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Faith

When You Don’t Recognize Jesus

For several years now, I’ve done the whole “read the Bible in a year” thing. I thought it was good to do… keep myself grounded in His word and truth on a daily basis. And it’s a lot easier to do it on my iPad each […]

How you see something might be as important as seeing it…

Once upon a time, my parents lived in a high rise in downtown Miami. The 37th floor actually. Whenever I visited and it rained, there was nothing I liked better than to stand on the balcony and watch the sheets of water move in waves […]

Monday Mondays 10.5.15

Raise your hand if you’ve you ever felt inundated, confused and distracted.  If you could see me right now, you’d probably see me jumping up and down waving my hands violently like I’m stranded on a desert island and need rescue. No.  Not really.  I mean, […]

Why Foundations Matter

Somewhere, buried in the foundational concrete in our home, is a shoebox size Rubbermaid container. And in that container is a Bible. And highlighted in the Bible are these verses:  “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise […]

Celebrations

  That’s the quote on the front of the card we’ll give to our daughter later today. It’s her birthday, and while she is home for the time being, I have a feeling it won’t be for long.  She’s our youngest and after a brief journey […]

Grace is Hard, And Yet…

Lately, I’ve been having some conversations with friends and family about, well… friends and family.  If you’ve read my previous posts about my prodigal, you’ll understand that he weighs heavy on my heart. Despite giving the situation to God, it feels as if someone’s left […]

A Letter to my Adult Prodigal

  To my Beloved Child, There are always two sides to every story.  Two perspectives, if you will.  Before you read anything else, know this: I love you. I will always love you. Until the day I die, nothing will change that, and I do […]

After the Rain

  The other evening we had an unexpected round of violent storms. For most of the day, the local forecasters were saying we’d get some rain, and maybe some lightning and thunder, but even they were caught off-guard by the suddenness and fury of the […]

Hope for Parents of Prodigals

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook.  Despite my misgivings about it, it remains one of the few ways I can keep in touch with friends and family I might not otherwise connect with on a regular basis. To that end, I still log in, […]

There’s only One way to become a New Creation

I normally shy away from bringing up issues that have the potential to cause dissent.  Things that might be deemed politically correct, or “too” religious, or accepted by the wider culture we live in.  Except, the other day I was out running errands, and while waiting […]