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

1.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Reflecting the Light of the Son

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Wherever God puts you, you have an opportunity to shine. But it’s not of our own power. The world tells us to shine our own lights, and we may be able to muster a few watts for a while. But the strongest light we can ever have is a reflection of the very Light of the world—Jesus Christ. Our signature … Continue reading 1.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Reflecting the Light of the Son

1.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Drawing Power Like a Trolley

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The book I’m currently reading has been really difficult to get through. However, I’m glad I’m sticking with it… While trying to navigate through complex sentences that are structured from a different time and culture, I have run across some great nuggets of wisdom. This morning, I read a quote from Adoniram Judson Gordon who was a preacher in the … Continue reading 1.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Drawing Power Like a Trolley

1.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Love and Obey

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Romans 2:13 says, “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” To be honest, I have avoided writing on this kind of Scripture. It gets into that whole “good works” conversation which is important… But for someone who hasn’t accepted … Continue reading 1.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Love and Obey

1.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: My 2019 Word of the Year

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Happy New Year! I am praying that all of you have a wonderful 2019 and that God will grow you in faith, wisdom, and obedience in the year to come! A few days ago, I mentioned that I’d be sharing my 2019 Word of the Year. My word this year is Forgive. This is something I struggle with. I don’t … Continue reading 1.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: My 2019 Word of the Year