Updated review from our first Airbnb experience – in Maggie Valley

“Come, you who are blessed by the Lord,” he said. “Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.” Genesis 24:31 - saying goodbye to our B&B The past few weeks have seen an overwhelm of interesting content for me to publish. This long hot summer has involved celebrations, …

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The last best photos from the mountains: Triple Falls (without falling…)

Part Two of "waterfall day" in the Dupont Forest state recreation area involved hiking up to Triple Falls and then playing in the river. The site - featured in the movie Last of the Mohicans - consists of three distinct cascades, totaling about 120′ in vertical drop. Rebekah, who had made it to Hooker Falls …

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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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Grace upon Grace in Orlando

 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.  John 1:16 Monday was a hot, stormy, classic Central Florida day. Blistering heat, thunderstorms, cool interludes, more thunderstorms, more blistering heat. Wash, rinse, repeat. So we took family pictures outside the new Casa de Campbell then headed into Disney Springs for the …

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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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North Carolina at its beautiful best

- Raleigh from the golf course Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, …

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A Few Amazing Photographs and a Little American Pride

- DC from Arlington I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:1-2 If you have been reading the past few days then you already know about our weekend …

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Tall stories, gem mining, mud, and fun

She is more precious than jewels;And nothing you desire compares with her. - Proverbs 3:15 Question: What do you get when you add a remote location, a flume, a bucket-load of clay, a lot of water, tall stories, a sieve, a bunch of fun, and wildly imaginative optimism together? Answer: More mud, more fun, buckets …

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Walking Wake Forest’s North Main Street in late March (we live in such a beautiful town)

Two or three times per year, usually at the height of spring or fall, I take a walk around the historic North Main Street district in Wake Forest, Nikon DSLR in hand, looking to document the season. This year I'm a little early, mostly because I wanted my Florida niece to enjoy a beautiful North …

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some joy and sunshine from Florida…

- David and Beks at the beach this week “Look at how good and pleasing it is when families live together as one. ” — Psalm 133:1 Today I am indulging in what is essentially a gratuitous display of photographs from Miami. Naomi's eye for a great picture is in top form, and the subject …

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