Somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea…

The wide, wide world. Still the best healing intervention for our narrow, narrow minds and souls. Just a quick catch up post this morning. Rebekah made it out of Newark Friday evening before the snow started to cancel flights. Her journey from Frankfurt to Bahrain (via Riyadh) is currently tracking the west coast of Turkey …

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whatever you do, work at it with all your heart… (Colossians 3)

"Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for people." (Colossians 3:23) Today we're celebrating Rebekah's birthday. The official day is Saturday, but we will be driving all day so I proposed a quiet celebration at home, with absolutely-whatever-in-the-world-Rebekah-wants-me-to-cook on the menu for dinner. So we found two …

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Fall, labradoodles, kitchens, and excellence

whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8 Welcome to The Fall, right here in beautiful Wake Forest. Autumn is possibly my favorite season of …

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Peace with God – and birthday joy

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing …

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Photos and Stories for Monday

Happy Monday, friends! I'm rushing around from the RDU to PHL to PVD (airports) then ultimately to Naomi and Craig's home in Moodus, CT. So just a few photos today and brief stories to go with them. The opening shot was taken as Rebekah and I left Milton's Wake Forest location Sunday evening. We wanted …

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wonder, and adventure, and discovery, and possibility (and the promise of love)

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) BIG NUMBERS! So yesterday, it appears, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,200 readers checked out my post about the big Rebekah & Derek move to North Carolina - see "ACT III" if you missed it. NEW BABY: …

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32 Years Into a Great Marriage – a testimony to kindness

First - Happy Anniversary to my amazing and wonderful wife, Rebekah! Today marks 32 years since we launched this adventure together. Step aside, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure; move over, Mr Toad's Wild Ride; take a back seat, The Incredible Journey. Our story is more epic by far. In my own experience, I'd have to …

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