5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Reading the Bible is a key way we listen to God. The Word is alive and well. It may be ancient text but the words and lessons and truths are still very applicable to our lives. In Deuteronomy 8:3b NLT, Moses wrote, “…people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth … Continue reading 5.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Listening to God

5.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fruits of the Spirit — Joy

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Two 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 JOY. I love the word “joy.” It’s a happy word, … Continue reading 5.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fruits of the Spirit — Joy

5.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Experience God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was a teenager, I almost touched a dolphin. We were at Sea World and after a show, we walked up to the tank where the dolphins were swimming. The trainer was answering the questions of others, but I wasn’t listening. I was watching one particular dolphin who was swimming close to me. The dolphin raised its head out … Continue reading 5.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Experience God

4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• About 10 years ago, I got lost driving home from Chicago. I had my son with me and we’d stopped in Louisville for dinner, and somehow, got on the wrong interstate when we got back on the road. I ended up driving two hours in the wrong direction. This was before I had a smartphone or a GPS. But I … Continue reading 4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

4.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Always the Same

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Facebook has been having a field day with weather memes. The one I saw yesterday said we were in a new season called “Sprinter,”—winter in spring. The inconsistent weather is creating some challenges. Beyond the problems of trying to get dressed in the mornings, my husband’s plants are confused. He’s been dragging them in and out of the house for … Continue reading 4.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Always the Same

4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Doors: they close and lock to protect us. They also open up to invite family and friends. They aren’t complicated; they do what you expect them to do. In one of His seven “I Am” statements, Jesus referred to Himself as the door. In John 10:9 ESV, Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will … Continue reading 4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

4.2.18 Praise Prompt: Understanding God

PRAISE PROMPT ••• One of my favorite scenes from any movie is the “stand on the desk and look around” scene from “Dead Poets Society.” I love Mr. Keating’s challenge to look at things from a different perspective. When it comes to looking at God, we have tendency to look at Him through the filters of our own design. It takes a great deal of … Continue reading 4.2.18 Praise Prompt: Understanding God