Truth, “retirement”, leaves, Kierkegaard, and run-on sentences

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.1 john 4:16 - gleaning truth in the garden I have noticed an interesting corollary to this life's current craziness, and that is abundant raw material for writing! People (and that …

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Maybe at the top of my Bucket List…

So what are we going to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or …

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Some encouraging stats from 2021 – and goals for 2022

Teach us to number our days,    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90:12 - NC writer Derek Maul This is the day I look back on 2021 and check the statistics. The numbers are interesting, and promising across the board. Health, fitness, reach, influence, even solvency(!) - it's all good. Numbers don't tell anywhere …

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Pressed down, shaken together, running over

- Tyler Run tree trying its best... "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that can’t be shaken, let’s continue to express our gratitude. With this gratitude, let’s serve in a way that is pleasing to God with respect and awe..."Hebrews 12:28 - NC writer Derek Maul Today I am getting a little impatient for …

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Grateful for this great writing space

My child, listen to me and do as I say,    and you will have a long, good life. I will teach you wisdom’s ways    and lead you in straight paths. When you walk, you won’t be held back;    when you run, you won’t stumble. Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go.    Guard them, for they are the key to life.Proverbs …

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writing prompts – and spirit prompts too…

The Sovereign Lord is my strength;    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,    he enables me to tread on the heights.- Habakkuk 3:19 - Derek Maul things, prays, and writes in North Carolina One of the fun things I remember from teaching creative writing is the use of prompts; I used them when I taught elementary …

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Words from 1987 -written for today

From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise. Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, …

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The number “One Million”, data, statistics, “reach”, and real people

The whole wide earth is full with your faithful love, God, teach me your ways! - Psalm 119:64 (paraphrase) - image from the web Numbers are both intimidating and curious - especially if you are a language-arts person like me who gets uncomfortable around much beyond 3rd-grade math. But, increasingly, numbers - primarily zeros and …

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