7.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Leaning On Our Heavenly Father

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you’ve ever had children, or ever observed children, you know they love to lean. They lean on their parents when they are feeling shy… When they are feeling bored… When they are feeling tired… When they are scared… If there’s any excuse to lean (especially on insanely hot days), children will do it. And this leaning tendency isn’t reserved … Continue reading 7.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Leaning On Our Heavenly Father

7.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Power of Testimony

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Testimonials are powerful tools. My husband and I both refer to customer ratings when we’re looking at an online purchase. We want to make sure we’re spending our money on something others have endorsed without bias. We look at reviews to determine whether or not we’re interested in reading a book or watching a movie. And when a friend tells … Continue reading 7.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Power of Testimony

6.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Road to Nowhere

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Bryson City, NC, there’s a stretch of road known as “The Road to Nowhere.” Technically, the road is called Lakeview Drive and it was meant to be a 30-mile stretch of road that led through the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. But the project ended at six miles. It’s an interesting bit of history to look up if you … Continue reading 6.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Road to Nowhere

6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My great-uncle died last night. A painfully shy, lifelong bachelor, my uncle wasn’t supposed to live past his 20th birthday. He had a severe case of scoliosis which wasn’t as treatable in his youth. But he died last night, a man in his late 80s. My husband summed him up best — he was a gentle man. And he will … Continue reading 6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Aretha Franklin sang about it. Rodney Dangerfield never got it. And everybody thinks they deserve it. I’m speaking of respect. Merriam-Webster has four definitions for “respect,” and they are, “relation or reference to a particular thing or situation,” “an act of giving particular attention,” “high or special regard,” and “particular, detail.” And one of our Ten Commandments is about respect … Continue reading 6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

6.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Talking About Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Research says that the average woman speaks 20,000 words per day, and the average man speaks 7000. Without getting into cheesy jokes about those statistics, the question on my mind this morning is, “How often do we talk about Jesus every day?” In Acts 7, Stephen became the first martyr for Christianity. And after his death, Acts 8:1b says, “A … Continue reading 6.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Talking About Jesus

5.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus With Us

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Every morning, as I sit down to write My Grace-Full Life, I pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and that God will be glorified. But tucked away in the back of my mind, I keep wondering, “How long will I have this assignment?” In moments of doubt, when I’m more dependent on myself than I am on Jesus, I know … Continue reading 5.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus With Us