PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m sorry to post so late today but I spent most of my night in the ER with a brand new kidney stone. My husband just got home with my medicine so I’m going to keep things short. We have a tendency to pray during crisis and I know I wrote about this a lot, but prayer is a constant … Continue reading 6.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Prayer Works
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Time can be overwhelming. Especially when your name is Denise and you are determined to fill every waking second with something. I know I’m not alone in this. For many of us, it feels wrong to rest and lazy to not have a mile-long to-do list. Anyone else? Don’t cue the cricket sounds and leave me hanging here… I know … Continue reading 6.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Time and Jesus
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Inter-generational support is important in any church, and it’s a topic that’s been brought up a lot at mine recently. Our ministerial staff has encouraged our congregation to read a book called, “Growing Young.” My reading list is pretty significant so I haven’t gotten to it yet, though I hear it’s very good. I’m planning to get to it sometime … Continue reading 6.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Generations & Sound Doctrine
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, we work very hard to convince ourselves that our wants are part of God’s will for our lives. We focus so hard on the object of our desire, and we justify it as a plan God has for us. Yet, we have a lingering unsettling in our hearts. Here’s the truth… If we feel unsettled, it’s not from God. … Continue reading 6.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Unsettled
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few months ago, I started walking a few mornings a week with a dear friend of mine. We were averaging about two miles but the majority of it—I hobbled through. Every time I went walking with her, I had a raging case of shin splints. Admittedly, my shoes were crazy old and unlike most women, I don’t like to … Continue reading 6.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Ponder the Path
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to our names, very few of us had a choice in the matter. Of course, you can legally change your name. I’ve considered it. Not that I don’t like my name. It’s fine, but I go by my middle name and it would be really nice to have it in the first place position. Anyone who uses … Continue reading 6.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What’s In a Name?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am going to play the role of Captain Obvious this morning: friends are important. We need each other. Sometimes, we just need a little encouragement… I can’t tell you how many times I call on my friends for that reason… When I need prayers, encouragement, help with perspective—I am grateful for them. Paul wrote of this in 1 Thessalonians … Continue reading 6.6.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Encouragement