PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have always loved the movies. My favorites are the classics from the 30s and 40s. The Golden Era. I don’t watch as many movies that come out today, but I think the production process is fascinating. We’re in “Awards Season” for the Hollywood elite (there are 13 award banquets scheduled in January and February alone). Last night was the Golden Globes. … Continue reading 1.7.18 Prayer Prompt: Is Your Screenplay Up For An Award?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• The Bible I’m reading right now is a one-year Bible, and it’s broken apart by daily reading from the Old Testament, New Testament, a Psalm, and a Proverb. I started it last August, and now, I’m finally at the front of the Bible with the designated January readings. Today, two contrasts jumped out at me. First, God’s decision to flood the earth … Continue reading 1.3.18 Prayer Prompt: Can We Bring God Joy?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Pretend you’re at an animal shelter, and you see a puppy, shaking and cowering in the corner of her kennel. The worker tells you that the puppy was the only one who survived after her mother and two sibling-puppies were hit by a car. Her family is gone, and she’s alone and confused and doesn’t understand that the people at the shelter … Continue reading 12.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Showing Compassion
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Genesis 2:25 says, “Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” The age of innocence lasted for a brief moment in the big picture of humanity. When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, before they succumbed to temptation, they were innocent. By the next chapter, they were sewing fig leaves to cover themselves … Continue reading 12.19.17 Prayer Prompt: The Age of Innocence
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, I got an email from AT&T. No surprise there. They bombard me with emails. Usually, I delete them and go on my way. But this one caught my attention because of the title: “Celebrate the season with HBO for life.” I’m not looking for a good deal on HBO, but I read it because I thought it was a terrible … Continue reading 12.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Jesus is the Reason
PRAYER PROMPT ••• 76 years ago today, America was attacked. The surprise attack by the Japanese on the morning of December 7, 1941, pushed our country into World War II. I was 13 when I visited Hawaii, and our visit to Pearl Harbor was the most memorable part of the trip. (My mother is an enthusiastic student of military history, and she took great care … Continue reading 12.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Be Prepared
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Johnny Cash sang it: “I Walk the Line.” It’s a song about staying faithful to his wife while he was on the road and guarding his heart for her alone. While the song is meant to be a romantic one, some of the lyrics can be related to a faith walk. When we accept Christ as our Savior, it’s a commitment to … Continue reading 12.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Walk the Line