The Prodigal Father

Prodigal- spending resources wastefully or recklessly. This Father’s Day I can really identify with the father in the prodigal son story. It is not that I have been always loving with our own two sons but rather I would have loved it if they could have just gotten along for more than 10 minutes! The…

Things that are Seen

If when Paul tells us that he chooses to live by focusing on things he cannot see it seems mysterious remember the prayer which Jesus taught us. Our Father – the invisible God Who is in heaven – an unseen place May Your name be Holy- an unknowable purity Your kingdom come – a government…

Music in the Rest

But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk 2:20 KJV Since I come from the “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands” generation it has me decades to learn the value of quiet. Only now am I beginning to see that silence is…

His Whispers

They call her a child with a disability or sometimes more gently a child with a special need. But sometimes God chooses to send special messengers like my friend Laura to remind me of His whispered promises. Her wordless smiles tell of a joy that cannot be spoken. Her quiet play reveals a peace greater…

Sitting Next to Dad

Growing up in a home without my father was sometimes confusing and lonely. Two stepfathers came and went but neither knew my heart or were able to help me feel like I really belonged anywhere. Then when I was 15 years old I met my real father. He didn’t know me either but he committed…