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 as time, busyness and complacency set in, starting each day … 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 returned to life. He was lost, but now he is … 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 called your son. Please take me on as a hired … 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 wondering what life was like for the son while he … 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 the story of the prodigal, I see a couple of … 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. Consider how you may be used as a “saint” to … Continue reading November: A Month To Remember