6.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Smell (A Sensory Series)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 2 of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Day 2–Smell. Perhaps the most underrated sense we have… at least until we have a cold. Our sense of smell is important though… It keeps us safe by making us aware of smoke or gas, helps us identify foods that are good … Continue reading 6.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Smell (A Sensory Series)

6.17.19 PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: Sight (A Sensory Series)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last week, I accidentally wrote a three-part series. This time, it’s on purpose. This one has been on my mind for several weeks. We’re going to spend five days on the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. But of course, we’ll talk about them from a faith-based perspective. Day 1–Sight. We have two different types of vision. The physical … Continue reading 6.17.19 PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: Sight (A Sensory Series)

6.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Trustees & Trusters

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning’s verse is Ephesians 4:25, “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.” This verse is an admonition to trust each other as believers. To be vulnerable and transparent with one another. It’s hard to do. We are broken, damaged people, and we guard … Continue reading 6.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Trustees & Trusters

6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We all know the saying, “Open mouth, insert foot.” I’ve been there more times than I can count and often, it’s not so much “Open mouth, insert foot,” as it is, “Open mouth, insert a shoe store.” We all know what it is to have our mouths work faster than our brains. It’s completely understandable why James called the tongue … Continue reading 6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

5.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Prayer ADHD & Shiny Object Syndrome

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Prayer ADHD is a real thing and Friends, there are plenty of times when I develop a raging case of it. Prayer ADHD is a close cousin to Shiny Object Syndrome which gets us off track when we’re trying to focus on Bible study. I’d be doubtful of anyone who said they didn’t know what I was talking about… You … Continue reading 5.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Prayer ADHD & Shiny Object Syndrome

4.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fire at the Notre Dame

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday’s headline news was the fire at Notre Dame. The history nerd in me is beyond sad about it. I visited the Notre Dame when I was 18 and it was among my most memorable experiences in Europe. The cathedral’s magnificence and grandeur are so much more impressive in person. Already rebuilding efforts are being planned and several prominent businessmen … Continue reading 4.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fire at the Notre Dame

3.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Lord is My Shepherd

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I wish Psalm 23 wasn’t synonymous with funerals. If we can forget about that affiliation for just a bit, let’s look at it from an everyday perspective. We’ll spend a few days on it and break it apart in chunks, starting with verses 1-3, which say, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down … Continue reading 3.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Lord is My Shepherd