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
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Do you ever wish you could just pick up the phone and call heaven? I think most of us would love to do exactly that. Sometimes, I just want to hear God’s voice say, “Denise, this is exactly what I want you to do… step 1… step 2… step 3…” Then I could say, “Thank you, that’s exactly what I … Continue reading 2.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Heavenly Guidance
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When my husband and I were looking for a house a few years ago, there was one I was super-excited about. It had a lot of neat bells and whistles, including a backyard that had been modeled like an extended living room from the house. It was in the location we wanted and in our budget. It even had a … Continue reading 1.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Calling the Professional for Repairs to Our Foundation
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In a moment of crisis, it’s easy to turn to God and beg for help. Even in not-so-critical moments, we often turn to Him and ask Him to intervene in situations. While those prayers are important, there’s a two-part process to those kinds of prayers and the second half often comes in a breath of, “Oh, thank God,” as we … Continue reading 11.1.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Second Part of Our Prayers