5.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Cord of Three

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• One of the most popular verses for a wedding comes from Ecclesiastes 4:12b, “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” The illustration is for a husband and a wife to include God in their marriage in order to strengthen their bond. And though I’m married, I’m sensitive to those who are single since I was for a long … Continue reading 5.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Cord of Three

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

4.24.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When You Wonder, “What’s the Point?”

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever felt empty? Have you wondered, “What’s the point?” Most everyone feels that way at some point or another. But that’s not how God designed us to feel. More on that in a minute. When King Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes, he talked a lot about life and vain pursuits that have no meaning. For example, in Ecclesiastes 1:2,8 NLT, … Continue reading 4.24.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When You Wonder, “What’s the Point?”

1.28.18 Prayer Prompt: The Big Picture

PRAYER PROMPT ••• If your view through a camera is always dark, it’s doesn’t mean the view isn’t beautiful.  It means you’re looking through a camera with the cap on.  Similarly, if we try to take a picture with a telephoto lens, we’re never going to capture the panoramic vista before us.  When we focus on why God allows bad things to happen, we’ve either … Continue reading 1.28.18 Prayer Prompt: The Big Picture

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

12.2.17 Prayer Prompt: Cleaning

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m going to clean the house today.  I’ve been planning this day for weeks.  My husband and I have spent the last several weekends reorganizing, purging, and basically – spring cleaning in the fall.  I can’t wait for tonight.  That wonderful feeling of everything cleaned, dusted, in its place.  I like for things to be orderly and tidy.  It feels refreshing.  And … Continue reading 12.2.17 Prayer Prompt: Cleaning

10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is my sixth wedding anniversary, but it feels much longer.  And I promise, I say that in a good way.  It just seems so crazy that we’ve been through so much in six short years!  Starting out with my move to Ohio… relocating back to North Carolina four years later… trips… memories… laughter and tears…  As Wayne and I have worked … Continue reading 10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center