7.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Pride

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a reason that pride is called the root of all sin. Let’s go through the 10 Commandments as an example (Exodus 20:1-17 ESV). 1) “You shall have no other gods before me.” Pride states that we can determine the worth of something else as more important than the One who made us. 2) “You shall not take the name … Continue reading 7.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Pride

6.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Temptation Goes By the Name “Duck Donut”

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• On May 7th, I started a no-sugar fast and last night, I broke it. And today, I’m disgusted with myself. Here’s what happened… Some friends from church invited us to an outdoor music/food truck festival. I didn’t plan to eat at the event though I knew everyone else was going to. But before they picked us up, I was working … Continue reading 6.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Temptation Goes By the Name “Duck Donut”

6.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Broken Spirit

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• “The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. You will not despise a broken and humbled heart, God” (Psalm 51:17). This is a powerful verse. And I’m going to use an analogy for which I have zero frame of reference: horses. I’ve never ridden a horse. They are pretty, but horses have free will and they don’t come with … Continue reading 6.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Broken Spirit

6.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hearing (A Sensory Series)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 3 of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Day 3–Hearing. I have some strong opinions on this sense since so many equate hearing with listening. But the sense is called hearing, so I picked a verse that uses that word… But we’ll be talking about listening too! With that said, … Continue reading 6.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hearing (A Sensory Series)

6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We all know the saying, “Open mouth, insert foot.” I’ve been there more times than I can count and often, it’s not so much “Open mouth, insert foot,” as it is, “Open mouth, insert a shoe store.” We all know what it is to have our mouths work faster than our brains. It’s completely understandable why James called the tongue … Continue reading 6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

5.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Wisdom From God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• James 3:13 says, “Who among you is wise and understanding? By his good conduct he should show that his works are done in the gentleness that comes from wisdom.” This section of chapter 3 is based on wisdom and jumping down to verse 17, it says, “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of … Continue reading 5.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Wisdom From God

5.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fighting Discouragement with Prayer

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our 11 year old dog, Beth, is struggling. She’s a beautiful Labrador and my husband and I love her to pieces. Beth has issues—We rescued her when she was three and she is a complete non-conformist when it comes to standard Labrador-behavior (terrified of water, hates riding in cars, never understood the concept of “fetch,” cannot walk on a leash … Continue reading 5.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fighting Discouragement with Prayer