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

4.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Always the Same

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Facebook has been having a field day with weather memes. The one I saw yesterday said we were in a new season called “Sprinter,”—winter in spring. The inconsistent weather is creating some challenges. Beyond the problems of trying to get dressed in the mornings, my husband’s plants are confused. He’s been dragging them in and out of the house for … Continue reading 4.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Always the Same

4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Doors: they close and lock to protect us. They also open up to invite family and friends. They aren’t complicated; they do what you expect them to do. In one of His seven “I Am” statements, Jesus referred to Himself as the door. In John 10:9 ESV, Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will … Continue reading 4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

3.27.18 Praise Prompt: New Directions & Unexpected Detours

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Being late makes me very tense, so I make an effort to always be early or on time. Yesterday, I was 25 minutes late for a meeting. Between a major sneezing attack as I was trying to get ready, transferring everything from my car to my husband’s van (the tire issue mentioned yesterday), and traffic, I arrived at my meeting stressed out. … Continue reading 3.27.18 Praise Prompt: New Directions & Unexpected Detours

3.16.18 Praise Prompt: Scavenging for the Truth

PRAISE PROMPT ••• You don’t need to be an ornithologist to know that seagulls are scavengers. They eat insects and fish, and they feast on trash. Besides the beach, they are often seen in landfills, shopping centers, and they seem to have a special affinity for Walmart parking lots. Those who study birds are concerned over the amount of trash found in the stomachs of … Continue reading 3.16.18 Praise Prompt: Scavenging for the Truth

3.15.18 Praise Prompt: Judgment Call

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Balaam was an Old Testament prophet who is famous for his donkey. When the Moabites tried Balaam to hire to curse the Israelites, God used the donkey to speak to Balaam, so he would remember who was in charge of this meeting. Most of the time when this story is discussed, the emphasis is put on how God worked a miracle through … Continue reading 3.15.18 Praise Prompt: Judgment Call

3.14.18 Praise Prompt: Using the Negative Spaces in Our Lives

PRAISE PROMPT ••• I’ve been a writer for my community magazines for ten years, so I have a lot of back issues. I’ve been storing them in a cheap bookcase in my home office, but the shelves began bowing under the weight in less than a year. My husband and I’ve been discussing what to do with them. I don’t reference them often, but often … Continue reading 3.14.18 Praise Prompt: Using the Negative Spaces in Our Lives