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?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, a friend of mine sent me a message that after two years of prayer, she’d gotten an answer! Giddy with excitement, her enthusiasm was evident in her message, and I’m super excited for her! God answered a deep longing that’s been on her heart for quite a while. But my friend doesn’t realize what an example she’s been. Though discouraged … Continue reading 10.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Prayer and Praise
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
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