PRAYER PROMPT ••• A friend called me yesterday about Facebook. She had learned about the “Top Stories” vs “Most Recent” feature and said she only saw My Grace-Full Life posts when she switched to Most Recent or went looking for it. I understand her frustration; I’ve been managing pages since 2009 and have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. (See below for tips!) However, social media … Continue reading 10.17.17 Prayer Prompt: Socializing Our Faith
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Nothing exemplifies trust more than the image of a child holding the hand of the one who cares for them. It’s an image of innocence and utter dependence. I’ve been thinking about the childlike faith Jesus spoke of in Matthew 18:3-4, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever … Continue reading 10.16.17 Prayer Prompt: Childlike Faith
PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was a teenager, there was a “brain-teaser” (not sure what else to call it) that said this: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Do you remember this? I don’t hear it as often as I did back then (pun intended), but every blue moon, the question … Continue reading 10.12.17 Prayer Prompt: Does Your Faith Make a Noise?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, my pastor spoke about living with less and he mentioned cell phone addictions. He quoted a study that said that the average person looks at his or her smartphone every 4.5 minutes. Guilty. I wish I’d added this statistic to a recent article I wrote on the three things we crave from social media. But all this ties together with a … Continue reading 10.9.17 Prayer Prompt: Likes, Loves, and Approval
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our world loves coincidence. We marvel at the unlikely series of events that bring things together in unexpected ways. But the closer I grow to Christ and the more I understand God, the more I realize – our worldly definition of “coincidence” is just wrong. God ordains circumstances. He is involved in every finite detail of our lives, even using seemingly random, … Continue reading 10.5.17 Prayer Prompt: God Ordains Coincidence
PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are some days for which there are no words. Yesterday was one of them. I learned about the Vegas shooting after I wrote the morning prayer prompt and like so many, I wondered how on earth someone could do something like that. Honestly, I’m not going to spend time today writing about the shooting, or Tom Petty’s unexpected death and the … Continue reading 10.3.17 Prayer Prompt: God Provides
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is my sixth wedding anniversary, but it feels much longer. And I promise, I say that in a good way. It just seems so crazy that we’ve been through so much in six short years! Starting out with my move to Ohio… relocating back to North Carolina four years later… trips… memories… laughter and tears… As Wayne and I have worked … Continue reading 10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center