6.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Unsettled

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, we work very hard to convince ourselves that our wants are part of God’s will for our lives. We focus so hard on the object of our desire, and we justify it as a plan God has for us. Yet, we have a lingering unsettling in our hearts. Here’s the truth… If we feel unsettled, it’s not from God. … Continue reading 6.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Unsettled

6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We all know the saying, “Open mouth, insert foot.” I’ve been there more times than I can count and often, it’s not so much “Open mouth, insert foot,” as it is, “Open mouth, insert a shoe store.” We all know what it is to have our mouths work faster than our brains. It’s completely understandable why James called the tongue … Continue reading 6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

4.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Showing Love

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Colossians 3:14 says, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” In our tumultuous, embittered world—don’t you wish this truth were more embraced? What really aggravates me is that if someone removed the scripture reference and credited it to Buddha or Confucius, it would be spread like crazy. Our Christian values are under attack. … Continue reading 4.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Showing Love

4.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Gift of Life

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We’ve all heard the saying, “Life is a gift,” and sometimes, we become a little dismissive of that. We expect it. And until an emergency or tragedy happens, we take for granted what goes on inside our bodies that enable us to live. Our heart beats without conscious effort on our parts. Our lungs take in oxygen while expelling carbon … Continue reading 4.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Gift of Life

3.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Micromanaging the Dishwasher

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Most of us like things done our way. I admit I do. And I’ll give you an example. I always reload the dishwasher behind my husband or my mother. They drive me nuts with the loosy-goosy way they load dishes. When it comes to loading a dishwasher, I am a Tetris master. My way is the best way. And I’m … Continue reading 3.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Micromanaging the Dishwasher

2.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knit Together

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Colossians 2:2, Paul wrote of the congregations, “…that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ…” Let’s zero in on the part that says, “knit together in love.” If you are a knitter or crocheter, you know how … Continue reading 2.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knit Together

1.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Calling the Professional for Repairs to Our Foundation

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When my husband and I were looking for a house a few years ago, there was one I was super-excited about. It had a lot of neat bells and whistles, including a backyard that had been modeled like an extended living room from the house. It was in the location we wanted and in our budget. It even had a … Continue reading 1.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Calling the Professional for Repairs to Our Foundation