6.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Risks

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

5.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In 1 Samuel, the Bible tells of the Israelites war with the Palestinians, and the Palestinians capture of the Ark of the Covenant. In a tale that rivals the adventures of Indiana Jones, the Ark was passed from Palestinian city to Palestinian city before being sent back to the Israelites with gold tumors and gold rats as gifts of apology. … Continue reading 5.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

5.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Experience God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was a teenager, I almost touched a dolphin. We were at Sea World and after a show, we walked up to the tank where the dolphins were swimming. The trainer was answering the questions of others, but I wasn’t listening. I was watching one particular dolphin who was swimming close to me. The dolphin raised its head out … Continue reading 5.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Experience God

3.6.18 Prayer Prompt: Jesus Taught

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Mark 12:38 NLT says, “Jesus also taught: ‘Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces.’” This is a very important verse because it warns us against those who are all about prestige, rather than sincerity. This passage also segues into Jesus’ warning against false … Continue reading 3.6.18 Prayer Prompt: Jesus Taught

3.3.18 Prayer Prompt: Helping Others

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The “Keep North Carolina Clean and Green” campaign was heavily marketed when I was a kid and they should be proud of a job well-done. Litter is among my biggest pet peeves. But yesterday, we had crazy high winds. As I left for work, I picked up our recycle bin and the neighbor’s bins that had blown over. But not before I’d … Continue reading 3.3.18 Prayer Prompt: Helping Others

2.28.18 Prayer Prompt: Time with Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Each night, I set six alarms to go off at various intervals between 5:10 and 5:45 AM, with all the snoozes in between. Getting up this early doesn’t come naturally for me, but through the encouragement of my alarm clock(s) and my groggy husband shaking my shoulder to please-get-up-and-turn-off-the-alarms, I’m usually up by 5:30/5:45ish. But most of all, my encouragement to get … Continue reading 2.28.18 Prayer Prompt: Time with Jesus

2.27.18 Prayer Prompt: A Clear Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love my eye doctor. She’s amazing with a fun, down-to-earth personality. Plus, she helps me see which is huge. Since I turned 40, my eyes have gone a little haywire. They can’t decide exactly what they want to do, so on a few occasions, I’ve had to make in-between-appointments with her. I know when I call her, she’s going to fix … Continue reading 2.27.18 Prayer Prompt: A Clear Faith