PRAYER PROMPT ••• In the craziness of life, it’s hard to remember that we each have significant roles to play in the Kingdom of Heaven. God has given all of us special gifts and talents. And He isn’t limited by how they are used. His never-ending creativity means we can use similar gifts in extraordinarily different ways. In my Christian women’s writing group, we all … Continue reading 1.12.18 Prayer Prompt: A Drop in the Bucket
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a friend who just talks your ear off? They are incessant with their talk, talk, talking to the point you want to scream, “Be quiet!” I’m sure we all know at least one person like that, and if we’re honest about it, we may even BE that person at times! I’m a pretty quiet person, but with my … Continue reading 12.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Can We Pray Too Much?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Earlier this week, there was a train derailment in Seattle. Reports say the engineer was going 80 miles per hour on a 30-mile-per-hour curve, and he didn’t apply the brakes. Three people have died, and many more are injured. While it’s too early to know exactly what happened, there are plenty of questions being asked. Namely, why didn’t he slow down? I … Continue reading 12.21.17 Prayer Prompt: Reckless Choices, Humble Hearts
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Genesis 2:25 says, “Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” The age of innocence lasted for a brief moment in the big picture of humanity. When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, before they succumbed to temptation, they were innocent. By the next chapter, they were sewing fig leaves to cover themselves … Continue reading 12.19.17 Prayer Prompt: The Age of Innocence
PRAYER PROMPT ••• 76 years ago today, America was attacked. The surprise attack by the Japanese on the morning of December 7, 1941, pushed our country into World War II. I was 13 when I visited Hawaii, and our visit to Pearl Harbor was the most memorable part of the trip. (My mother is an enthusiastic student of military history, and she took great care … Continue reading 12.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Be Prepared
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had an urge to pray for someone you don’t know? The first time it happened to me, it was for a man at the health food store. No idea why, but God knows. Yesterday, I felt compelled to pray for two women I’ve never met as I was holding their paperwork. To hear God’s calling to pray for a … Continue reading 11.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Pray for Others
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our key verse for today is Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” The verse is such a perfect summation of what we need to do as we walk with Christ. Let’s start with hope and do a little verse-mapping. Hope, of course, is a feeling of expectation and desire. Romans 15:13 says, “May the … Continue reading 10.19.17 Prayer Prompt: Expectation