Beks in the Ballet – a parable for our times

[Jesus] called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in …

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Jesus has no political affiliation, and I’m with him…

Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing!    The faithful have vanished from the earth!Neighbors lie to each other,    speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.Psalm 12 Trust is like rebar, it holds the massive structure that is America together. - NC writer/theologian Derek Maul I have been thinking about faith and politics recently. Not because I …

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Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is in you all day long.Psalm 25 - me and dad, Sunday afternoon One of the things we do when we visit my dad is sing hymns. Both my parents love them, and it is amazing …

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“Please keep shedding/sharing the light!”

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.Philippians 4:8 Woe to those who call evil good    and good evil,who put darkness for light    and light for darkness,who put bitter for sweet    and sweet for bitter.Isaiah 5:20 - …

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Our grandchildren shine! (and here’s why)

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.Philippians 2:15b-16a Today's blog entry is a "proud granddaddy" post. Most of the time the stuff I write about David, Beks, Geoffrey, and Mr. T. is focused on family; but today I have something about school. David …

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If we know their stories we can erase time (1928-2106 and beyond…)

- David and Beks with Geoffrey at the Science Museum (photo by Naomi Campbell) All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon. His storytelling fulfilled the prophecy:I will open my mouth and tell stories;I will bring out into the open    things hidden since the world’s first day.Matthew 13:34-35 This morning I want to …

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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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Photo Friday Goes to a Beautiful Beach Wedding

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.Colossians 3:12.15 - gotta love Sunset Beach, NC In this time of war, and pandemic, and so much bitter divide, I …

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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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Real Love for Valentine’s Day plus this week’s video post – with a song

Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us:1 John 4:7-9 - recording Today is February 14. That means Valentine's …

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