7.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Anger Runs Amok

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Proverbs 29:11, it says, “Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.” Y’all, I wish I could say I was wise all the time. So many times I’ve wished I could learn to just shut up and take the time to process emotions before I react to them. Can any of you relate? How do you … Continue reading 7.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Anger Runs Amok

7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• At the end of every fairy tale is “The end.” And at the end of every prayer is an “Amen.” But what does it mean? Why do we say it? The word is ancient, dating back to the days of Moses when he taught the Israelites to use it to reply in agreement to the 12 curses of transgressions (Deuteronomy … Continue reading 7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I read a Psalm, I often think, “Oh, this one is my favorite.” This morning, my favorite is Psalm 139. I encourage you to read it. The first verse says, “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” The Worrier-Meets-Control-Freak in me finds great comfort in this short little verse. And Friends, God has been … Continue reading 6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

6.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Satan Had a Marketing Campaign…

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a coffee girl and once upon a time, I was a Starbucks girl. Because I used to frequently travel between my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC and Cincinnati, Ohio, I knew every Starbucks along the interstate. The day I finally sat down and calculated my Starbucks expenses was the day I learned to like a simple cup of plain … Continue reading 6.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Satan Had a Marketing Campaign…

6.5.28 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Making Eye-Contact with God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Whenever I go to one of my husband’s shows, I love to watch the eye contact between him and the other musicians. They have an unspoken language with each other and they “talk” through the music. Sometimes their eyes say, “This is so much fun,” or “Oops! I messed up there,” or “We need to adjust the volume.” I’ve learned … Continue reading 6.5.28 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Making Eye-Contact with God

5.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Our Foundation in Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, I went to a Mary Kay party. I am not an ideal candidate for Mary Kay. I wash my face with some kind of Burt’s Bees cleanser, use witch hazel astringent, and moisturize with coconut oil. I don’t know anything about makeup since I don’t wear it, and because I have a cheap and effective skincare regime, I was … Continue reading 5.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Our Foundation in Jesus

5.26.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Disappointment & Forgiveness

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s so disappointing when people disappoint us. The emotions range from anger, hurt, and a sense of betrayal. But people will always disappoint… people will disappoint us and we’ve disappointed others (and will undoubtedly do so again). One of the things I’ve done in the last couple of years is to try to shift my view point on disappointment. It’s … Continue reading 5.26.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Disappointment & Forgiveness