No Place Like Home

February 02, 2012
For the past few weeks, my church has been unpacking the Prodigal Son. This past week, we wrapped up by describing the significance behind the robe, the ring and the sandals that the father gives to his young son upon his return. I was really hoping to share the video that was played before our message, but I can’t seem to find it on the internet – Chris Tomlin’s Come Home Running. The videos I did find just didn’t do it justice, but I also found Casting Crown’s Prodigal (click below). Nearly everyone knows the story of the prodigal son…mostly because we...
Going Home

January 19, 2012
Last week, I shared with you the beginning of a new series at my church called “Prodigal” (in case you missed it, click HERE). This past weekend, we continued the series by going a little deeper into the story of the Prodigal Son…specifically asking how do we get home and stay home after going prodigal? But before we can talk about going home, let’s talk a little more about what happens when we go prodigal…and let’s be honest, we’ve all gone “prodigal” to some degree or another (or at least watched someone we love go prodigal). For so...
Going Prodigal

January 12, 2012
Do you know the story of the “prodigal son?”“There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.” ~ Luke 15:11-13As you might imagine, with the new year, our church is starting a new series called “Prodigal” (if you’re new to my blog, I like to take this space and explore the message a little further). Over the...
The Greatest Gift

December 20, 2011
Ready or not…here comes Christmas. And as much as we’re all trying to stay focused on what Christmas is really about (thus the reason why I included the video above)…by December 26th, that feeling has passed and we’re back to business as usual. In some cases, we don’t even make it that far…and this becomes the week where the pressure really hits and we look in the mirror only to find a much crazier version of ourselves trying to find those last minute presents. Not that all the presents aren’t important (well they aren’t really), but I think...