4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you want to get some strong opinions, or you’re just itching for an argument, then ask a Southerner their opinion on iced tea. Except for me. I’m the only Southerner who doesn’t like it (and yes, I really am a native Southerner… I have a birth certificate to prove it). But for the rest of the Southern community—the topic … Continue reading 4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

4.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Strength & Weakness of Faith

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Gymnasts have agility combined with great strength. They are trained to have tremendous focus which helps them perform amazing feats of balance and acrobatics. But within the strength, one wrong move can leave them vulnerable and weak. Our faith is the same. Look at the disciple Peter. He was the one who confidently stated to Jesus, “You are the Messiah, … Continue reading 4.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Strength & Weakness of Faith

4.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Solution Before the Need

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

4.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Greed Beyond Money

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

4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Doors: they close and lock to protect us. They also open up to invite family and friends. They aren’t complicated; they do what you expect them to do. In one of His seven “I Am” statements, Jesus referred to Himself as the door. In John 10:9 ESV, Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will … Continue reading 4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

4.1.18 Praise Prompt: Because The Tomb is Empty…

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…

3.31.18 Praise Prompt: A Crown of Thorns

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