10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is my sixth wedding anniversary, but it feels much longer.  And I promise, I say that in a good way.  It just seems so crazy that we’ve been through so much in six short years!  Starting out with my move to Ohio… relocating back to North Carolina four years later… trips… memories… laughter and tears…  As Wayne and I have worked … Continue reading 10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center

9.23.17 Prayer Prompt: The Second Coming of Christ

PRAYER PROMPT ••• A “Christian Numerologist” has predicted Jesus’ return today.  His title is an oxymoron.  Christianity, numerology, and astrology don’t mix.  A better term for such a person is “False Prophet.”  Jesus said, in Matthew 24:36, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”  Before I go any further, this … Continue reading 9.23.17 Prayer Prompt: The Second Coming of Christ

9.22.17 Prayer Prompt: More Precious than Jewels 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m going to say what no woman is supposed to say: I don’t like diamonds.  Yes, they are pretty, but they are rocks.  I don’t get what’s so exciting about that.  If you’re a woman and wondering what’s wrong with me – trust me.  My mother is shaking her head, wondering where she went wrong.  (She loves all things that sparkle!)  For … Continue reading 9.22.17 Prayer Prompt: More Precious than Jewels 

8.29.17 Prayer Prompt: Power of Prayer, Even In the Storm

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The saying, “the power of prayer,” is said so often, it’s almost trite in our use of it.  But it is a powerful and true statement.  One of my dearest friends is in the middle of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that’s ensued.  Thankfully, she and her family are safe.  We talked yesterday, and she was crying, praising God for His goodness.  … Continue reading 8.29.17 Prayer Prompt: Power of Prayer, Even In the Storm

7.15.17 Prayer Prompt: His Faithful Love

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are some words that are used so frequently, their meaning gets watered down from overuse.  A common one is “love.”  We love our spouses, but we also love pizza and ice cream.  In the church, there are a few watered down terms as well.  This morning, as I read Psalm 136, the phrase, “His faithful love endures forever” was repeated 26 … Continue reading 7.15.17 Prayer Prompt: His Faithful Love

6.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Looking for Love

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The most popular hashtag on Instagram is #love.  With #love representing 1,085,986,510 posts as I write this (that’s Billon. With a B), it’s clear our world is looking for love.  But look at our news headlines yesterday.  Two shootings.  Then consider the events that didn’t make national news.  Murder.  Theft.  Rape.  Rampant in our communities.  For a world desperate for love, we … Continue reading 6.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Looking for Love

6.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Power of Prayer

PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few days ago, a friend shared how frustrated she was about a certain prayer request.  As she told me of her discouragement, I understood it all too well.  Like many of us, I have a prayer request that I consistently pray for day in and day out.  And sometimes, it does feel like we aren’t being heard.  We want to beg … Continue reading 6.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Power of Prayer