7.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Temptations

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have a major sweet tooth, but there’s one dessert I’ll never order in a restaurant… Anything chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate just fine… I’m just not the chocolate fanatic like some people I know (you know who you are!). But if I’m going to eat chocolate, I’m kind of particular about it. I don’t care for … Continue reading 7.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Temptations

7.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Anger Runs Amok

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Proverbs 29:11, it says, “Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.” Y’all, I wish I could say I was wise all the time. So many times I’ve wished I could learn to just shut up and take the time to process emotions before I react to them. Can any of you relate? How do you … Continue reading 7.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Anger Runs Amok

7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The Apostle Paul was arrested several times during his ministry and in Acts 24, we find him standing trial, accused of inciting riots among the Jews. A lawyer named Tertullus gave the accusation in verses 2-8. Then, Governor Felix heard Paul’s side of things. In verses 22-23, Felix basically put the trial on continuance and ordered Paul back to jail. … Continue reading 7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

6.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Using Your Smartphone to Draw Closer to God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a meme that’s making the social media circuit right now that’s quite powerful. It’s titled, “What If We Treat Our Bibles the Way We Treat Our Cell Phones?” Then it lists five thought-provoking questions: what if we carried it everywhere? what if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it what if we checked it for … Continue reading 6.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Using Your Smartphone to Draw Closer to God

6.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rumors and Gossip

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I read John 21 this morning and in the process telling Peter to care for and feed the lambs and sheep, Peter decided to question Jesus about the plans for John. Jesus replied in verse 22, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” In short, Jesus was … Continue reading 6.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rumors and Gossip

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…

5.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Patience

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Four 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 PATIENCE. Ah, patience. What we want from everyone else, but … Continue reading 5.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Patience