A Big Week for Special Moments (Photo-Friday)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 - Beks turns nine! Getting under way with Beks' ninth birthday last Saturday, this has been a pretty interesting week. Add in Father's Day, a big birthday for our son Andrew, Beks' first …

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Happy #40 Andrew! Plus some Father’s Day reflections

Whoever fears/respects the Lord has a secure fortress,    and for their children it will be a refuge.Proverbs 14:26 It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:3-4 …

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birthday notes, comfort food, and an epic card

But the godly will flourish like palm trees    and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.    They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit;    they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The Lord is just!    He is my rock!Psalm 92:12-15 - good job on the …

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On the Occasion of my Dad’s 90th Birthday

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. - Galatians 5:22-23 The instructions were simple. Write out a grateful memory and then be prepared to share it out loud at the party. Today's party is to celebrate my dad's …

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never miss the opportunity to celebrate… and to live!

Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. - James 4:14 I have two things on my mind this morning. First, my birthday celebrations over the past couple of days have been full with love, …

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grateful for this amazing gift of life!

This weekend I'm celebrating the sixty-first anniversary of the day I made my debut as a living, breathing, being here on planet Earth. I know, we all have birthdays, and March 26 is certainly not unique to me, but there's something special about acknowledging the particular day we were born, and I always like to use …

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why we always jump in the deep end….

Everything worthwhile, and wonderful, and cutting edge, and transformational we have shared has also cost something. It's true in ministry and it's true in relationships. But Rebekah and I are on this adventure together to live faith, and love, and promise, to the absolute full and without holding anything back.