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

4.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Everlasting Joy

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Let’s talk about joy. Joy is deep and internal where happiness is on the surface, even superficial. Joy is eternal, where happiness is temporary. Happiness is based out circumstances, but joy is there even when there’s no logical reason for it be present. Joy is based on Someone bigger than ourselves. Because when we seek joy, all we really need … Continue reading 4.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Everlasting Joy

4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• About 10 years ago, I got lost driving home from Chicago. I had my son with me and we’d stopped in Louisville for dinner, and somehow, got on the wrong interstate when we got back on the road. I ended up driving two hours in the wrong direction. This was before I had a smartphone or a GPS. But I … Continue reading 4.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God Doesn’t Get Lost

4.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Solution Before the Need

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have no idea who wrote the quote on today’s graphic, but it’s one of those quotes I wish I could claim. “Long before Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus, the tree was already planted to meet his need.” There is so much brilliant truth in this sentence. Just so we’re all on the same page, Zacchaeus was a vertically-challenged tax collector … Continue reading 4.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Solution Before the Need

4.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Growing in Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My husband and I moved into our house almost three years ago, and early on, Wayne started making changes to the yard. One of the first things—he planted a Japanese Maple in front of the house. I walk by this tree every day on the way to and from my car. It’s still quite small and without leaves, it really … Continue reading 4.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Growing in Jesus

4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Doors: they close and lock to protect us. They also open up to invite family and friends. They aren’t complicated; they do what you expect them to do. In one of His seven “I Am” statements, Jesus referred to Himself as the door. In John 10:9 ESV, Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will … Continue reading 4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors