PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I once had a conversation with someone who was convinced that hell didn’t exist. I’m sure we all know people who believe that, but she was adamant that God was too loving to ever send anyone to hell—whether they believed in Him or not. I wish I’d had this conversation with her when I was a bit more developed in … Continue reading 6.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Risks
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Nine of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at SELF-CONTROL. This is one of the most challenging fruits, isn’t … Continue reading 5.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Self-Control
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We were driving home from church yesterday when my husband shouted, “Hail!” and I had to do a double-take since I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. He was checking the weather app on his phone; a storm was coming. My husband loves storms. He will stand on our back porch for hours, even in the middle of the … Continue reading 5.7.17 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Storms & Safe Harbors
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Are you trustworthy? Very few of us are going to say no to that. But friends, before we begin … have you ever read a book more than once, and find a detail you missed in earlier readings? Me too. And none more so than when I read the Holy Bible. Of course, we know that the Holy Spirit shows … Continue reading 5.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Are You Trustworthy?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have no idea who wrote the quote on today’s graphic, but it’s one of those quotes I wish I could claim. “Long before Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus, the tree was already planted to meet his need.” There is so much brilliant truth in this sentence. Just so we’re all on the same page, Zacchaeus was a vertically-challenged tax collector … Continue reading 4.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Solution Before the Need
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I want to see the Northern Lights. It’s at the very top of my bucket list. As beautiful as the pictures are, I know they must be pale in comparison of actually seeing the lights first hand. I became intrigued by the lights when I read “The Northern Lights” series, a trilogy by Lisa Tawn Bergren. She used the Northern … Continue reading 4.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Living God’s Presence
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever wondered what you’ll be doing when Jesus comes back? In Luke 12:35-59, Jesus speaks of His mission and our responsibility to be prepared. In verse 40 (NLT), Jesus said, “You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” My husband I have had this conversation before – where … Continue reading 4.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Are You Ready?