Devotion – Generosity

Devotion – Generosity

Monday, April 1 The winter can be extremely brutal in Washington, D.C. I moved here a year ago from North Carolina in the dreary midst of winter. Each morning I put on my long, heavy, winter coat, scarf, hat, and gloves. Once bundled in sufficient layers, I make my...
Devotion – What’s So Amazing about Grace

Devotion – What’s So Amazing about Grace

Sunday, March 31 Note: Writers on Sundays were asked to address the power of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in their lives. “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me – things so undeserved, yet you give to prove your love for me? The voices of a...
Devotion – Unconditional

Devotion – Unconditional

Saturday, March 30 Whenever I read the Parable of the Two Sons, my instinct is always to side with the older brother. I understand his frustration and confusion. Why is his father so quick to welcome back his younger brother and shower him with gifts? What about him?...
Devotion – Welcome

Devotion – Welcome

Friday, March 29 The prodigal son’s mistakes were pretty big; he squandered his inheritance – his father’s life savings! His father could have been angry. Furious, even. Instead, he greeted his son with joy. There was no anger. There was no judgment. When we...
Devotion – Prodigal

Devotion – Prodigal

Thursday, March 28 What does the word “Prodigal” mean? The basic meaning is: “wasteful” (i.e. wasting money) and from Latin: “forth” (pro-) and “to drive” (agere). It can be described as a person who wastes money with reckless abandon, or “One who drives forth his...
Devotion – Compassion

Devotion – Compassion

Wednesday, March 27 Many times I can jump to conclusions and perceive people and situations in such a judgmental way that makes me ashamed when I eventually find out the facts. In this regard, I am like the prodigal son’s brother who was a good son and yet had...