PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a very powerful image that comes when you think of crossroads. Which path will you choose? Robert Frost dedicated an entire poem about the choice between two paths (“The Road Not Taken”). And (spoiler alert!), at the end of one of my favorite movies, “Castaway,” Tom Hanks stands at a crossroads: a place where he must make a choice in which … Continue reading 10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads
PRAYER PROMPT ••• 70% of Americans identify as Christians; and less than 25% are reading their Bibles daily (though 90% of households have a Bible!) In April this year, Lifeway Research shared survey results of American’s viewpoint on reading the Bible. The sad reality: people aren’t reading their Bibles. I’m not judging. I’ve been there. A skimmer. Floating along with just enough Biblical knowledge to … Continue reading 9.28.17 Prayer Prompt: Don’t Read This. Read the Bible.
PRAYER PROMPT ••• My 6th anniversary is coming up. It feels much longer (in a good way). At a wedding, we make promises and expect promises to be kept. Yet we all make mistakes. With divorce rates through the roof (and being a divorcee myself), I know all too well how fragile those words are. I know “for richer, for poorer” are hard words to … Continue reading 9.12.17 Prayer Prompt: Promises and Trust
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sixteen years ago, I was at work when my boss said, “Denise, did you hear a plane flew into the World Trade Center?” Like many, 9/11 is a day I cannot forget. Two years after the towers fell, my friend Amy and I traveled to NYC and with a room overlooking Ground Zero, we got a very raw look at the scars … Continue reading 9.11.17 Prayer Prompt: Learning From the Past
PRAYER PROMPT ••• My husband and I have two dogs, one of which we rescued almost six years ago. Her name is Beth (this picture isn’t of Beth, though it could be her twin!) Technically, she is my husband’s dog; we adopted her for Wayne’s 40th birthday. But rest assured – Beth is my girl. A dog can only serve one master. It’s in their … Continue reading 7.6.17 Prayer Prompt: Two Masters
PRAYER PROMPT ••• As an only child, I learned how to be alone and entertain myself at an early age. As an adult, I often crave solitude. However, there’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. For many Christians, loneliness is a very real thing. By the world’s standard, we are weird. People assume we are judgmental. New Christians may lose friends because some simply don’t … Continue reading 6.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Loneliness
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today, I’ll be spending the day working at an annual community event. Though it’s free, visitors are encouraged to bring donations to our local food pantry. As I was getting things ready for the day, it occurred to me how often I waste food. As much as my husband and I complain about wasted food, we’re both guilty. Deuteronomy 15:11 says, “For … Continue reading 5.6.17 Prayer Prompt: Full Pantry