5.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My Kitchen Aid mixer is my second favorite appliance in the kitchen, right after my coffee maker. I often use it to shred chicken… But occasionally, when I flip the switch, it goes from a nice, leisurely Sunday stroll to “Mission Control, we’re ready for lift off” faster than I can react. And that’s when I end up with chicken … Continue reading 5.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

5.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Wisdom of the Ages

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 3:13 says, “Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding…” If you move on to chapter four, Solomon wrote, “Listen, sons, to a father’s discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,” (Proverbs 4:1). Then, in 4:5, he begins again on the importance of wisdom, “Get wisdom, get understanding; don’t forget or turn away … Continue reading 5.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Wisdom of the Ages

4.14.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still and Listen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few months ago, I shared that as part of my morning devotion time, I started reading spiritual growth books. I love these books but they aren’t the genre I typically reach for at the end of a day when I want to read. So morning is definitely working… And about a week before my son’s accident, I did something … Continue reading 4.14.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still and Listen

4.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Power of Prayer

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m reading a book called “Handle with Prayer,” by Charles Stanley. He wrote, “Our prayers are the link between God’s inexhaustible resources and people’s needs.” Woah. That little sentence packs a powerful punch, doesn’t it?! When it comes to powerful prayer, my go-to verse has always been James 5:16b. But let’s read a bit more today. Verses 16-18 say, “Confess … Continue reading 4.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Power of Prayer

1.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Advise of Others

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” While the first to whom we should go to for counsel is the Jesus (who is referred to as Wonderful Counselor in Isaiah 9:6), we are social people who like to talk to others. Getting another’s perspective is helpful and beneficial, especially when big decisions are on … Continue reading 1.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Advise of Others

12.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Solomon

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The story of Solomon is fascinating to me. His prayer for wisdom resulted in an abundance of blessings from God. When he was anointed as King, Solomon started off strong, following in the path of his father King David who sought the Lord. He asked God for wisdom and God poured it out abundantly. Of Solomon’s wisdom, God said, “I … Continue reading 12.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Solomon

12.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Snowy Greetings from Winter Wonderland… I’ve only used a personal photo on a handful of occasions for our supporting graphic, and today is one of those occasions. That snowy yard is mine. I’ve already made my feelings about snow very clear so I’ll leave it alone, I promise. But I have to give snow this — the whole world seems … Continue reading 12.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still