PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Warning – we’re going all over the place today. When I was a little girl, I read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” And I love the Disney movie of the same name. But the truth is (spoiler alert!), Disney plastered a happily-ever-after ending on what is actually a pretty dark and grim fairy tale that involved bleeding feet, the … Continue reading 7.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Shaken Up
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I was 16 or 17 years old when my friend Carrie and I decided we were old enough and (BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!) sophisticated enough to go out for afternoon tea. There was a gorgeous old Victorian house that had been converted into a very charming tea shop and we were excited to try it. As I pulled my car into the gravel … Continue reading 7.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Tree Stump & A Buick
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Five years ago, in a moment born out of complete frustration, I posted this on Facebook: “We live in a world of phones, email, texting, instant messaging, fax, and of course regular postal service. We’ve got smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Yet, despite all these wonderful technologies, designed to improve our ability to communicate, we might as well be using smoke-signals.” … Continue reading 5.30.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Getting in Face-time
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday morning, I had finished up my prayer time and was getting ready for church. Within five minutes of my prayer, I got a text that brought discouragement and frustration. I have been under a spiritual attack for quite a while and I recognized this text and the timing of it for what it was. But it’s still frustrating. I … Continue reading 5.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When I’m Discouraged…
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Friends, I am going to admit something to y’all. The only version of “A Christmas Carol” I’ve ever seen is “The Muppets Christmas Carol.” But I love it. Since that’s my only real reference point beyond the vague memories of reading the Cliffs Notes version in high school, that’s what we’re working from today. Ebenezer Scrooge (as played by Michael … Continue reading 5.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sacrifice of Praise
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Seven 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 FAITHFULNESS. The Bible is God’s infallible Word to man, every … Continue reading 5.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Faithfulness
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a person who works best in silence. I love the quiet. However, I’m married to a drummer who loves to play music (whether he’s listening to it, playing along with it, or practicing with one of his bands). Most of the time, he will take his music to another room and leave me to do what I need … Continue reading 5.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What Distracts You?