4.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Gift of Life

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We’ve all heard the saying, “Life is a gift,” and sometimes, we become a little dismissive of that. We expect it. And until an emergency or tragedy happens, we take for granted what goes on inside our bodies that enable us to live. Our heart beats without conscious effort on our parts. Our lungs take in oxygen while expelling carbon … Continue reading 4.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Gift of Life

3.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Authority

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever been so enraged or indignant at the words of another, you may go literally toe to toe with them to challenge them? My husband calls it “posturing up to someone.” When I read the Lord’s response to Job, I have that image in my head, though He actually spoke to Job out of a storm. In Job … Continue reading 3.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Authority

3.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knowing Who to Trust

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m still reading the book of Job right now and every time I read it, I find it to be challenging. The words of Job and his friends are, to my mind at least, very complex. I have to really pay attention and read slowly. While Job defends his innocence and questions God, his friends argue with a series of … Continue reading 3.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knowing Who to Trust

5.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sacrifice of Praise

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Friends, I am going to admit something to y’all. The only version of “A Christmas Carol” I’ve ever seen is “The Muppets Christmas Carol.” But I love it. Since that’s my only real reference point beyond the vague memories of reading the Cliffs Notes version in high school, that’s what we’re working from today. Ebenezer Scrooge (as played by Michael … Continue reading 5.21.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sacrifice of Praise

5.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Everything We Need

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• They say a picture is worth 1000 words and today, I’m going to keep this very brief. The graphic today shows the four elements of life: water, air, food, and light. I’m not proficient enough in science to have an educated discussion on this, so I’m not going to try. I wish I could claim this idea was original to … Continue reading 5.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Everything We Need

11.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Feather

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was a little girl, if I found a feather, I’d rub it against my face and arms.  Then my mother would catch me and yell at me to drop it because she was worried about germs.  The 42 year old version of me appreciates my mother’s warnings, but I still love the feel of feathers.  They represent soft and warm … Continue reading 11.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Feather