8.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Balancing Act

PRAYER PROMPT ••• It is hard to maintain a life balance.  Between church, family, friends, work, personal health, and hobbies – the juggling act is real.  My husband and I are big fans of the TV show, “The Office,” and in one episode, Michael Scott says, “I mark [memos] as Urgent A, Urgent B, Urgent C, Urgent D. Urgent A is the most important. Urgent … Continue reading 8.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Balancing Act

10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a passport?  This little book holds great potential.  It gives the authority to travel internationally and spend time in foreign countries.  But to get it – it’s not easy.  It takes time and money to obtain it.  But most find the effort worthwhile when it comes to seeing the world.  Have you ever thought about our faith with … Continue reading 10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

9.27.17 Prayer Prompt: The View of God’s Grace

PRAYER PROMPT ••• You’ve heard the saying, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.”  It means we are blinded by the obvious that’s right in front of us.  Whether from ignorance or stubborn defiance… sometimes we simply are more comfortable being blind to things because as another saying goes, “ignorance is bliss.”  This picture said so much to me.  That tiny little window must be … Continue reading 9.27.17 Prayer Prompt: The View of God’s Grace

8.12.17 Prayer Prompt: The Gracious Hand of God

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I get to heaven, and after I’ve met Jesus and hugged my Papo, the first person I want to meet is the Apostle Paul.  But recently, I think I’ve picked a close second: the prophet Ezra.  The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are both credited to Ezra and I’ve read them before. But as I read them again, I’m struck by … Continue reading 8.12.17 Prayer Prompt: The Gracious Hand of God

8.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Throw Your Good Deeds in the Fire

PRAYER PROMPT ••• My favorite verses in scripture are Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  These verses leave no ambiguity about it – nothing we do is good enough to earn a place in heaven.  We … Continue reading 8.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Throw Your Good Deeds in the Fire

7.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Filtered & Unfiltered

PRAYER PROMPT ••• From our coffee makers to our camera lenses, it seems everything is filtered.  Filtering isn’t a bad thing; by definition, it either separates or removes impurities or unwanted components.  How often are we filtering ourselves?  On one hand – we should filter our lives, but only through the filter of God’s word, working to become more like Jesus.  But what about the … Continue reading 7.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Filtered & Unfiltered

6.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Walk in Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I started these Prayer Prompts exactly three months ago, and at the time, I worried I’d run out of ideas.  Left to my own devices, this project would have petered out quite a while ago.  But early on, I stopped looking at my “inspiration list,” and turned to God for guidance.  Since He is the Author of our faith, it’s ridiculous that … Continue reading 6.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Walk in Faith