6.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Your Voice, Your Prayers

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In the writing world, there’s a lot of discussion about finding your voice. It’s a crazy-important topic because though all writers use the same word bank, no two writers use it exactly alike. But writers are so self-critical. Heaven knows I am. I almost never re-read my own writing because I go into full-scale edit mode and will tear it … Continue reading 6.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Your Voice, Your Prayers

6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When a baby elephant is tethered to a stake, it will pull against it. However, over time, the elephant will become convinced that the rope is too strong, and it will stop trying. Even as the elephant grows in strength, the psychological hold of the rope is so great, the elephant’s mind is conditioned to believe that it’s inescapable. Isn’t … Continue reading 6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My great-uncle died last night. A painfully shy, lifelong bachelor, my uncle wasn’t supposed to live past his 20th birthday. He had a severe case of scoliosis which wasn’t as treatable in his youth. But he died last night, a man in his late 80s. My husband summed him up best — he was a gentle man. And he will … Continue reading 6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

6.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Risks

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I once had a conversation with someone who was convinced that hell didn’t exist. I’m sure we all know people who believe that, but she was adamant that God was too loving to ever send anyone to hell—whether they believed in Him or not. I wish I’d had this conversation with her when I was a bit more developed in … Continue reading 6.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Risks

6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, when I sit down to write this post, I feel like I couldn’t choke out a coherent sentence if my life depended on it. I don’t know what to say. But the times I feel that way are generally when I’m leaning too much on me, and leaning too little on Him. When it comes to what to say, … Continue reading 6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Aretha Franklin sang about it. Rodney Dangerfield never got it. And everybody thinks they deserve it. I’m speaking of respect. Merriam-Webster has four definitions for “respect,” and they are, “relation or reference to a particular thing or situation,” “an act of giving particular attention,” “high or special regard,” and “particular, detail.” And one of our Ten Commandments is about respect … Continue reading 6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

6.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Legendary Obedience

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When Paul (formerly Saul) had his life-changing moment on the Road to Damascus, the world changed. His extraordinary conversion to Christianity and willingness to be used by God has had a tremendous impact on Christian history that continues today. The Holy Spirit used him in powerful ways including authorship of 13 books in the New Testament, possibly 14 if you … Continue reading 6.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Legendary Obedience