life and light – sunflowers and grandchildren

In [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. – John 1 – (all images in today’s post by Naomi Campbell – captions below) OMG! That’s Oh. My. Goodness. I feel a huge “Grandaddy Letters” post coming on today! Seriously, friends, Continue reading life and light – sunflowers and grandchildren

peace is something that we do (or we may not find that much)

It’s hard to remember sometimes, especially in the middle of the kind of tragedy I wrote about yesterday, that we’re in the second week of Advent, the time of preparation for Christmas. But this is exactly why ideas like Advent, and the intentional spiritual practice of preparing our hearts for the coming of the King, Continue reading peace is something that we do (or we may not find that much)

the life that is truly life (live like we mean it)

Do good, be rich in good deeds, be generous and willing to share. In this way you will lay up treasure for yourselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that you may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19) LIVE LIKE WE MEAN IT: This weekend marks exactly one year Continue reading the life that is truly life (live like we mean it)

Epic Adventure revisited – to teach is to learn

Monday afternoon Rebekah came home in time to enjoy supper – an amazing gumbo that took me most of the afternoon to fine-tune into a work of gumbo art – then she immediately turned around and headed back to the office. I went in with her, along with our highly trained ferocious guard-puppy. I have to Continue reading Epic Adventure revisited – to teach is to learn

Mama Maggie’s Kindergarten – and why my root canal shouldn’t be such a big deal

Yesterday morning I spent a couple of hours back in the dentist’s chair – this time it was prep work for the crown that will cap off last-week’s root canal. But what I thought about the whole time – my eyes clenched tight so I wouldn’t have to see my dentist (no offense, Dr. G) Continue reading Mama Maggie’s Kindergarten – and why my root canal shouldn’t be such a big deal

Derek and Rebekah’s Epic Adventure: Epilogue…

Jesus – “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” (John 10:10 – The Message) This is my “Great Adventure” wrap-up. I’m sure I’ll talk about it some more, and I’m sure I’ll find some excuse to throw in more of these amazing photographs Continue reading Derek and Rebekah’s Epic Adventure: Epilogue…