4.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Always the Same

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Facebook has been having a field day with weather memes. The one I saw yesterday said we were in a new season called “Sprinter,”—winter in spring. The inconsistent weather is creating some challenges. Beyond the problems of trying to get dressed in the mornings, my husband’s plants are confused. He’s been dragging them in and out of the house for … Continue reading 4.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Always the Same

3.28.18 Praise Prompt: Focused

PRAISE PROMPT ••• When a woman is in labor, her medical team will encourage her to focus on one thing. Focus on a face. Make eye contact. Don’t glance away. They want her focused, rather than distracted by pain or feeling overwhelmed and scared by what they are doing to help her. Whether giving birth, cooking dinner, planning an event, or even preparing for a … Continue reading 3.28.18 Praise Prompt: Focused

3.21.18 Praise Prompt: Growing Patience

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Patience is an admirable quality few of us like to practice. We expect it from others, but don’t like to give ourselves. And for those who do excel at patience, we’re so in awe of them, we equate them to a saint (“He or she has the patience of a saint!”) Today is the second day of spring. I’ve been tapping my … Continue reading 3.21.18 Praise Prompt: Growing Patience

3.4.18 Prayer Prompt: The Power of Gospel Music

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, I went to a Christian women’s conference featuring Liz Curtis Higgs. I heard her speak last year at She Speaks and was super-excited to hear her again. The Holy Spirit used her in a profoundly beautiful way, including a moment that was so special, I couldn’t begin to put it into mere words. High Road Worship led the music at the … Continue reading 3.4.18 Prayer Prompt: The Power of Gospel Music

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

2.17.18 Prayer Prompt: Faith Growth

PRAYER PROMPT ••• What does it take to grow as a Christian?  Last night, a friend posted a question about Bible studies.  I answered her with my opinion (because y’all know I always have one of those!), and said, “Your Bible study is such a personal time between you and God…do what works for you and whatever is growing your personal walk with Jesus.”  As … Continue reading 2.17.18 Prayer Prompt: Faith Growth

1.26.18 Prayer Prompt: The Details

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, I had an Ah-Ha moment.  I was writing in my prayer journal, and God impressed on my heart that some details don’t matter, at least in the long run.  Be still my inner-detail-loving-control-freak.  What??  I’m going to share straight from my prayer journal: “Help me keep perspective of what I think is important now, versus what is important for eternity.”  Don’t … Continue reading 1.26.18 Prayer Prompt: The Details