These authors have both kept a light in the window for the return of prodigal children. But they did not wait passively, helplessly wringing their hands, paralyzed by fear and despair. Instead, they battle for their children in prayer and trusting that, ultimately, almighty God would intervene, returning the prodigals to their parents’ arms. The enemy uses many worldly temptations to lure our young people away from their Christian valves and upbringing. Praying Prodigals Home reminds us that for those of faith, victory is always within our grasp and that our loved ones are eternally dear to His heart.
Last month, several volunteers from OWLAD were privileged to go to our local youth detention center. We had been the month before and because another group could not go in October, we were offered the chance again. Continue reading “A Visit to the Youth Detention Center”
On Wings Like a Dove, Inc. is asking that you pack a plastic Treasure box with the suggested items for the child of a prisoner/prodigal parent included. On Wings Like a Dove will attach the proper sticker for a girl or boy as the boxes arrive. If you are preparing the box yourself, attach a note indication the gender and age group of your box.
You are welcome to drop boxes off at our office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10:00-2:00 pm at 455 South Church St., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Items To Consider Including
Toys: Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, build blocks, small musical instrument. For boys: trucks and cars. For girls: dolls, clip on earrings, etc.
Educational Supplies: Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.
Hygiene Items Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, etc.
Other Items: Sweets (sell-by date to be at least March of the following year), gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces etc.
All gifts should be new, please include items from each category.
Please note the items we do not wish to be included in the Treasure boxes:
- No Food, especially chocolate. Non-chocolate sweets are allowed
- No medicine or vitamins of any kind
- No war related items (ie. toy guns, soldiers or knives of any kind)
- No clothing other than listed above
- No fragile items (ie. glass containers, mirrors)
- No liquids including blow bubbles, shampoo, bubble bath, toiletry sets or aerosols
- No dangerous items, sharp objects, scissors or razors
- No novels
- Nothing of a political nature
You may include a personal note from your family of encouragement and love.
Seven years ago God called me into ministry to prodigals and their families with the passage in Isaiah 42: 6-7, “I, the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles [Prodigals], to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.” Continue reading “Face to Face with the Enemy”
Once again, we got away on retreat to Lake James thanks to the generosity of Frank and Cindy Miller. What a beautiful place to be enveloped by God’s beautiful creation and majesty. Continue reading “Free to be You”
All of us have dreams in our hearts that seem too wild or unachievable. To pursue them could mean great gain, but it could mean great loss and pain. So, much like a rushing river whose power cannot be fully harnessed, we build walls to contain it, often without even knowing we are building them. Continue reading “Fall Retreat”
Several years ago, I did the Experiencing God Bible Study written by Henry Blackaby and Claude King. The study changed my life. I fell in love with Jesus and developed a love for God’s Word. I also facilitated the study several times in a desire to help others realize that God wanted to have a personal relationship with all of us. Continue reading “The Power of Prayer”
I am attending a class at my church that is equipping me to reach out in ministry to the sick, dying, homebound whatever the need may be. Last night the Pastor shared from the 2 Corinthians passage above. Continue reading “Comfort Others”