7.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus’ Promise

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• What did you think of today’s supporting graphic? Of all the MGFL graphics I’ve designed, this one may have the most powerful message and I’m grateful to the Holy Spirit for the inspiration. I know you’re thinking, “Denise, go drink another cup of coffee; you clearly aren’t awake yet.” I’ll go for another cup of coffee, but I’m wide awake. … Continue reading 7.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus’ Promise

7.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fears

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• So… the annual apocalypse is over. At least in my dog’s mind. My dog Beth spends every Fourth of July in sheer terror. It’s the worst holiday of the year at our house. We can’t leave her when she’s scared because we worry she’ll get destructive in her panic. We can’t have people over because we can’t entertain while dealing … Continue reading 7.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fears

7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• At the end of every fairy tale is “The end.” And at the end of every prayer is an “Amen.” But what does it mean? Why do we say it? The word is ancient, dating back to the days of Moses when he taught the Israelites to use it to reply in agreement to the 12 curses of transgressions (Deuteronomy … Continue reading 7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I read a Psalm, I often think, “Oh, this one is my favorite.” This morning, my favorite is Psalm 139. I encourage you to read it. The first verse says, “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.” The Worrier-Meets-Control-Freak in me finds great comfort in this short little verse. And Friends, God has been … Continue reading 6.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Worry & Control

6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, when I sit down to write this post, I feel like I couldn’t choke out a coherent sentence if my life depended on it. I don’t know what to say. But the times I feel that way are generally when I’m leaning too much on me, and leaning too little on Him. When it comes to what to say, … Continue reading 6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

6.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Stop and Listen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We have a dog named Sadie who, in the last couple of months, has started showing signs of doggie dementia, which I didn’t know was a real thing until a year or so ago. When Wayne and I met, he’d had Sadie for about six years, and I have to admit, Sadie and I have never grown particularly close. She … Continue reading 6.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Stop and Listen

5.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When I’m Discouraged…

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…