7.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Temptations

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have a major sweet tooth, but there’s one dessert I’ll never order in a restaurant… Anything chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate just fine… I’m just not the chocolate fanatic like some people I know (you know who you are!). But if I’m going to eat chocolate, I’m kind of particular about it. I don’t care for … Continue reading 7.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Temptations

7.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Freedom We Don’t Embrace

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Happy Fourth of July! Today, Americans celebrate our declaration of freedom. Each year, we pause to reflect on the freedoms our founding fathers established. Whether you’ve read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety or not, most Americans know the infamous line, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by … Continue reading 7.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Freedom We Don’t Embrace

6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When a baby elephant is tethered to a stake, it will pull against it. However, over time, the elephant will become convinced that the rope is too strong, and it will stop trying. Even as the elephant grows in strength, the psychological hold of the rope is so great, the elephant’s mind is conditioned to believe that it’s inescapable. Isn’t … Continue reading 6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

5.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings & Perseverance

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Galatians 6:9, we are given a challenge and an encouragement all rolled into one. It says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” The part about a “harvest of blessing” jumped out at me this morning. That’s the part … Continue reading 5.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings & Perseverance

5.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruit Bowl

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• So I said it was going to be a nine-day study, but… here’s Day 10. Or a bonus day to wrap up our study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against … Continue reading 5.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruit Bowl

5.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Self-Control

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Nine of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at SELF-CONTROL. This is one of the most challenging fruits, isn’t … Continue reading 5.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Self-Control