PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last week, I accidentally wrote a three-part series. This time, it’s on purpose. This one has been on my mind for several weeks. We’re going to spend five days on the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. But of course, we’ll talk about them from a faith-based perspective. Day 1–Sight. We have two different types of vision. The physical … Continue reading 6.17.19 PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: Sight (A Sensory Series)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I really didn’t intend to turn this into a series, but that seems to have happened. We’ve talked about forgiveness, forgetting, and today, let’s talk about repentance. It may seem I’ve gone out of order here but just as I hadn’t planned to write a series, I think this order may be exactly right. We need repentance in order to … Continue reading 6.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Repentance
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our 11 year old dog, Beth, is struggling. She’s a beautiful Labrador and my husband and I love her to pieces. Beth has issues—We rescued her when she was three and she is a complete non-conformist when it comes to standard Labrador-behavior (terrified of water, hates riding in cars, never understood the concept of “fetch,” cannot walk on a leash … Continue reading 5.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fighting Discouragement with Prayer
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was looking for an image for this morning’s graphic, I came across this picture of a birdcage. I think birdcages can be quite beautiful though I have no desire for a pet bird (my mom would never come to my house again—she feels about birds the way I do about bugs). But this particular birdcage was sad and … Continue reading 5.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lies and Locks
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• “Adulting” is a term that was coined about ten years ago. It means to do the things that adults do like pay bills, go to work, and be responsible. I’ve been familiar with the term for a while but yesterday at church, one of our ministers used it in a sermon and it triggered a thought for a new word … Continue reading 5.6.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Christianing
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good Friday is here and with it, the question, “Why on earth do we call it good?” Certainly, when we take into account the historical details of the day, there is little good about it. Jesus was wrongly accused, mocked, beaten, and crucified. His death was an agony we can hardly stand to consider so we typically sanitize it and … Continue reading 4.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What is Good About Good Friday?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Being a Christian doesn’t mean we’re perfect. We are still going to mess up. That’s why we need constant awareness of our thoughts and actions. Today’s post is based on something I read this morning. It was the comment section of an article; people were debating a topic and someone wrote that Jesus said, “Go and sin no more.” The … Continue reading 2.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Christian’s Still Sin