7.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Glimpse at God’s Blueprint

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had one of those days where you can just see God’s hand moving? Yesterday was one of them. In those moments, God lines things up in a way that is so undeniable… So perfectly orchestrated… So extraordinarily detailed… There is no room for doubt about Who is at work. While God didn’t roll out the blueprints for … Continue reading 7.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Glimpse at God’s Blueprint

6.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Discouragement and Languishing Souls

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Feeling discouragement can wreak havoc on the body. It can overwhelm you and leave you exhausted… Mentally, physically, and even spiritually drained. It’s through seasons of discouragement that we have to remember Who is in charge. Hundreds of years before Jesus offered to carry our heavy loads (Matthew 11:28-30), the Lord said in Jeremiah 31:25, “For I will satisfy the … Continue reading 6.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Discouragement and Languishing Souls

6.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Road to Nowhere

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Bryson City, NC, there’s a stretch of road known as “The Road to Nowhere.” Technically, the road is called Lakeview Drive and it was meant to be a 30-mile stretch of road that led through the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. But the project ended at six miles. It’s an interesting bit of history to look up if you … Continue reading 6.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Road to Nowhere

6.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Your Voice, Your Prayers

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In the writing world, there’s a lot of discussion about finding your voice. It’s a crazy-important topic because though all writers use the same word bank, no two writers use it exactly alike. But writers are so self-critical. Heaven knows I am. I almost never re-read my own writing because I go into full-scale edit mode and will tear it … Continue reading 6.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Your Voice, Your Prayers

6.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Contents We Carry

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Some women are all about the shoes. But I am all about the purses. I absolutely love handbags and up until about a year ago, I switched purses almost daily and could easily carry a different bag every day for three months. I’ve downsized a lot, but at one time, I had an entire closet dedicated to my purses. And … Continue reading 6.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Contents We Carry

6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love this verse: “I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” (Hosea 2:15a NLT). Don’t those words paint such a visual in your mind? “I will…transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” Hosea is a book of redemption. Despite all the ways Israel betrayed God and … Continue reading 6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

5.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Need Son-Shine!

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday was rainy and kind of dreary… A stay-at-home-and-in-my-pajamas kind of day. Don’t get me wrong, I was productive. I wrote four articles and did some volunteer work! I even helped my husband install a new soap dispenser on our kitchen sink. But this morning is another dreary day. And I can’t spend another day in my pajamas (they tend … Continue reading 5.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Need Son-Shine!