6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When a baby elephant is tethered to a stake, it will pull against it. However, over time, the elephant will become convinced that the rope is too strong, and it will stop trying. Even as the elephant grows in strength, the psychological hold of the rope is so great, the elephant’s mind is conditioned to believe that it’s inescapable. Isn’t … Continue reading 6.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Freedom & the Power of Belief

6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Aretha Franklin sang about it. Rodney Dangerfield never got it. And everybody thinks they deserve it. I’m speaking of respect. Merriam-Webster has four definitions for “respect,” and they are, “relation or reference to a particular thing or situation,” “an act of giving particular attention,” “high or special regard,” and “particular, detail.” And one of our Ten Commandments is about respect … Continue reading 6.14.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Biblical Look at Respect

6.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Legendary Obedience

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When Paul (formerly Saul) had his life-changing moment on the Road to Damascus, the world changed. His extraordinary conversion to Christianity and willingness to be used by God has had a tremendous impact on Christian history that continues today. The Holy Spirit used him in powerful ways including authorship of 13 books in the New Testament, possibly 14 if you … Continue reading 6.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Legendary Obedience

6.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Contents We Carry

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Some women are all about the shoes. But I am all about the purses. I absolutely love handbags and up until about a year ago, I switched purses almost daily and could easily carry a different bag every day for three months. I’ve downsized a lot, but at one time, I had an entire closet dedicated to my purses. And … Continue reading 6.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Contents We Carry

6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love this verse: “I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” (Hosea 2:15a NLT). Don’t those words paint such a visual in your mind? “I will…transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” Hosea is a book of redemption. Despite all the ways Israel betrayed God and … Continue reading 6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

6.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Impossible Possibilties

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a meme that circulates that says “(im)possible” and it attempts to redefine the word from “not possible” to “I’m possible.” It’s a great concept for empowerment and belief in oneself. While the theory is good, and I’m all about the benefits of thinking positive (Philippians 4:8) and believing in hopes and dreams… The truth is that without God, there … Continue reading 6.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Impossible Possibilties

5.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings & Perseverance

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Galatians 6:9, we are given a challenge and an encouragement all rolled into one. It says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” The part about a “harvest of blessing” jumped out at me this morning. That’s the part … Continue reading 5.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings & Perseverance