Tag Archives: Prodigal son

Cinderella’s question

How often do you ask the question: “Am I good enough?” Do you worry about being unmasked? Do you fear that you will be abandoned if the real you is exposed? At the pivotal point in the movie Cinderella (2015 … Continue reading

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No more white knuckles

In Luke 15, Jesus gives us the story of the prodigal son to describe his father’s limitless love for us. It’s so rich in hope, mercy, and grace. I love it; it is foundational to my understanding of God’s love … Continue reading

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Nothing Compares 2U

Do you remember the song Nothing Compares 2U? It was written and composed by Prince for The Family, but was later made (really, really) famous by Irish recording artist Sinéad O’Connor in 1990. Here’s an excerpt from the lyrics. It’s been so lonely … Continue reading

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House burning dawn

I heard the song 1933 by Frank Turner while running my dog and listening to Punk Tacos Radio on iHeartRadio. [Yes, I said running my dog — my Shih Tzu, Beaux, and I jogging through the neighborhood. It’s quite a … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

There were two sisters in Translation, FL. They grew up in the same house, but they could not have been more different. The older sister was… what’s a kind way to say this?… a little constrained. She did not listen … Continue reading

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Weave forge tie prepare

God’s word is alive. It will speak directly to you, your situation, your mess. I’ve witnessed it personally. Listen. I woke up this morning under my not-that-uncommon panic, that scratchy dusty threadbare unwanted blanket. Nothing specific, just a general feeling of I’m-not-enough-to-do-all-that-needs-to-be-done. I … Continue reading

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The running embrace

When I was a boy I watched a Billy Graham crusade on television. During the invitation, I accepted Jesus as my savior. It was the beginning of what has been quite a journey — the detours, bumps, and potholes have … Continue reading

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