Prodigal Magazine

Faith


How Nelson Mandela Became My Bethlehem Star

How Nelson Mandela Became My Bethlehem Star

I walked to the edge of my faith tonight, looked down and was tempted to jump. Because sometimes there are no stars or moon, just an ink black sky and, when you step outside in your sneakers and run the country mile, you can’t even see the white of your shoes. It’s that dark. “I’m... read more

December 11, 2013 Emily Wierenga Faith 47

In Want of More Blessings

In Want of More Blessings

My husband, The Farmer, is testing the waters today. Are the beans ready? Will they process through the combine without problems? Or should he wait a few more days? Harvest has begun, and with it, a hopefulness is in the air. What will the crops yield?  Will the corn be dry enough?  Will the beans... read more

November 22, 2013 Connie Gochenaur Faith, Featured Content 12

I Had to Quit Blogging

I Had to Quit Blogging

I was thirty years old when I gave my life to Jesus. After three decades of living only for myself, there was a lot to unlearn. I knew I had been given a new heart; I was a new creation.  Not just because the Bible told me so, but because I felt it in my... read more

November 8, 2013 Morgan Day Cecil Faith, Featured Content 14

I Didn’t Wear Socks to Church

I Didn’t Wear Socks to Church

I had never done anything like this before it before. Every Sunday, for 29 years, I had woken up, put on virtually the same clothes, and gone to virtually the same church. But this Sunday, it just hit me. It was time to change. So I did. So I didn’t wear socks to church. Now,... read more

November 1, 2013 Douglas Humphries Faith, Featured Content 2

What I Learned From Almost Drowning

What I Learned From Almost Drowning

Swimming pools were a rare event in my childhood, but one particular pool stands out in my mind. A party was in full swing, adults flung all over the area, lounging or talking. Kids were largely left to their own devices. With no formal swimming lessons, I was commanded to stay in the shallow end.... read more

October 30, 2013 Ben Palpant Faith, Featured Content 7