6.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: His Strength

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Psalm 121 is a beautiful tribute to God’s ever-watchful presence in our lives. Verse 1-2 says, “I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” We are so self-reliant and sometimes, we forget where to credit our success and accomplishments. It’s a good thing to be … Continue reading 6.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: His Strength

5.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings & Perseverance

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Galatians 6:9, we are given a challenge and an encouragement all rolled into one. It says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” The part about a “harvest of blessing” jumped out at me this morning. That’s the part … Continue reading 5.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings & Perseverance

5.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Goodness

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Six of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at GOODNESS. Psalm 14:3b NLT says, “No one does good, not … Continue reading 5.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Goodness

4.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Pencil

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am never very far from a pencil. Pencils (and tubes of Burt’s Bees lip balm) are stuffed in every crevice of my life: my purse; my car; my nightstand; my kitchen; the living room; the basement; and my desk drawers are bursting at the seams with pencils. I may have a hard time finding a pen when the need … Continue reading 4.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Pencil

3.12.18 Praise Prompt: Spiritual Growth

PRAISE PROMPT ••• This weekend, my dear friend Amy was in town with her children. They live in Indiana, but North Carolina is still home for her. I visited with them on Saturday and was shocked by her youngest. I’m used to the members of this family towering over me. All of them are pushing 6’ and I’m only 5’4”. But this was the first … Continue reading 3.12.18 Praise Prompt: Spiritual Growth

3.10.18 Praise Prompt: The Family Tree of Jesus

PRAISE PROMPT ••• My birthday was in December, but I just ordered my birthday present a couple of weeks ago – AncestryDNA kits for me, my husband, son, and mom! I’m so excited to get the results and find out how they match up with my genealogy research. It’s a fascinating exercise – to learn where you come from. I joke that I don’t have … Continue reading 3.10.18 Praise Prompt: The Family Tree of Jesus

2.25.18 Prayer Prompt: The Miracle of Grace

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love the word “grace.” It’s a simple word with a variety of meanings. The definition we focus on is “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” It’s the grace described in Ephesians 2:8-9 that inspired the name of this website. And you can barely hear the word without thinking … Continue reading 2.25.18 Prayer Prompt: The Miracle of Grace