6.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Forgiveness

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Back in January, I shared that my word of the year was “forgive.” I confess I haven’t studied it as well as I should, but at least once a week, I do think about it. A few days ago, I was thinking of the words Jesus spoke as He hung on the cross. “Father, forgive them, for they know not … Continue reading 6.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Forgiveness

5.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Being Merciful

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Luke 6:36 says, “Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” Jesus spoke these words at the end of His admonition to love our enemies. Loving our enemies is hard to do, so we tend to follow this commandment by loving our enemies from a distance. Pray for them from a distance. But there’s something about mercy that kind … Continue reading 5.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Being Merciful

4.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hope at the Tomb

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Can you imagine that Sunday morning? Arriving at the tomb, overwhelmed with grief, and learning that your loved one was no longer there? In Luke 24:5b-6a, the angel said to the women, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” I can only guess at the complete confusion the women must have … Continue reading 4.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hope at the Tomb

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

3.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Anxious For Nothing

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We live worry-filled lives that add stress and anxiety to our every day. And Friends, I don’t mean to brag, but I can outworry just about anyone. Seriously, if worry was an Olympic sport, I’d take gold. It’s a constant struggle for many of us. The Bible repeatedly tells us not to worry, but what’s simple in theory isn’t always … Continue reading 3.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Anxious For Nothing

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