4.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Pencil

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am never very far from a pencil. Pencils (and tubes of Burt’s Bees lip balm) are stuffed in every crevice of my life: my purse; my car; my nightstand; my kitchen; the living room; the basement; and my desk drawers are bursting at the seams with pencils. I may have a hard time finding a pen when the need … Continue reading 4.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Pencil

4.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Solution Before the Need

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have no idea who wrote the quote on today’s graphic, but it’s one of those quotes I wish I could claim. “Long before Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus, the tree was already planted to meet his need.” There is so much brilliant truth in this sentence. Just so we’re all on the same page, Zacchaeus was a vertically-challenged tax collector … Continue reading 4.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Solution Before the Need

4.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Growing in Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My husband and I moved into our house almost three years ago, and early on, Wayne started making changes to the yard. One of the first things—he planted a Japanese Maple in front of the house. I walk by this tree every day on the way to and from my car. It’s still quite small and without leaves, it really … Continue reading 4.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Growing in Jesus

2.15.18 Prayer Prompt: Lesson From a Lighthouse 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m not going to write about yesterday’s school shooting.  My position hasn’t changed since the last time there was an incomprehensible shooting: we have a serious heart problem in America and we need to return to God.  Please pray though, not only for the victims but for the shooter too.  So many lives affected and for what?  It’s further proof that Satan … Continue reading 2.15.18 Prayer Prompt: Lesson From a Lighthouse 

1.13.18 Prayer Prompt: When We Cooperate With the Holy Spirit

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I first saw Disney’s “Inside Out,” I was amazed by the imagination of the writers who came up with it.  It’s a fun idea, isn’t it?  Others responsible for the switches and gears in our brains that help us find our joy; let us be sad; even let us be disgusted and get angry now and then.  But God designed us … Continue reading 1.13.18 Prayer Prompt: When We Cooperate With the Holy Spirit

11.11.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Christ

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m trying to raise a little succulent on my desk at work and have managed to keep it alive for almost seven weeks!  A record because I’m one of those people who can kill a silk plant.  My husband, on the other hand, is very good with plants.  A few years ago, I was horrified to come home and see he’d pruned … Continue reading 11.11.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Christ

10.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Sin On Repeat

PRAYER PROMPT ••• After nine years as a writer for my community magazines, I’m used to getting confused about dates.  I write about Christmas during Halloween; Valentine’s Day during Christmas; Back to School during Fourth of July.  I tend to think a few months ahead and often have to remember which month it actually is.  However, it seems I just went through the opposite issue.  … Continue reading 10.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Sin On Repeat