Beks in the Ballet – a parable for our times

[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 the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in …

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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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We belong to the day!

All of you are children of light and children of the day. We don’t belong to night or darkness. So then, let’s not sleep like the others, but let’s stay awake and stay sober. People who sleep sleep at night, and people who get drunk get drunk at night. Since we belong to the day, let’s stay …

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shine… bloom… live

Summer may be over, and the fall colors may still be a few weeks away, but this is still a beautiful time of the year here in Wake Forest. Somehow, despite the constrictions of time and my limitations as a gardener, stuff keeps growing, and the woods and plantings around our home own an indomitable …

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I watch them “run and not be weary…” #grandchildren

The Lord is the everlasting God,     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary;     his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint,     and strengthens the powerless.  Even youths will faint and be weary,     and the young will fall exhausted;  but those who wait for the Lord …

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