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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Ten years old! An important letter from Grandaddy Derek

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your …

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A Letter to My Grandchildren (and every child in this world)

- David and Beks downtown Raleigh (Naomi Campbell) Do everything without grumbling and arguing so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people you shine like stars in the world because you hold on to the word of life. This will allow me …

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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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How “Joy” and “Belief” and “Grandchildren” are all related

This week’s key Advent word is “Joy.” Handy, then, that we had the grandchildren all weekend. Happy is one thing, “joyful” is another. These kids do joy. What I’m offering in this Monday morning post is accessible joy to get your week off to a great start. There is something called “child-like belief” I think …

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