PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 3 of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Day 3–Hearing. I have some strong opinions on this sense since so many equate hearing with listening. But the sense is called hearing, so I picked a verse that uses that word… But we’ll be talking about listening too! With that said, … Continue reading 6.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hearing (A Sensory Series)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last week, I accidentally wrote a three-part series. This time, it’s on purpose. This one has been on my mind for several weeks. We’re going to spend five days on the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. But of course, we’ll talk about them from a faith-based perspective. Day 1–Sight. We have two different types of vision. The physical … Continue reading 6.17.19 PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: Sight (A Sensory Series)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I really didn’t intend to turn this into a series, but that seems to have happened. We’ve talked about forgiveness, forgetting, and today, let’s talk about repentance. It may seem I’ve gone out of order here but just as I hadn’t planned to write a series, I think this order may be exactly right. We need repentance in order to … Continue reading 6.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Repentance
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, we work very hard to convince ourselves that our wants are part of God’s will for our lives. We focus so hard on the object of our desire, and we justify it as a plan God has for us. Yet, we have a lingering unsettling in our hearts. Here’s the truth… If we feel unsettled, it’s not from God. … Continue reading 6.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Unsettled
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few months ago, I started walking a few mornings a week with a dear friend of mine. We were averaging about two miles but the majority of it—I hobbled through. Every time I went walking with her, I had a raging case of shin splints. Admittedly, my shoes were crazy old and unlike most women, I don’t like to … Continue reading 6.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Ponder the Path
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to our names, very few of us had a choice in the matter. Of course, you can legally change your name. I’ve considered it. Not that I don’t like my name. It’s fine, but I go by my middle name and it would be really nice to have it in the first place position. Anyone who uses … Continue reading 6.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What’s In a Name?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our 11 year old dog, Beth, is struggling. She’s a beautiful Labrador and my husband and I love her to pieces. Beth has issues—We rescued her when she was three and she is a complete non-conformist when it comes to standard Labrador-behavior (terrified of water, hates riding in cars, never understood the concept of “fetch,” cannot walk on a leash … Continue reading 5.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fighting Discouragement with Prayer