5.27.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Remembering the Cost of Freedom

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I cringed at myself the other day at the bank. I finished my transaction, and as I turned to leave, I said, “Have a happy Memorial Day!” Where that came from, I do not know. I know it’s a commonplace saying, but I try not to say it because I know for many—Memorial Day represents the loss of loved ones … Continue reading 5.27.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Remembering the Cost of Freedom

5.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Cord of Three

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• One of the most popular verses for a wedding comes from Ecclesiastes 4:12b, “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” The illustration is for a husband and a wife to include God in their marriage in order to strengthen their bond. And though I’m married, I’m sensitive to those who are single since I was for a long … Continue reading 5.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Cord of Three

5.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jenny’s Prayer

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• “Forrest Gump” came out in 1994 and ranks among one of my favorite movies. Who doesn’t love Forrest, right?! And of course, 25 years later, we still quote it. In fact, I can hardly hear the words “run” or “running” without thinking, “Run, Forrest, run!” or “He was RUNNING!” (Emphasis on the second syllable and always in a Forrest Gump … Continue reading 5.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jenny’s Prayer

4.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Way, The Truth, and The Life

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are certain truths about ourselves that we know, and certain truths we know about others. For instance, I’m a chronic morning sneezer and unfortunately, I’m not one of those girls with a delicate, petite, quiet sneeze. In fact, there is nothing subtle about them and I tend to sneeze in multiples (the number varies but my mom once counted … Continue reading 4.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Way, The Truth, and The Life

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