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

5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Reading the Bible is a key way we listen to God. The Word is alive and well. It may be ancient text but the words and lessons and truths are still very applicable to our lives. In Deuteronomy 8:3b NLT, Moses wrote, “…people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth … Continue reading 5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God

4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• About 10 years ago, I got lost driving home from Chicago. I had my son with me and we’d stopped in Louisville for dinner, and somehow, got on the wrong interstate when we got back on the road. I ended up driving two hours in the wrong direction. This was before I had a smartphone or a GPS. But I … Continue reading 4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

3.25.18 Praise Prompt: Searching for God

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Easter is in a week and if your Facebook or Pinterest page looks like mine, ideas for Easter egg hunts are plentiful. I haven’t taken the time to research the history of why hunting for eggs is a part of the Easter season, but it kind of hit me this morning… We really do spend a lifetime searching, don’t we? Sometimes it’s … Continue reading 3.25.18 Praise Prompt: Searching for God

1.21.18 Prayer Prompt: The Real Stuff

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was 16, I decided I would never ski again.  The short version: I couldn’t figure out how to get off the ski lift.  I accidentally ended up on the advanced slope.  I was knocked into a snowmaking machine.  I lost a ski.  I fell down a lot.  I made it back with one ski dragging behind me, just as the … Continue reading 1.21.18 Prayer Prompt: The Real Stuff

12.3.17 Prayer Prompt: Never Alone

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, one of my husband’s cousins called me to interview me for a school project.  He is interested in becoming a writer, and one of his questions for me was, “What are some of the challenges of being a writer?”  I told him that writers can’t be afraid to be alone; it’s a very isolating activity.  They have to be okay … Continue reading 12.3.17 Prayer Prompt: Never Alone

10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

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