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
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
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
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
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
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.