The architecture of my life (be a Japanese Maple)

- outside the dining room window 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. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 This …

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Let God wash over you; let love fill you; let it spill over and out.

- the Rose Garden at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church There are several posts I intend to write today. They all may or may not happen. First is this one, a beautiful and peaceful invitation into rest and reflection. The second will reflect on Rebekah's message from Sunday - the 3rd of her "Last Ten" sermons. …

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“Why children are always beautiful” – and other images for Photo Friday

- Derek Maul I am extra glad it's Photo Friday today, as my "writing engine" seems determined not to turn over and get going. It's another gorgeous day, however, with sunshine and 60-degrees at breakfast framing the invitation to drink coffee on the deck and listen to the birds for the balance of the morning. …

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celebrating “Creation Care” in our garden, in our church, and – hopefully – in the way that we live

- minimalist gardening at my parent's cottage Then Moses hiked up from the Moabite plains to Mount Nebo, the peak of the Pisgah slope, which faces Jericho. The Lord showed him the whole land... Then the Lord said to Moses: “This is the land that I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I promised: ‘I will give it …

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Fred Rogers: “God’s revealing evidence is everywhere – if only we would open our eyes.”

The saga continues: There is still a lot to deal with around here that's stressful and more than a bit of a challenge - it just happens to be the nature of life as of late - but God continues to give me so many reasons to be thankful. God's revealing evidence is everywhere. Yesterday …

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