Part 3: The Prodigal Returns

Part 3: The Prodigal Returns

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 [...]

May I Have a Word, Please?

May I Have a Word, Please?

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.

Jesus Take the Wheel

Jesus Take the Wheel

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?"

An Open Letter to Daughters-in-Law: Take a Page from Ruth and Naomi

An Open Letter to Daughters-in-Law: Take a Page from Ruth and Naomi

(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 [...]