PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Some days are just depressing. Whether it’s the weather with a dreary, grey overcast sky, or just a day when we’re struggling with emotions… There are days when things just feel hopeless. But hopelessness should never be trusted. It’s a liar. Let’s take a look at the worst Saturday in the history of the world. It was the day after … Continue reading 4.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Why Hopelessness Should Never Be Trusted
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good Friday is here and with it, the question, “Why on earth do we call it good?” Certainly, when we take into account the historical details of the day, there is little good about it. Jesus was wrongly accused, mocked, beaten, and crucified. His death was an agony we can hardly stand to consider so we typically sanitize it and … Continue reading 4.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What is Good About Good Friday?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is a remembrance of The Last Supper and the command that Jesus gave mere hours before His arrest. In fact, the word “Maundy” is a derivative of the Latin word for “command.” Two commands were given at the Last Supper. The first, we are very familiar with… It’s the basis of communion. Jesus broke … Continue reading 4.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Maundy Thursday
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The beginning of Exodus 15 starts with a song of Moses. Verse 2 says, “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” One of the things I’ve always found so fascinating about Moses is that he grew … Continue reading 4.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Faith of Our Fathers
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday’s headline news was the fire at Notre Dame. The history nerd in me is beyond sad about it. I visited the Notre Dame when I was 18 and it was among my most memorable experiences in Europe. The cathedral’s magnificence and grandeur are so much more impressive in person. Already rebuilding efforts are being planned and several prominent businessmen … Continue reading 4.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fire at the Notre Dame
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We’ve all heard the saying, “Life is a gift,” and sometimes, we become a little dismissive of that. We expect it. And until an emergency or tragedy happens, we take for granted what goes on inside our bodies that enable us to live. Our heart beats without conscious effort on our parts. Our lungs take in oxygen while expelling carbon … Continue reading 4.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Gift of Life
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few months ago, I shared that as part of my morning devotion time, I started reading spiritual growth books. I love these books but they aren’t the genre I typically reach for at the end of a day when I want to read. So morning is definitely working… And about a week before my son’s accident, I did something … Continue reading 4.14.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still and Listen