6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, when I sit down to write this post, I feel like I couldn’t choke out a coherent sentence if my life depended on it. I don’t know what to say. But the times I feel that way are generally when I’m leaning too much on me, and leaning too little on Him. When it comes to what to say, … Continue reading 6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Aretha Franklin sang about it. Rodney Dangerfield never got it. And everybody thinks they deserve it. I’m speaking of respect. Merriam-Webster has four definitions for “respect,” and they are, “relation or reference to a particular thing or situation,” “an act of giving particular attention,” “high or special regard,” and “particular, detail.” And one of our Ten Commandments is about respect … Continue reading 6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

6.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Stop and Listen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We have a dog named Sadie who, in the last couple of months, has started showing signs of doggie dementia, which I didn’t know was a real thing until a year or so ago. When Wayne and I met, he’d had Sadie for about six years, and I have to admit, Sadie and I have never grown particularly close. She … Continue reading 6.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Stop and Listen

6.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We All Get to Heaven

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• After Billy Graham died, I read a quote from him that has stuck with me. “God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” Personally, I agree with him, and hope it applies to cats as well as dogs (since I have several I miss very … Continue reading 6.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We All Get to Heaven

6.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Satan Had a Marketing Campaign…

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a coffee girl and once upon a time, I was a Starbucks girl. Because I used to frequently travel between my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC and Cincinnati, Ohio, I knew every Starbucks along the interstate. The day I finally sat down and calculated my Starbucks expenses was the day I learned to like a simple cup of plain … Continue reading 6.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Satan Had a Marketing Campaign…

6.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: His Strength

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Psalm 121 is a beautiful tribute to God’s ever-watchful presence in our lives. Verse 1-2 says, “I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” We are so self-reliant and sometimes, we forget where to credit our success and accomplishments. It’s a good thing to be … Continue reading 6.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: His Strength

6.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rumors and Gossip

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I read John 21 this morning and in the process telling Peter to care for and feed the lambs and sheep, Peter decided to question Jesus about the plans for John. Jesus replied in verse 22, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” In short, Jesus was … Continue reading 6.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rumors and Gossip