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

4.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fire at the Notre Dame

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday’s headline news was the fire at Notre Dame. The history nerd in me is beyond sad about it. I visited the Notre Dame when I was 18 and it was among my most memorable experiences in Europe. The cathedral’s magnificence and grandeur are so much more impressive in person. Already rebuilding efforts are being planned and several prominent businessmen … Continue reading 4.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fire at the Notre Dame

3.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hungry for the Word of God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning was the first time I’ve sat down with my Bible since Monday. And I have missed it! Little did I know when I went to the hospital on Monday morning, I wouldn’t go home again until Wednesday and only then, because I desperately needed a shower and fresh clothes. My sweet husband brought me a few things on … Continue reading 3.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hungry for the Word of God

3.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Prayers are Being Answered

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Prayers are being heard and answered! Please forgive the tardy update. While I’ve been posting updates on my personal Facebook page, I failed to update this one. I know from comments that some of you who may be strangers to my family have paused and prayed for my son and our family. Charlie woke up around 8 this morning and … Continue reading 3.26.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Prayers are Being Answered

3.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What Story Does Your Life Tell Others?

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’ve been a writer in my community for over 10 years. Through my writing assignments, I’ve met and written about a lot of people. One common truth I’ve learned about every person I’ve interviewed—everyone has a story. Some tell their stories easier than others. But everyone has one. As Christians, we are called to live out our faith. Matthew 5:16 … Continue reading 3.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What Story Does Your Life Tell Others?

3.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Lord is My Shepherd

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I wish Psalm 23 wasn’t synonymous with funerals. If we can forget about that affiliation for just a bit, let’s look at it from an everyday perspective. We’ll spend a few days on it and break it apart in chunks, starting with verses 1-3, which say, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down … Continue reading 3.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Lord is My Shepherd

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