PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Since I was a little girl, the idea of a message in a bottle has intrigued me. You can look at it from so many perspectives. The castaway casting his hope of rescue into the sea… The young woman, separated from her beloved and hopeful that somehow and someway, her message will reach him… A long lost sailor who hopes … Continue reading 7.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Hope of Being Known
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 4 of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Day 4–Taste. This is my favorite sense, as evidenced by the size of my thighs. Our verse is Psalm 34:8 which says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” How on … Continue reading 6.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Taste (A Sensory Series)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Prayer ADHD is a real thing and Friends, there are plenty of times when I develop a raging case of it. Prayer ADHD is a close cousin to Shiny Object Syndrome which gets us off track when we’re trying to focus on Bible study. I’d be doubtful of anyone who said they didn’t know what I was talking about… You … Continue reading 5.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Prayer ADHD & Shiny Object Syndrome
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 ••• I’ve been a writer in my community for over 10 years. Through my writing assignments, I’ve met and written about a lot of people. One common truth I’ve learned about every person I’ve interviewed—everyone has a story. Some tell their stories easier than others. But everyone has one. As Christians, we are called to live out our faith. Matthew 5:16 … Continue reading 3.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What Story Does Your Life Tell Others?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was a kid, my mom had an arrangement of dried cattails in our formal living room (it was the late 70s/early 80s y’all…). For her sake, I’m glad YouTube wasn’t around back then to show me what happens when you break one open. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to YouTube and search for videos … Continue reading 3.6.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts & Cattails
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend of mine and it’s the first time I’ve seen her since she recommitted her life to Christ. I was blown away, not just by the changes in her spirit, but literally her physical expression. The last few times I’ve seen her, she looked stressed and anxious. But yesterday, her face wore an expression … Continue reading 3.2.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Peace That Passes All Understanding