Prodigal Father

I didn't know what the word "prodigal" meant for years. I used to assume that it meant 'thankless' ¬†or maybe 'irresponsible.' This was based on the context in the Prodigal Son parable that Jesus tells His followers. It's always used in relation to the son. Well, it turned out that "prodigal" means "extravagant," and recklessly … Continue reading Prodigal Father

Something I read today…

Today I read something that basically said, "be who God made you to be." It reminded me that I gave that advice to someone I love very much several years ago. She was struggling with depression and anxiety and it so grieved me to see this vibrant, passionate, witty, scary- smart person languishing, emotionally paralyzed … Continue reading Something I read today…

Away in a manger; celebrating the Octave of Christmas

I love the Christmas creche in all its forms. I took this photo in a shop in Williamsburg, Virginia last year. It's amazing, a true work of art. All handmade! If you have a creche, you might consider a blessing. It's not too late as we are right now, today, within the Octave of Christmas. … Continue reading Away in a manger; celebrating the Octave of Christmas