My Journey with a Prodigal

My Journey with a Prodigal

Five years ago, I called a 302 on my son. A 302 indicates to the police that someone is either a harm to himself or others. It allows the authorities to search for him and admit him for evaluation though he might not be in possession of drugs or even doing anything...
Avoid These Five Rs with Your Prodigal

Avoid These Five Rs with Your Prodigal

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Paul gave that advice in Romans 12:18. But what does it mean to live peaceably with a prodigal? As families, we have gotten really good at being in the 5 Rs. The process goes like this: Something...
Gratitude for a Grievous Gift

Gratitude for a Grievous Gift

My phone rang at 2 a.m., jarring me awake. I had been asleep for two hours in my hotel room, 1,000 miles from home. Not again, I thought. Which will this be—hospital or jail? It was jail. My son was calling to tell me it was all a mistake; he shouldn’t have been taken...

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