7.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Faith Wavers

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, let’s talk about King Asa. He was a king who worshipped God wholeheartedly and encouraged all of Judah to as well. He had faith in the one and only living God. After a decade of peace, King Asa and the people of Judah were attacked by an Ethiopian army that was one million strong. When compared to their … Continue reading 7.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Faith Wavers

7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• At the end of every fairy tale is “The end.” And at the end of every prayer is an “Amen.” But what does it mean? Why do we say it? The word is ancient, dating back to the days of Moses when he taught the Israelites to use it to reply in agreement to the 12 curses of transgressions (Deuteronomy … Continue reading 7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

6.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Creativity of God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have a terrible memory with one exception. I have a great memory for random bits of useless trivia that I can’t possibly use in everyday life. And today, I’m sharing one random bit of useless trivia with you… When the starfish eats, it pushes its stomach out of its body and wraps it around whatever food it plans to … Continue reading 6.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Creativity of God

6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I read a Psalm, I often think, “Oh, this one is my favorite.” This morning, my favorite is Psalm 139. I encourage you to read it. The first verse says, “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” The Worrier-Meets-Control-Freak in me finds great comfort in this short little verse. And Friends, God has been … Continue reading 6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

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

6.3.18 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