PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love the word “grace.” It’s a simple word with a variety of meanings. The definition we focus on is “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” It’s the grace described in Ephesians 2:8-9 that inspired the name of this website. And you can barely hear the word without thinking … Continue reading 2.25.18 Prayer Prompt: The Miracle of Grace
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Earlier this week, there was a train derailment in Seattle. Reports say the engineer was going 80 miles per hour on a 30-mile-per-hour curve, and he didn’t apply the brakes. Three people have died, and many more are injured. While it’s too early to know exactly what happened, there are plenty of questions being asked. Namely, why didn’t he slow down? I … Continue reading 12.21.17 Prayer Prompt: Reckless Choices, Humble Hearts
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Genesis 2:25 says, “Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” The age of innocence lasted for a brief moment in the big picture of humanity. When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, before they succumbed to temptation, they were innocent. By the next chapter, they were sewing fig leaves to cover themselves … Continue reading 12.19.17 Prayer Prompt: The Age of Innocence
PRAYER PROMPT ••• The featured verse today is 1 John 5:21, which says, “Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” It refers to “dear children,” but of course, that’s a term applied to all of us, regardless of age, since we are frequently called God’s children in the Bible. It’s also apt for another reason: children have a … Continue reading 12.5.17 Prayer Prompt: Keeping Jesus #1
PRAYER PROMPT ••• You know those big pink erasers? They are in the shape of a rectangle with slanted ends. They aren’t huge, but one of them would get even the worst speller through high school, and at least half of college. I love those things. I keep one in my prayer journal because my mechanical pencil is more likely to run out of eraser … Continue reading 11.30.17 Prayer Prompt: The Eraser
PRAYER PROMPT ••• My grandmother is the only person I know who likes to do laundry. And my grandmother is weird (I say it in love. I’m weird too, but I don’t like to do laundry). I think we can all agree; laundry is a vicious, never-ending cycle. Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat. And some of you are crazy enough to add an ironing board to … Continue reading 11.16.17 Prayer Prompt: Lessons From the Laundry
PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s very rare that I know what I’m going to write about when I wake up. But I knew this one was coming. Every morning, I pray that the Holy Spirit will put a topic on my heart that will be something that I need, something someone else needs, and that will mostly honor God. Today’s topic is something I need: do … Continue reading 10.28.17 Prayer Prompt: Do You Pray About It As Much As You Complain About It?