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?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• New Year is such a time of renewal. New year, new possibilities. It’s a time of hope and fresh starts, but (spoiler alert!) you’re still the same person you were on December 31st. If you have resolutions you want to embrace, go for it! I have a few of my own! We all want to make ourselves better and be better than … Continue reading 1.2.18 Prayer Prompt: The Habit of Sin
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I spend more hours looking at a screen than anything else. Anyone else? For many of us, our livelihoods are contained within monitors and hard drives. Not to mention spreadsheets and word documents. Personally, I love it. But I’m a nerd (I love spreadsheets). Technology has also changed how we have relationships. I have friends all over the country because of the … Continue reading 12.29.17 Prayer Prompt: Technology and Relationships
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 ••• There’s a word that has gone out of style in our culture. It’s been missing, in both conversation and application, for quite a few years. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone. I am speaking, of course, about “accountability.” Okay, a little tongue in cheek for first thing in the morning. But doesn’t it seem like the truth? For many, the concept of … Continue reading 11.28.17 Prayer Prompt: The Dirty Word, “Accountability”