PRAYER PROMPT ••• I really don’t like it when the weatherman’s predictions about snow come true. But unfortunately, the forecast was accurate. Everyone on Facebook has been obsessively comparing notes about the weather and what each weatherman is predicting. I think it’s natural to want to know what’s coming. Life is unpredictable, and it’s important to be flexible enough to go with the curveballs. But … Continue reading 1.17.18 Prayer Prompt: Your Forecast
PRAYER PROMPT ••• In my 43 years, I’ve given up on piano lessons, diets, book projects, and probably more things than my Instagram character limit will allow me to list. Eventually, all of us want to give up on something. Or someone. A commonality of all people is that at some point, they will say or do something that will make you want to give … Continue reading 1.16.18: Prayer Prompt: When We Want To Give Up On Others
PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I was 22, I had a job as a receptionist at a distribution center. I’d been on the job for a few weeks when I noticed a button under my desk. I pushed it several times to see what it did, and when nothing happened, I turned back to my computer. But only for a moment. Six men suddenly burst into … Continue reading 1.15.18 Prayer Prompt: A Wake-Up Call
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love to go out to eat. My hometown is a “foodie” town, so I’m pretty spoiled with a great selection of local restaurants to choose from. On the other hand, I’m a homebody who likes to cook, so I also like to invite people over for dinner. Good food isn’t just about eating; it often goes hand in hand with spending … Continue reading 1.10.18 Prayer Prompt: The Feast in Heaven
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I had to write a paper in college on the symbolism used in “The Great Gatsby.” Years later, it remains one of my favorite projects; I wish I still had a copy of it. My favorite part was the billboard for Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, and the line spoken by the character George Wilson, as he reflects on his wife, Myrtle’s infidelity. “God … Continue reading 1.6.18 Prayer Prompt: What Do You Want God To See?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Jesus said in Matthew 12:36, “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.” That should terrify all of us. I wanted to write about this today, specifically on the heels of yesterday’s post. To briefly recap, it was about sharing prayer requests that leave us vulnerable. Those requests can empower others … Continue reading 1.5.18 Prayer Prompt: Use Words Cautiously
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Brrrrrrrrrr… I come to you this morning with hot coffee and under a blanket! It’s a balmy 8 degrees at my house this morning, with an expected high of 31 (which will feel like a heat wave after I braved the cold to let my dog out this morning!) Hope all of you are staying warm! Today, I want to talk about … Continue reading 1.5.18 Prayer Prompt: Be Real