Can I get a WitHness?

February 09, 2012
We’re in between series at my church right now (or at least we were last weekend), but the message was…as always…timely (click here to see or hear the original message: witHness). If you’re new to my blog, you know that I use this space to reflect on the message each week – subsequently, I pray that it reaches your heart the way it did mine. Last weekend was a big weekend for 111.3 million people…that is, if you were watching the Superbowl. My husband decided to watch the game with his family, so my family decided to hang out with me for the day. My family...
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...
Older Brother Syndrome

January 26, 2012
If you’ve been following my faith posts the past few weeks, you know that my church is currently studying the story of the Prodigal Son (click HERE to listen/watch any of the previous messages). If you know the story, you also know that the story is really about two sons and a father who loves them both unconditionally. This part of the story uncovers what is commonly known at “The Older Brother Syndrome.” In Luke 15:22-24, the father warmly welcomes his younger son back home: “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a...
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...