“Above all else, guard your heart” (the problem with my progressive lenses)

Above all else, guard your heart,    for everything you do flows from it.Proverbs 4:23 - Derek Maul Sometimes, watching this world through the windows of various media, news outlets, magazine pages etcetera, digital, video, audio, print and more, I try to remind myself that I am not so much an observer of actual life as a consumer …

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North Carolina’s compelling history – and the connection between freedom and truth

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1 - outside the history museum Now that my dad is a little more secure, Rebekah and I are trying to head out on some regular "field-trips" here in this part …

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Wow! January and February 2022 in Fifty Fabulous Photos

God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good. There was evening and there was morning: the sixth day.Genesis 1:31 It turns out that not only did I fail to publish my anticipated "February in 28 photos," I managed to forget "January in 31" too. So, in the cause of not "over-publishing" I will …

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Goodbye to Bahrain; but first, “The Souq”

- Helping Grandmama with her luggage This (above) may not be the clearest photo in today's collection, but I absolutely love what it represents. Mr. T., having spent two and a half weeks getting to know his Grandmama Rebekah, helping with her luggage as she makes her way to the airport, a few hours ahead …

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We Are the World (more from Rebekah in Bahrain)

- Bahraini family so gracious to Rebekah The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord.    The world and all its people belong to him.Psalm 24:1 Today I have a great collection of photographs to share from Bahrain. The real stories, of course, are going to have to come from Rebekah, and so I plan to …

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More from Rebekah’s Bahrain Adventures

- Rebekah at the Al-Khamis Mosque site “Blessed of the Lord is his land,With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,And the deep lying beneath,With the precious fruits of the sun,With the precious produce of the months,With the best things of the ancient mountains,With the precious things of the everlasting hills,With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,And …

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Inspired by our children: Rebekah reports from Bahrain

- Andrew in Manama “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” The Travels of Ibn Battutah I was thinking it was past time for another post about Rebekah's visit in Bahrain when she sent me a few photos from Thursday afternoon in Manama. Andrew and Alicia had a half-day at school so …

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The Great Adventure to Bahrain Launches

- There she goes!! Just a heads-up - this post is going to be convoluted. Lots of moving parts; many places where I could go down a rabbit hole; much potential for rant. But I won't rant, much, or at least I will try to avoid it. First, do you remember when air travel was …

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Travel, learning, humility, isolation, and “The Asocial Network”

- so many flags, so many nations, so many people we can learn from There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God …

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Sunday my heart was torn – but also filled with peace

- last view from Wild Bird I was not nearly ready to leave the mountains Sunday morning. But Rebekah and I needed to make our way to Washington for a family funeral, and we did enjoy beautiful scenery all along the way. We left our peaceful retreat at Wild Bird fairly early, making our way …

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