3.29.18 Praise Prompt: God’s Miracles

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Do you ever think about miracles? We use the term a lot, but do we understand it? Since Merriam Webster’s website trolls for recent uses of the term, and the first two uses were that of a makeup artists’ skill and an article on pecs from a health magazine — let’s define it so everyone’s on the same page. A miracle is … Continue reading 3.29.18 Praise Prompt: God’s Miracles

3.13.18 Praise Prompt: The Words in Scripture

PRAISE PROMPT ••• When it comes to Bible verses that bring comfort, Romans 8:28 has to be at the top of the list. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” It’s a verse that is often quoted when we don’t know what to say. It … Continue reading 3.13.18 Praise Prompt: The Words in Scripture

2.19.18 Prayer Prompt: When Prayer Takes Us To Our Needs

PRAYER PROMPT ••• We had a speaker at church yesterday who preached a dynamic sermon on getting back to basics.  He used Romans 12:12 as a primary point (“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.”)  I was writing sermon notes as he talked and when he got to the part about praying, he spoke of going to our knees.  … Continue reading 2.19.18 Prayer Prompt: When Prayer Takes Us To Our Needs

2.16.18 Prayer Prompt: Trust Without a Flight Plan

PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you’re a regular reader, you know one of my major flaws.  I am a control freak.  Because of my need to feel in control, I have a terrible fear of flying.  Seriously, it takes A LOT to get me on a plane.  Everything from a pre-flight fear of flying video; a bottle of Valium in case the plane starts to go … Continue reading 2.16.18 Prayer Prompt: Trust Without a Flight Plan

2.15.18 Prayer Prompt: Lesson From a Lighthouse 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m not going to write about yesterday’s school shooting.  My position hasn’t changed since the last time there was an incomprehensible shooting: we have a serious heart problem in America and we need to return to God.  Please pray though, not only for the victims but for the shooter too.  So many lives affected and for what?  It’s further proof that Satan … Continue reading 2.15.18 Prayer Prompt: Lesson From a Lighthouse 

1.17.18 Prayer Prompt: Your Forecast

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I really don’t like it when the weatherman’s predictions about snow come true.  But unfortunately, the forecast was accurate.  Everyone on Facebook has been obsessively comparing notes about the weather and what each weatherman is predicting.  I think it’s natural to want to know what’s coming.  Life is unpredictable, and it’s important to be flexible enough to go with the curveballs.  But … Continue reading 1.17.18 Prayer Prompt: Your Forecast

1.14.18 Prayer Prompt: Trusting God

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The future holds many things: fear, uncertainty, and doubt, to name a few.  It also holds potential joy, but it’s not as natural for us to look at the horizon and see that possibility.  It’s easier to brace for a traumatic impact rather than run face-first into the unknown.  King David wrote in Psalm 139:16, “You saw me before I was born. … Continue reading 1.14.18 Prayer Prompt: Trusting God