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
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• For many, the idea of Christianity means missing out on fun or the “you only live once” philosophy. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Peter wrote, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” … Continue reading 12.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Set Apart
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to descriptions of God, “a consuming fire” paints a vivid image. But God is a loving God, and the description of Him as a consuming fire is based on His perfect holiness. Several passages in Scripture refer to being tested by a refiner’s fire. 1 Peter 1:7 discusses our faith being tested by fire… 1 Corinthians 3:13 … Continue reading 12.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Purified by the Consuming Fire
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This week, I’ve spent a lot of time in my own head. I keep thinking about unconfessed sins… The unknown sins… Because Friends, one of my big worries is about the unknown, therefore, unconfessed and ongoing sins in my heart. While our human brains can rationalize that if we don’t know we’re doing something wrong, how can we be held … Continue reading 9.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Soul Searching for Sin
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Pride takes so many forms and is a sin most of us struggle with… But God encourages us to embrace humility. 1 Peter 5:5b says, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’” God doesn’t want us to be doormats, but through humble hearts, we recognize our … Continue reading 8.26.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Clothed In Humility