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
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
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
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, my husband and I had dinner with some friends from church and the discussion turned to spiritual matters. It really turned into a celebration of God’s faithfulness. From the promises He keeps about saving all those who ask; to the promises to be with us in the middle of all life’s storms; and the promises to work out all things … Continue reading 2.18.18 Prayer Prompt: God’s Promises
PRAYER PROMPT ••• This weekend, I fell victim to the social media time-sucking feature that allows minutes to turn into hours, unintentionally spent watching penguins trip on ice, saving recipes we’re never going to make, or sorting through our friend’s vacation pictures. For me, it was a ten-minute article that highlighted people who went to exceptional lengths to impress others, only to be caught in … Continue reading 2.13.18 Prayer Prompt: Pride and Insecurity
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have always loved the movies. My favorites are the classics from the 30s and 40s. The Golden Era. I don’t watch as many movies that come out today, but I think the production process is fascinating. We’re in “Awards Season” for the Hollywood elite (there are 13 award banquets scheduled in January and February alone). Last night was the Golden Globes. … Continue reading 1.7.18 Prayer Prompt: Is Your Screenplay Up For An Award?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• New Year is such a time of renewal. New year, new possibilities. It’s a time of hope and fresh starts, but (spoiler alert!) you’re still the same person you were on December 31st. If you have resolutions you want to embrace, go for it! I have a few of my own! We all want to make ourselves better and be better than … Continue reading 1.2.18 Prayer Prompt: The Habit of Sin