1.5.18 Prayer Prompt: Be Real

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Brrrrrrrrrr…  I come to you this morning with hot coffee and under a blanket!  It’s a balmy 8 degrees at my house this morning, with an expected high of 31 (which will feel like a heat wave after I braved the cold to let my dog out this morning!)  Hope all of you are staying warm!  Today, I want to talk about … Continue reading 1.5.18 Prayer Prompt: Be Real

1.4.18 Prayer Prompt: God Is With Us

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, when we really need encouragement, a good friend might offer to stand with us.  Whether it’s a trip to the doctor for an uncertain diagnosis or (on the other end of the spectrum) a close friend standing up as a maid of honor or best man at a wedding — it’s comforting to know we are not alone.  In the church … Continue reading 1.4.18 Prayer Prompt: God Is With Us

12.31.17 Prayer Prompt: When Life is Unexpected 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Just as I prepared to write this morning’s Prayer Prompt, my son texted me a picture of his new car that he bought right before Christmas, but it was no longer in pristine condition.  I immediately called him to learn he hit a deer on the way to work.  He was shaken up, but thankfully, unhurt…  As I ended the call, I … Continue reading 12.31.17 Prayer Prompt: When Life is Unexpected 

12.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Turning Questions Into Faith

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

12.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Jesus is the Reason

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, I got an email from AT&T.  No surprise there.  They bombard me with emails.  Usually, I delete them and go on my way.  But this one caught my attention because of the title: “Celebrate the season with HBO for life.”  I’m not looking for a good deal on HBO, but I read it because I thought it was a terrible … Continue reading 12.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Jesus is the Reason

11.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Focused on Who Christmas is About

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Thanksgiving is over; Black Friday is behind us; it’s officially the Christmas season.  Though Hobby Lobby has had Christmas decor out since Fourth of July.  But that’s a different topic.  We have exactly 30 days as of this Prayer Prompt to get ready.  For me, it’s easy.  Our family is teeny tiny (I call it the Family Twig) and we’re not exchanging … Continue reading 11.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Focused on Who Christmas is About

11.21.17 Prayer Prompt: A Force To Be Reckoned With

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good morning, Friends!  I love it when my Bible reading takes me to a favorite verse, James 5:16b.  The ESV says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”  The NLT version says, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”  And The Message translation may be my favorite, “The prayer … Continue reading 11.21.17 Prayer Prompt: A Force To Be Reckoned With