, and Flowers. Both add such light and beauty to my life and today I'm just spreading it around. I love the juxtaposition in this first pairing. Geoffrey, absolutely loaded with energy; grabbing every moment with the bright-eyed enthusiasm of discovery; propelled by possibility, promise, curiosity, and …

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Dogs, Flowers, and Sandwiches – this week’s Photo-Friday

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,    for I am trusting you.Show me where to walk,    for I give myself to you.Psalm 143:8 It is always interesting to review the past week's photographs, and take note of what was left out when I was sharing other thoughts, devotions, opinion, and commentary. Sometimes I take photographs …

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A Visual Feast! May in 31 photos

Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. Romans 1:20 - writer/photographer Derek Maul Again, given the scope and variety of everything that transpired in May, this post is a close to impossible task. However, I …

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This is the real story. Let this story be told. Talk about this story instead!

- Rev Bob Inskeep shares inspiration and enthusiasm at Rocky Mount Today, splashed - sadly - all over the headlines, another deeply damaging abuse scandal has further tarnished the image of The Church in the national consciousness, once again featuring misogyny, manipulation, and cover-up. How sad. Especially sad since the truth about the Gospel of …

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Struggle, craziness, serendipity, goodness, and light – Photo Friday offers a glimpse

Here - in the middle of all the craziness and struggle of the past few days - is a quick "Photo Friday" collection. Always, regardless of what is going on, there is so much serendipity and beauty and goodness and light. I am always grateful, then, that God has granted me the ability (most of …

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Today’s set of Photo-Friday images begs a “Photo of the Week”

- Beks in Miami Photo Friday today comprises this set of eight wonderful images. If I were editing a magazine (which, essentially, I am via this blog), these would all be contenders for "Photo of the Week" honors. Some for form and beauty, others for story. Both are equally compelling. I have to start with …

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“God has made everything beautiful in its own time” – April in 30 photographs

 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.Ecclesiastes 3:11 April has been one more busy month! Spring bursting out all over the place, dad moving into assisted living, lots …

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Max Retriever goes to the spa

Looks like it's time for another "dog-blog" entry, featuring the exceptionally huge Mr. Max. This week was his seasonal grooming session at the Dirty Dog Spa here in Wake Forest. He loves all the attention, and he outdid himself in terms of both charming the technicians and setting a new hair avalanche record in the …

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