PRAISE PROMPT ••• Do you ever think about miracles? We use the term a lot, but do we understand it? Since Merriam Webster’s website trolls for recent uses of the term, and the first two uses were that of a makeup artists’ skill and an article on pecs from a health magazine — let’s define it so everyone’s on the same page. A miracle is … Continue reading 3.29.18 Praise Prompt: God’s Miracles
PRAISE PROMPT ••• I understand the history of Daylight Savings Time. And the extra hour of daylight is nice to have in the summer… But oh how I wish we could just leave our clocks alone. There won’t be enough coffee today. Time is one of those things we always monitor. We think it moves too slow, but then, we complain it moves too fast. … Continue reading 3.11.12 Praise Prompt: Time and Presence
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I don’t like to wait. There was a reason God put the word “timing” on my heart for this year’s focal word! Combine my impatience with my tendency to “fix it,” and there’s no doubt I cause God to facepalm Himself often. I’m bad about running ahead of Him, ready to get that prayer request answered and cross that consequence off the … Continue reading 2.21.18 Prayer Prompt: When We Want Our Rainbow
PRAYER PROMPT ••• It rained all day yesterday. It was a perfect day to stay inside and rest with a book, coffee, and vegetable soup on the stove. However, I spent much of it running in between raindrops. I tend to avoid driving in the rain because I get nervous. I drive a little on the slow side (the lead foot of my youth got … Continue reading 1.29.18 Prayer Prompt: A Reminder to Rest
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I think people who skydive are absolutely crazy. (No offense if that’s you. If I’m honest, I’m a little bit jealous, but not enough to try it.) The amount of trust these people have in fabric and rope is astounding. I’m such a control-freak that I can’t imagine surrendering to that level of abandon. But I can only imagine the view. It’s … Continue reading 1.9.18 Prayer Prompt: Confident Faith
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I had to write a paper in college on the symbolism used in “The Great Gatsby.” Years later, it remains one of my favorite projects; I wish I still had a copy of it. My favorite part was the billboard for Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, and the line spoken by the character George Wilson, as he reflects on his wife, Myrtle’s infidelity. “God … Continue reading 1.6.18 Prayer Prompt: What Do You Want God To See?
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?