4.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Why Hopelessness Should Never Be Trusted

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Some days are just depressing. Whether it’s the weather with a dreary, grey overcast sky, or just a day when we’re struggling with emotions… There are days when things just feel hopeless. But hopelessness should never be trusted. It’s a liar. Let’s take a look at the worst Saturday in the history of the world. It was the day after … Continue reading 4.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Why Hopelessness Should Never Be Trusted

4.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Maundy Thursday

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is a remembrance of The Last Supper and the command that Jesus gave mere hours before His arrest. In fact, the word “Maundy” is a derivative of the Latin word for “command.” Two commands were given at the Last Supper. The first, we are very familiar with… It’s the basis of communion. Jesus broke … Continue reading 4.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Maundy Thursday

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

4.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Jesus Prayed For You

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In John 17:20, Jesus said a prayer for you. He said, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” If you have believed in Jesus—this is you. Isn’t that amazing?!?! This prayer emphasizes that we are in this world, but we aren’t a part of it (verse … Continue reading 4.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Jesus Prayed For You

3.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Lord is My Shepherd

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I wish Psalm 23 wasn’t synonymous with funerals. If we can forget about that affiliation for just a bit, let’s look at it from an everyday perspective. We’ll spend a few days on it and break it apart in chunks, starting with verses 1-3, which say, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down … Continue reading 3.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Lord is My Shepherd

3.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Preparing A Place

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My husband and I are adopting two new kittens this weekend. We have two older cats (15 and 9 years, respectively), and you may remember that our cat Henry died in January. The plan was to adopt only one, but after meeting the kitten and his brother, we decided it would be nice for the new kitten to have a … Continue reading 3.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Preparing A Place

2.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Soldiers

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few years ago, my husband and I went on vacation to Charleston, SC. While we were there, we visited Patriots Point and toured the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. It was moving on multiple levels, but especially because Wayne’s dad is a Vietnam veteran. One of the most powerful displays was called “The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall” and on it was … Continue reading 2.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons From Soldiers