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How to respond to the in-your-head monologue with grace?

God loves us even when we screw up.

I don’t know why, but this always amazes me. Really? God is still willing to take a chance with me? 470 more words

Personal Stories

Going Home

One of my favorite Jesus parables is the parable of the lost son— the prodigal. This story of betrayal, forgiveness and restoration beautifully illustrates God’s unconditional love. 842 more words


Did Jesus storytell to shock his audience?

Perhaps Jesus hoped that encountering an unexpected twist — something that caused us to gasp in surprise — would lead us on a fresh approach to life? 678 more words

Family Time - Questions

How to portray grace by bending wire

In the Art Workshop for our current Rotation, kids are creating grace poses.


After hearing the Parable of the Prodigal Son, they are sculpting with wire or pipe cleaners, a picture of forgiveness and grace in action. 362 more words

Family Time - Questions

Prodigal Son: context

Luke 15 is one of the most unique chapters in the Gospels in that it consists of three memorable parables: the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Prodigal Son. 760 more words


Dec. 4: “and rejoice with those who rejoice”

On the heels of writing last evening’s heated, border-line despairing post, I read these words in Henri Nouwen’s book The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming… 1,478 more words


God Cares, Part I

Above:  The Good Shepherd

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The Collect:

God of compassion, you welcome the wayward,

and you embrace us all with your mercy. 639 more words