PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are seasons in our life when we start over… New houses, new neighborhoods, new jobs, new family members… “New” takes on a lot of different forms. But the most important start over experience is when we stop living for ourselves and start living for Christ. As you all know, I’m a former prodigal. I know what it is to … Continue reading 2.22.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Starting Over
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Do you ever feel like you should go through life with a hard hat and a bright yellow “Under Construction” shirt? We are all under construction, works-in-progress. God is constantly working on us. And there is nothing so frustrating as to think you’ve conquered a particular sin, to then trip up in it again. And you have to cry out, … Continue reading 2.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Under Construction
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few years ago, my husband and I went on vacation to Charleston, SC. While we were there, we visited Patriots Point and toured the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. It was moving on multiple levels, but especially because Wayne’s dad is a Vietnam veteran. One of the most powerful displays was called “The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall” and on it was … Continue reading 2.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Soldiers
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are countless ways we can give. From monetary tithes to time and talent, to the material possessions that seem to accumulate in our homes. You can give gifts of encouragement, gifts of prayer, gifts of patience, gifts of praise, gifts of empathy, and gifts of compassion. Then there’s the Southern Baptist’s favorite gift—the gift of the casserole. May we … Continue reading 2.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Grace of Giving
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Colossians 2:2, Paul wrote of the congregations, “…that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ…” Let’s zero in on the part that says, “knit together in love.” If you are a knitter or crocheter, you know how … Continue reading 2.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knit Together
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was in elementary school, I found the idea of a time capsule to be fascinating. My friends and I would bury boxes of toys and notes in the yard, with the intent that someone, someday, would discover our own little time capsule. But over time, my tender young heart’s fascination for time capsules receded. And for a very … Continue reading 2.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Time Capsule
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Fun fact about me—I love reading stories about the Old West. My favorites are the stories of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday. As such, any movies that have come out about these three legends of the Old West generally catch my attention. One of my favorites, “Tombstone” was released in 1993, and in the 26 years that … Continue reading 2.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Are You Reflecting God’s Goodness?