6.17.19 PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: Sight (A Sensory Series)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last week, I accidentally wrote a three-part series. This time, it’s on purpose. This one has been on my mind for several weeks. We’re going to spend five days on the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. But of course, we’ll talk about them from a faith-based perspective. Day 1–Sight. We have two different types of vision. The physical … Continue reading 6.17.19 PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: Sight (A Sensory Series)

6.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Father’s Day

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Y’all have heard me say this before, but whenever a holiday comes around, my inner-rebel does not want to write about it. It feels like I’m being a conformist. But as we celebrate earthly fathers today, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the ultimate father—our Heavenly Father. Psalm 103:13 says, “As a father shows compassion to his children, so … Continue reading 6.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Father’s Day

6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We all know the saying, “Open mouth, insert foot.” I’ve been there more times than I can count and often, it’s not so much “Open mouth, insert foot,” as it is, “Open mouth, insert a shoe store.” We all know what it is to have our mouths work faster than our brains. It’s completely understandable why James called the tongue … Continue reading 6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)

5.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fighting Discouragement with Prayer

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our 11 year old dog, Beth, is struggling. She’s a beautiful Labrador and my husband and I love her to pieces. Beth has issues—We rescued her when she was three and she is a complete non-conformist when it comes to standard Labrador-behavior (terrified of water, hates riding in cars, never understood the concept of “fetch,” cannot walk on a leash … Continue reading 5.29.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fighting Discouragement with Prayer

5.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Being Merciful

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Luke 6:36 says, “Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” Jesus spoke these words at the end of His admonition to love our enemies. Loving our enemies is hard to do, so we tend to follow this commandment by loving our enemies from a distance. Pray for them from a distance. But there’s something about mercy that kind … Continue reading 5.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Being Merciful

5.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: My No-Sugar Challenge

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is a miracle. This is my 7th day of no sugar. Y’all, when I say this is an accomplishment only done by the grace of God, I’m not being flippant or funny. My weight has been a yo-yo for years but the truth is, I don’t feel overweight. Until I see a picture of myself. And then I’m horrified … Continue reading 5.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: My No-Sugar Challenge

5.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Crazy Week

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In the past, I’ve shared about how I tend to be a compartmentalizer. And it’s something that I struggle with on an ongoing basis, especially when I worry about my son and my mom. I compartmentalize in other areas of my life too. And I think most of us can relate to this one: prayer time is our one-on-one time … Continue reading 5.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Crazy Week