But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him. Luke 15: 20 Faithful Expectation The father of the prodigal son has just spotted his boy. Can't you just see the silhouette on the horizon, indistinguishable to any but the one who gave him life? It's not dumb [...]
Until the prodigal son hit rock bottom he had no hunger for home.
If you are called to parent a prodigal what lessons can you learn from the wise father?
Words have the power of life and death -- you get to choose. The more aware we become of their power the more carefully we will choose our words.
In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. 1 Peter 3:15 Today is my son, Trevor’s, 17th birthday. Coming just a week after my oldest son left for college I find myself particularly [...]
If you've ever questioned whether your attempts to bring light to others is having an effect, this is the post for you!
My prayer sounded something like this: “Lord, I’m not sure what she said to pray for right now. I don’t know what I’m asking of you or for what I’m listening. I think I’m praying for a word, one word, for where you would have me serve.” The answer to that prayer begins a one-year journey.
My heart overflowed with humble gratitude as we stood in a circle with two kind strangers who offered thanksgiving for God's goodness and provision toward these young lives. Yet even in that moment another thought tugged at my heart: "If this saving act was from God then what does that mean for the kids just like mine who die in similar scenarios every day?"
(Originally written as a gift to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day 2001) Today I am one of you, a daughter-in-law, but tomorrow I will be one of them...a mother-in-law. As the mother of two sons, I encourage you this Mother's Day to make a decision to love your mother-in-law. Through 10 years of marriage it was [...]
Trials in life are inevitable. This reflection on a personal tribulation of the author reveals God at work even in the most dire circumstances.