A few words for grandchild number four (love is first a choice and then a commitment)

  I love this combination of photographs. One end of the generational spectrum and the other. They are both wonderful images: Naomi grabbed the perfect Chamber of Commerce "isn't Miami just the coolest place on earth?" picture of the children. Then I caught my parents in a light, loving moment on their deck here in …

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Love Came Down at Christmas – “Hold the Baby!”

Happy "4th Sunday in Advent"! Saturday I drove down to Charlotte to meet Andrew, Alicia, and our newest grandchild ("Mr. T.") at the airport. Sunday they came to church with us for the 11:15 service. They may have just flown in from Germany; you may live just down the street. No matter how far you …

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learning from the children

When Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these," (Matthew 9:14) he was also pointing out that the kingdom of heaven belongs to those of us who are adults, in exactly the same way. FIRST: If my life could …

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Welcome to Earth! Grandaddy Letters – the “birth” edition!

Well, folks, I've been waiting to write this post for a long time. Only a few months, really, and only impatiently for the past few days. But, David Henry Campbell made his appearance at 12:25, just after noon, today - Sunday October 16. My grandson David is a big boy, weighing in at a whopping …

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