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?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• For most of my life, I’ve been a collector. I don’t collect much anymore, but at various times, I’ve collected thimbles, coffee mugs, sheep, dolphins, and movie / book memorabilia. At some point in the world of collecting, it becomes more about the thrill of the hunt than the actual item acquired. Don’t get me wrong; I have things in … Continue reading 4.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Greed Beyond Money
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had someone working against you? You’re trying to row one way, and they are paddling their oars in the opposite direction. It’s frustrating. Jesus knows what that is like too. In Luke 11:23 NLT, Jesus said, “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.” As Christians, … Continue reading 4.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Working with the Lion
PRAISE PROMPT ••• A friend of mine listed some of the events going on this weekend: Easter celebrations; Easter egg hunts; start of spring break; Final Four National Championship weekend (which I think has something to do with basketball?); and April Fools Day. And for my family, we remember my grandfather, who is celebrating his seventh year in heaven today. But NOTHING matters more than … Continue reading 4.1.18 Praise Prompt: Because The Tomb is Empty…
PRAISE PROMPT ••• Yesterday, we observed Good Friday, the day Jesus was tortured, beaten, and executed for our sins. He was a sacrifice so pure and perfect, His death was the one and only ultimate payment to cover the sins of all humanity. I cannot fathom the pain Jesus suffered that day – the physical pain of being beaten or nailed to a cross. Nor … Continue reading 3.31.18 Praise Prompt: A Crown of Thorns