divine aspirations of a father and grandfather

He stands in the face of adversity
and takes time to kneel in humility.
His peaceful and gentle presence is known,
his strength a result of the faith he’s sown.
Of all the leaders great and small,
his loyalty matters most of all,
because a father’s genuine love
mirrors the Heavenly Father above.

July 12th – ‘Courageous’ perpetual page-a-day calendar

Lord, I want to become that kind of father and grandfather!



About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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2 Responses to divine aspirations of a father and grandfather

  1. Anne Kirkland says:


    Based on all that I know about you…you ARE that kind of father and grandfather!

    Your Sister, Anne

    • bwebbjr says:

      Hi Anne,

      So good to hear from you … hope all is well for you and Kenny!.

      Thanks so much for your vote of confidence but there yet remains much growing and maturing IN Christ to be that kind of father and grandfather … the good news … I sense the Spirit of the Lord hard at work within towards that end.

      Be blessed IN Christ Jesus and His love!


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