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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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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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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Catching up: images from Miami and my latest project

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. - Romans 12:18Children’s children are a crown to the aged,    and parents are the pride of their children. - Proverbs 17:6 - Zoo Miami This morning I need to pause and share a couple of images from Rebekah's Miami adventure. Grandchildren …

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Saved by “Photo Friday” (there is always a story)

- Beks and David this week in Miami The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths. - Psalm 24 TGIFF (Thank goodness it's photo Friday!). Because, this morning, I have every kind of …

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Beauty and Gratitude, an “artsy” Photo Friday

- Beks, always part of the exhibit! This has not been a prolific photography week for me. There is just far too much crowding in and demanding my attention to take time to look through the lens. A few images, however, have come across my desk and are certainly worth sharing. I'll start with the …

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The Big Picture and the real message

"Life is - at its heart - full to overflowing with grace and goodness and light and love." - writer and grandaddy Derek Maul This week's Photo Friday selections cover so much love, beauty, enthusiasm, and fun. To be honest, at times it can be hard to keep up! However, as the Miami Campbells are …

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More Joy and Beauty that Shines!

- David and Beks with Max in the church garden Okay, so I have to admit that I've been low on the writing content this weekend and high on the number of pictures. But I seriously don't have the time to write. Also, stories "go cold" in a few days and these are three you …

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And they’re back! Grandchildren and more…

- David, my mum, Beks, Naomi, Geoffrey, my dad See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! - 1 John 3:1 So it's a big weekend for family. Naomi and the children rolled in from Miami Thursday afternoon; then today my niece Hannah, …

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Images of life and light

- Derek Maul lives and writes in NC This week, with family coming in later today and a crazy weekend on tap, I am shifting to "Photo-Thursday." I am honestly not sure what my posting schedule will be like over the next four to five days. Fortunately I have some fun images to share. So …

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