PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have a major sweet tooth, but there’s one dessert I’ll never order in a restaurant… Anything chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate just fine… I’m just not the chocolate fanatic like some people I know (you know who you are!). But if I’m going to eat chocolate, I’m kind of particular about it. I don’t care for … Continue reading 7.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Temptations
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• So it sounds like Papa John’s has some issues. If you haven’t heard the story yet, the founder made some disparaging comments and resigned from the board. In the aftermath, Papa John’s is doing damage control as schools, universities, and professional sports teams around the country sever relationships with the company. One offensive word has sent this international company into … Continue reading 7.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Higher Standard
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• So I said it was going to be a nine-day study, but… here’s Day 10. Or a bonus day to wrap up our study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against … Continue reading 5.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruit Bowl
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Five of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at KINDNESS. In the New Testament, our word for “kindness” was … Continue reading 5.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Kindness
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, I catch myself in my prayer life and it’s all about me. “Lord I need you to do this, this, and that for me. And while You’re at it, can you bless this and give me peace about the thing we discussed last week?” My prayers can turn into heavenly to-do lists real quick. While I believe my deepest … Continue reading 5.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What Have You Done for Me Lately?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to the news, I really like to play ostrich. Just stick my head in the sand and ignore it. However, I’m a hypocritical ostrich and will skim news headlines… then ignore them. I don’t have the energy to invest in it, though I know it’s important. But this morning, I saw a headline I couldn’t ignore. California … Continue reading 4.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: From Passive to Passion
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