PRAYER PROMPT ••• This weekend, I fell victim to the social media time-sucking feature that allows minutes to turn into hours, unintentionally spent watching penguins trip on ice, saving recipes we’re never going to make, or sorting through our friend’s vacation pictures. For me, it was a ten-minute article that highlighted people who went to exceptional lengths to impress others, only to be caught in … Continue reading 2.13.18 Prayer Prompt: Pride and Insecurity
PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Matthew 20:26-28, Jesus said, “But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” In … Continue reading 1.30.18 Prayer Prompt: Heart of Service
PRAYER PROMPT ••• If your view through a camera is always dark, it’s doesn’t mean the view isn’t beautiful. It means you’re looking through a camera with the cap on. Similarly, if we try to take a picture with a telephoto lens, we’re never going to capture the panoramic vista before us. When we focus on why God allows bad things to happen, we’ve either … Continue reading 1.28.18 Prayer Prompt: The Big Picture
PRAYER PROMPT ••• This weekend, a Facebook friend posted about seeing someone while she was out, but she couldn’t remember their name. She asked the unknown person to identify themselves, and when they did, she apologized for forgetting their name. I thought it was quite brave. I’ve found myself in the same situation many times. I have a terrible memory for names. I can’t even … Continue reading 1.22.18 Prayer Prompt: He Know Your Name
PRAYER PROMPT ••• As we bring one year to a close and prepare for a new one, you may be thinking about changes (resolutions) you want to make. Personally, I’m determined to send birthday cards in 2018. I am the WORST about doing this, so a few weeks ago, I set up a schedule on my Asana list that will remind me who should get … Continue reading 12.27.17 Prayer Prompt: Reading the Bible in 2018
PRAYER PROMPT ••• When you look at the condition of the world we live in, where sin runs rampant, do you ever wonder why God bothered to make us? He’s omniscient. He knew, when He created the angels, that Lucifer’s pride would dominate his personality. God knew Lucifer would challenge His authority and lead a rebellion of angels, who would ultimately be kicked out of … Continue reading 12.24.17 Prayer Prompt: Why Did God Make Us?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Three-year-olds love to ask “Why?” It’s their favorite word. It’s one thing to be asked, “Why is the sky blue?” and “Why can’t I smell purple?” and another to question our reasons and authority. (I should probably add teenagers to this generalization; they love to question parental authority.) Admit it: if you’ve ever been the victim of a toddler’s (or teenager’s) assault … Continue reading 12.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Turning Questions Into Faith