JOY!!! Photo Friday goes to Disney

People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. Then Jesus called them to him and said, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a …

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All I Want for Christmas

- David, Geoffrey, Beks So that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that …

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It’s no accident God delivered hope in a baby!

For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given;And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of His government and peaceThere will be no end,Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,To order it and establish it with judgment and justiceFrom that time forward, …

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Birthday Words for Geoffrey! Our gift… our responsibility

- the Miami grandchildren “The Lord bless you    and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you    and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you    and give you peace.”Numbers 6:24-26 - Geoffrey So this bundle of absurdly potent cuteness is one year old today. Geoffrey is exactly one-tenth the age of his brother David and catching up fast. In another nine …

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Jesus: “Go do your saint thing.” (Derek & Rebekah go to church…)

"for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ..."Ephesians 4:12 - "Derek and Rebekah go to church" at Hudson Memorial This week - November 7, 2021 - "Derek & Rebekah go to church" landed at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church - hmpc.org - on Six Forks Road in Raleigh. …

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Our Times are in God’s Hands (why time is such a precious resource)

But I trust in you, Lord;    I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands...Psalm 31:14-15 Today, first thing in the morning when I was brewing a pot of my current favorite Wicked Joe's coffee, this picture of Rebekah and David popped up as a FaceBook memory. Naomi and Craig were living in Connecticut at the time, …

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Ten years old! An important letter from Grandaddy Derek

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your …

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The crocodile, the puppy, the kitty, and the grandchild! (Photo-Friday)

- Geoffrey and the croc (All grandchild photos by Naomi Campbell)  Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:16 This week's "Photo-Friday" could be subtitled, "Using my grandson as a crocodile bait!" So it turns out that Geoffrey (almost 11-months) loves animals. He is best buds with the dog, …

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An invitation to thrive!

I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 Geoffrey considering what to do next... (image by Naomi) There are a lot of ideas tugging at me this morning, begging for commentary or a …

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Our grandkids playing with Flipper (this is the coolest)

- David and Beks with a friend "I tell you the truth," Jesus said, "anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. Mark 10:15-16 - Beks A few days ago …

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