PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s so disappointing when people disappoint us. The emotions range from anger, hurt, and a sense of betrayal. But people will always disappoint… people will disappoint us and we’ve disappointed others (and will undoubtedly do so again). One of the things I’ve done in the last couple of years is to try to shift my view point on disappointment. It’s … Continue reading 5.26.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Disappointment & Forgiveness
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Friends, I need you to do me a favor. Please pull out your Bibles or pull up your Bible app. Find 2 Samuel 7:18-29. Will you please read it? Today’s topic is center around David’s prayer. The Prophet Nathan had just informed David of God’s plan and promise to build from David a lasting dynasty. What I love about this … Continue reading 5.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From the Prayer of David
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our influence on others isn’t something we always consider. But there’s an ongoing ripple effect in progress. Sir Isaac Newton introduced the law that states, “For every action, there is a reaction.” I will not attempt to delve into the scientific side of that, but I know from an interpersonal perspective—those few little words carry a lot of truth. Think … Continue reading 5.24.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What’s Your Influence?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Psalm 119:11 says, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” But Friends, I have always been terrible at memorizing. Growing up, I went to a private, Christian school and took Bible classes as part of the curriculum. Each week, we had Bible verses to memorize. My GPA failed miserably under those assignments. … Continue reading 5.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Biblical Book Smarts & Biblical Street Smarts
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Every morning, as I sit down to write My Grace-Full Life, I pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and that God will be glorified. But tucked away in the back of my mind, I keep wondering, “How long will I have this assignment?” In moments of doubt, when I’m more dependent on myself than I am on Jesus, I know … Continue reading 5.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus With Us
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Friends, I am going to admit something to y’all. The only version of “A Christmas Carol” I’ve ever seen is “The Muppets Christmas Carol.” But I love it. Since that’s my only real reference point beyond the vague memories of reading the Cliffs Notes version in high school, that’s what we’re working from today. Ebenezer Scrooge (as played by Michael … Continue reading 5.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sacrifice of Praise
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Reading the Bible is a key way we listen to God. The Word is alive and well. It may be ancient text but the words and lessons and truths are still very applicable to our lives. In Deuteronomy 8:3b NLT, Moses wrote, “…people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth … Continue reading 5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God