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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Hope and promise and belief hold more truth than fear….

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.Ephesians 1:18 - Geoffrey!! It's already a little late in the day for my Monday post, so I'm going to rely on …

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from Bahrain to Miami, my grandkids inspire me!

- World Citizen "Mr. T." in Bahrain We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that …

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The darkness of loss and the light and beauty of hope…

All the hopes and the drams for the future that had been kindled and nurtured through the past years had been wrenched from the cross and sealed in a cold tomb, a burial that signified the end of everything the band of followers cared for. Jesus was not only their hope for the future, he …

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Making an Amazing Pound Cake with the Children!

- very wonderful pound cake! The best photographs, in my estimation, are the ones that tell a story, and this week has featured some great examples. Over the past few days I have shared several collections of fun and amazing images from the Spring Break visit with our daughter and her beautiful family. There have …

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“Unless you change and become like the children”

- my parents getting to see their beautiful great grandchildren! 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 …

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“The Very Old and the Very Young” (photo Friday collection)

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.   He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,    he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths    for his name’s sake.Psalm 23:1-3 I forgot, apparently, to post my usual "month in review" photo collection earlier this week (thanks for the reminders!). February came to such an abrupt halt …

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Splashes of Light from Bahrain to Miami to Wake Forest! – (Photo Friday a day early!)

- baby plus water play #Geoffreyishappy - Geoffrey is so happy he can walk now! So it may not be Friday today, but posting this now just fits in better with my schedule this week, and it works out best for me to share this set of images today. Just the one from Bahrain, but …

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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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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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