Literally the best thing I’ve seen in a year! It’s a miracle that he’s even practicing again! Our QB! The heart and soul of this team! The real leader returns. Amazing things are coming for @teddyb_h2o @vikings @wasecawobby #prodigalson
Saint of the Day
Luke was an uncircumcised Greek doctor and artist; he never actually met Jesus although he wrote all about Jesus's life and his involvement with social justice.
Luke converted to Christianity after the stoning of St Stephen, the Protomartyr.
He accompanied St Paul on his evangelical tour around the Mediterranean. When Paul was arrested and imprisoned for two years, Luke stayed nearby. When Paul was taken to Rome to a tribunal before Nero, Luke went too and they were shipwrecked together on the Maltese coast.
Luke painted the first portraits of the Virgin and recorded in his gospel the Annunciation and Jesus’s stories of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son and the Raising of Lazarus. Dante called him the historian of Christ’s compassion.
He was murdered, hung from an olive tree, by the enemies of his faith.
This is what he looked like: @lamplifeboatladder
#CastingCrowns The Very Next Thing Daily Devotion.
This really resonated with me today and embodies #2ndChanceLiving
ONE STEP AWAY
A New Beginning “Sometimes Christians feel frozen because they believe that to follow God best, they need to get back to an earlier, more spiritual version of themselves. But we can follow God from right where we are.
Many of us remember a time when we walked more closely with the Lord. We can even find ourselves comfortably numb in a state of inertia, seemingly unable to move forward because we’re allowing something in our past to hold us back. Maybe we committed blatant sin. Maybe we’re struggling to forgive someone who hurt us. Maybe we’re angry with someone or something. Too often, consciously or subconsciously, we resign ourselves to the thought that our lives are probably not what they were supposed to be and it’s all Plan B from here. How do you have hope in Plan B?
A better question is: How do you follow God when life doesn’t work out exactly as you had planned? What do you do after a failure that was your own doing or a surprise that was out of your control?
Maybe something happened and you can’t detach from it and you’re always thinking about it. The thought is always there, lurking just under the surface, forever grabbing some of your hard drive space and sapping you of hope and confidence. The thought goes something like this: “There was a time when my faith was really strong and I walked with God, but I’m just not there anymore. I could never get back there. I’ve tried to get back to that point but I just can’t.” You don’t have to. Jesus is willing to start all over with you from where you are right now. You’re one step away from surrender, one step away from coming home.
If we were good enough to please God on our own, we would’ve never needed a Savior in the first place.
Allow God to do what he’s trying to do. He’s trying to tell you to let your past rest in his sea of forgetfulness. Don’t allow lies and guilt over “these things I’ve done, these places I’ve gone, and these things I’ve seen” to derail the most important relationship you could ever have. Jesus is so much bigger than your failure.”
26 years ago, after 20 hours of labor (YES...20 hours!!), I was blessed with a beautiful son. My introduction into motherhood. ❤️ That feeling, seeing and holding my baby boy for the first time, has only been equaled or surpassed by watching his transformation from a baby to an adult. Love you to moon and back. Keep reaching for the stars. The world is your playground. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! #collegegrad#entrepreneur#engineer#prodigalson#single 😜 #matchmakermom
"The prodigal son took all the possessions his father gave him and journeyed to a far country. But eventually, after wasting his possessions, he is exhausted, literally starving to death, and completely broke. And THAT is when he decides to go home. It occurred to me: It must have taken incredible determination and courage to make that journey. He was a long way from home, and he had nothing but his own willpower to get him there. But, step after step, day after day, in the face of exhaustion and discouragement--even shame and uncertainty, he fought his way back home, because he knew there was a feast on his father's table. The prodigal son has always been an example to people of what not to do, but I want to be a man like that! I want to have that type of determination, and that much fight in me; to be able to say: "I may be worn down, and I may be starving--I may have every excuse to quit, but I'm going home. I belong in my Daddy's arms." - MM | www.AwakeningEvangelism.com
Luke 15:11-23 • And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. #aomiami#luke#pastorginer#prodigalson#ilovesundays#aochurch#church