PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good morning! As a new day dawns, it’s a chance to reflect on our faith. We apply it to the most random things in life but so many see faith in God as incomprehensible or unachievable. Even Christians’ faith goes wobbly from time to time. Yet, not a single one of us loses faith that the air we breathe will … Continue reading 2.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Faith in the Unseen
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” This is one of my favorite verses in Scripture. It was one of the first (if not THE first) essays I ever wrote when I first started faith-based writing. And sometimes, it’s good to revisit it and be reminded. The endurance of … Continue reading 1.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Isaiah 40:8 Recap
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, I read Romans 1. In this letter from the Apostle Paul to the Roman Christians, he said, “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world” (Romans 1:8). I am so fascinated by that. While I am the first to say I’m not a journalist, … Continue reading 1.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Is Your Faith Newsworthy?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When my husband and I were looking for a house a few years ago, there was one I was super-excited about. It had a lot of neat bells and whistles, including a backyard that had been modeled like an extended living room from the house. It was in the location we wanted and in our budget. It even had a … Continue reading 1.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Calling the Professional for Repairs to Our Foundation
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• How on earth has a whole year slipped by? I know I’m not the only who is saying it or thinking it, but this week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a time of reflection for me. Though I don’t make resolutions, I start thinking about where I’ve been this year and where I hope to be in the … Continue reading 12.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Closing the Door on 2018
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to descriptions of God, “a consuming fire” paints a vivid image. But God is a loving God, and the description of Him as a consuming fire is based on His perfect holiness. Several passages in Scripture refer to being tested by a refiner’s fire. 1 Peter 1:7 discusses our faith being tested by fire… 1 Corinthians 3:13 … Continue reading 12.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Purified by the Consuming Fire
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Mark 9, we read about a father who approached Jesus to heal his demon-possessed son. It starts off with the father explaining the situation and telling Jesus, “… if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” (Mark 9:22) Jesus responded, “‘If you can!’ All things are possible for one who believes.” (v23) Do you hear … Continue reading 12.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When My Unbelief Needs a Little Help