4.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Pencil

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am never very far from a pencil. Pencils (and tubes of Burt’s Bees lip balm) are stuffed in every crevice of my life: my purse; my car; my nightstand; my kitchen; the living room; the basement; and my desk drawers are bursting at the seams with pencils. I may have a hard time finding a pen when the need … Continue reading 4.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Pencil

4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you want to get some strong opinions, or you’re just itching for an argument, then ask a Southerner their opinion on iced tea. Except for me. I’m the only Southerner who doesn’t like it (and yes, I really am a native Southerner… I have a birth certificate to prove it). But for the rest of the Southern community—the topic … Continue reading 4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• About 10 years ago, I got lost driving home from Chicago. I had my son with me and we’d stopped in Louisville for dinner, and somehow, got on the wrong interstate when we got back on the road. I ended up driving two hours in the wrong direction. This was before I had a smartphone or a GPS. But I … Continue reading 4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

4.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Strength & Weakness of Faith

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Gymnasts have agility combined with great strength. They are trained to have tremendous focus which helps them perform amazing feats of balance and acrobatics. But within the strength, one wrong move can leave them vulnerable and weak. Our faith is the same. Look at the disciple Peter. He was the one who confidently stated to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, … Continue reading 4.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Strength & Weakness of Faith

4.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Abundant Life

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In John 10:10 ESV, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Let’s talk about “abundant” today. But first, I want to share a bit about the founder of Living Waters Ministries, Ray Comfort, who has a powerful sermon on the misconception that often accompanies … Continue reading 4.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Abundant Life

4.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praying All the Time

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• So many times, I have no idea what to say. I can plan and plan and then – what comes out is a jumbled mess. Sometimes talking to God is the same way. We want to, but find it difficult to know what to say, or where to begin. We’re organized and armed with a prayer list (mine’s even categorized … Continue reading 4.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praying All the Time

4.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Consulting God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When God gave the Israelites the Promised Land, it wasn’t empty. They were told to remove the people who occupied it. God promised to be with them, and give them victory. The first up: Jericho. Joshua and the army followed the Lord’s instructions to the letter. With one exception. Achan disobeyed the order about all the goods that were to … Continue reading 4.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Consulting God