10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a very powerful image that comes when you think of crossroads.  Which path will you choose?  Robert Frost dedicated an entire poem about the choice between two paths (“The Road Not Taken”).  And (spoiler alert!), at the end of one of my favorite movies, “Castaway,” Tom Hanks stands at a crossroads: a place where he must make a choice in which … Continue reading 10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

8.27.17 Prayer Prompt: The Danger of a Bitter Heart

 PRAYER PROMPT ••• One of my favorite stories is “The Phantom of the Opera.”  Spoiler Alert: I think Christine should have chosen The Phantom, rather than Raoul.  But that’s my sentimental heart, wishing our heroine had picked the one who needed to be rescued from a lifetime of hurt.  The Phantom is a perfect illustration of a bitter heart and how it can destroy us.  … Continue reading 8.27.17 Prayer Prompt: The Danger of a Bitter Heart

8.25.17 Prayer Prompt: There’s Change, Then There’s Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, my son came over to visit me.  He’s just returned from a trip to Brooklyn and I haven’t seen him in over a week.  As he sat on the couch and showed me pictures from his vacation, he leaned his head on my shoulder.  No small feat since I’m 5’4 and he’s over 6’…  But he was sprawled across the … Continue reading 8.25.17 Prayer Prompt: There’s Change, Then There’s Jesus

8.11.17 Prayer Prompt: YOLO

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Is YOLO still a thing??  I’m not always up to date on what’s trendy, so I’m not sure.  I haven’t heard the shortened phrase for “You only live once,” in a while but it came to mind when I was reading the Bible this morning.  Trendy phrase or not – it’s an attitude I know is prevalent in our society.  So let’s … Continue reading 8.11.17 Prayer Prompt: YOLO

7.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you’re even vaguely familiar with the Bible, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “faith of a mustard seed.”  The phrase is almost synonymous with “move a mountain,” but that’s not the only mustard seed comparison Jesus made.  In Matthew 13:31-32, He shared about the planting and growth of a mustard seed.  Why a mustard seed?  When Jesus told this parable, He used … Continue reading 7.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Faith

6.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Sempervivum 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Several years ago, I did some work for a couple of women who named their business Sempervivum.  They explained to me that the name meant “always living” and it was one of those things that stuck with me.  Sempervivum are succulent plants and are noted for their heartiness and ability to retain water.  They can live under the best and worst conditions.  … Continue reading 6.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Sempervivum 

6.14.17 Prayer Prompt: Praying for Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Ever since I began my walk with God, three words have repeatedly defined my faith-journey: Grace. Prayer. Faith.  God’s endless and abundant grace overwhelms me.  Our ability to communicate with Him through prayer is a gift not to be taken for granted.  And faith is the belief that with God, anything is possible.  This morning, I woke up with faith on my … Continue reading 6.14.17 Prayer Prompt: Praying for Faith