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

3.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praise & Deliverance

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is our 731st daily Praise & Prayer Prompt which means that today, we’re officially starting Year 3. I’m so grateful to have all of you with me as we have spent two full years talking about prayer and the praiseworthiness of God every morning! Today, our signature verse is 2 Samuel 22:50, “For this I will praise you, O … Continue reading 3.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praise & Deliverance

2.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Plan For You

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Ephesians 2:10 keeps coming up in my study time and is quickly rising toward the top of my list of favorite verses. It says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” While we aren’t saved by our good works, we are called to do good … Continue reading 2.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Plan For You

2.22.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Starting Over

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are seasons in our life when we start over… New houses, new neighborhoods, new jobs, new family members… “New” takes on a lot of different forms. But the most important start over experience is when we stop living for ourselves and start living for Christ. As you all know, I’m a former prodigal. I know what it is to … Continue reading 2.22.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Starting Over

2.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Soldiers

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few years ago, my husband and I went on vacation to Charleston, SC. While we were there, we visited Patriots Point and toured the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. It was moving on multiple levels, but especially because Wayne’s dad is a Vietnam veteran. One of the most powerful displays was called “The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall” and on it was … Continue reading 2.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Soldiers

1.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Kind

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s a balmy 18 degrees at my house this morning and the idea of stepping outside into the cold is enough to make me want to dive back into the warm covers of bed and tell today, “Nope. Not doing it.” I know, I know… The midwesterners of Chicago would think my weather is a heat wave compared to the … Continue reading 1.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Kind