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!

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