Category Archives: Granddaddy

God Has Been Gracious

5 years ago, I had no idea what God was about to do. Sure, I knew we were about to go to the hospital and that we’d be welcoming our youngest child, a son, into the world. But I had … Continue reading

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Another Man: William Bybee

The next entry in my Another Man series was devoted to my paternal grandfather, William Bybee. I originally wrote about his influence here, but a year later Granddaddy passed away and I had the highest honor of my ministry career: … Continue reading

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Be Smart: A Eulogy

I sincerely appreciate all the thoughts and prayers so many of you have expressed in the days since my grandfather’s death. A few of you asked if I wouldn’t mind posting a copy of the eulogy here. There are a … Continue reading

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In Honor of William Bybee

Yesterday I received the call that my grandfather passed away. I wrote about his health a few weeks back; the final years of his life were difficult because of a variety of physical ailments. Although I’m certainly sad that he’s … Continue reading

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Another Man, Number Four

4. William Bybee, my grandfatherMy grandfather is one of the most encouraging people I’ve ever known. I don’t think I’ve ever met a more gentle, loving man in all my life. We’re not sure how old he is (his birth … Continue reading

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