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

12.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knowing Your Why

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to my time-management, my husband frequently says, “If there’s five minutes in Denise’s schedule, she’ll fill it up with 30 minutes of something to do.” And I confess there’s some truth to what he says. But after almost 44 years, I’m finally beginning to understand that busy and productive are not the same thing. And between some … Continue reading 12.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knowing Your Why

11.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Facing Giants

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Stories about David are among my favorite in Scripture. I love his determined faith and absolute confidence in God. It’s a confidence that I want to emulate. Just before David fought Goliath, he said, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me…” (1 Samuel 17:37a) No hesitation. No … Continue reading 11.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Facing Giants

8.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From the Genealogy of Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to reading the Bible, I know few who relish reading the genealogies. I get it. Long lists of names, most of which are crazy-hard to pronounce. If you’re like me, at some point you’ve wondered why those long lists of family records are important to Scripture. They actually do have a purpose and though they are challenging … Continue reading 8.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From the Genealogy of Jesus

7.24.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Compromise Christian Values

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• As I was searching through pictures to make today’s graphic, I can across this photo of balloons floating away. It reminded me of something that happened a few weeks ago… My husband and I were driving home when balloons started showing up around us. We saw them both caught in the airflow of the road or where they’d escaped the … Continue reading 7.24.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Compromise Christian Values

6.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When You’re Hangry

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Did you know there’s a record of hangriness in the Bible? A couple, actually… Just so we’re on the same page, “hangry” is an irrational response or overreaction to a situation that is largely contributed to hunger. The first instance of hangriness would be Esau’s story, who arrived home so hungry that he traded his birthright for a bowl of … Continue reading 6.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When You’re Hangry

5.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In 1 Samuel, the Bible tells of the Israelites war with the Palestinians, and the Palestinians capture of the Ark of the Covenant. In a tale that rivals the adventures of Indiana Jones, the Ark was passed from Palestinian city to Palestinian city before being sent back to the Israelites with gold tumors and gold rats as gifts of apology. … Continue reading 5.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes