5 things to start the new year

As school is getting back into the full swing, I wanted to share five things to help us all look at the school year afresh. Even though I have students in mind, these things can apply to anyone, anywhere. 1) Start with God. I know it seems like a given but there's no doubt that … Continue reading 5 things to start the new year

Observations Of A Prodigal #6

 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #6

Observations Of A Prodigal #4

“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #4

Observations Of A Prodigal #2

 And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together...Luke 15:13 Making plans? So how was it knowing that he would be the one leaving the household?  It would take his dad a little while to collect the money because things are usually sold after one dies, not before, to distribute the inheritance. I'm … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #2

Observations Of A Prodigal #1

The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ Luke 15:12 Many of us would never think to just go to our dads and demand from them our share of the inheritance. I mean, inheritance is simply an after death issue. When I read … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #1

November: A Month To Remember

This is a list from a previous post a couple of years ago. I have adjusted it to reflect the month this year: Nov. 1 (All Saints Day) : Express your gratitude in a note, phone call, text or email to a person(s) whose ministry in daily life nurtures your faith. Thank God for this saint. … Continue reading November: A Month To Remember

When Family And Sports Collide


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Last Breath: Forsaken

46 Then about that time Jesus shouted, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”which means, “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” Matthew 27:46 Alone Even though His mother and John were near, most of his disciples had abandoned Him, running and hiding in fear. Jesus went from the height of popularity to the lowest depth … Continue reading Last Breath: Forsaken

Last Breath: Fatigue

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” John 19:28 Thirsty? How ironic that the "Living Water" should thirst. Jesus has reached dehydration after hours of beating and enduring the heat of the day. Without anything to drink for many hours now, His parched lips and throat desire … Continue reading Last Breath: Fatigue