6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My great-uncle died last night. A painfully shy, lifelong bachelor, my uncle wasn’t supposed to live past his 20th birthday. He had a severe case of scoliosis which wasn’t as treatable in his youth. But he died last night, a man in his late 80s. My husband summed him up best — he was a gentle man. And he will … Continue reading 6.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gifts and Service

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

5.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When I’m Discouraged…

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday morning, I had finished up my prayer time and was getting ready for church. Within five minutes of my prayer, I got a text that brought discouragement and frustration. I have been under a spiritual attack for quite a while and I recognized this text and the timing of it for what it was. But it’s still frustrating. I … Continue reading 5.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When I’m Discouraged…

5.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus With Us

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Every morning, as I sit down to write My Grace-Full Life, I pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and that God will be glorified. But tucked away in the back of my mind, I keep wondering, “How long will I have this assignment?” In moments of doubt, when I’m more dependent on myself than I am on Jesus, I know … Continue reading 5.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus With Us

4.30.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Reason To Be Excited About Monday

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Mondays have such a bad reputation. And it’s not that there’s anything bad about Monday, but it’s more of a guilt-by-association kind of thing. The weekend is over and “playtime” is over. But when we think about our weekends, are they really relaxing? Housework, yard work, soccer games, grocery shopping, laundry, entertaining, catching up on all we need to do. … Continue reading 4.30.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Reason To Be Excited About Monday

4.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Having the Courage to Be a Child of God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A couple of days ago, I wrote about the California law on the table that would ban Christian pastors and counselors can say or what books they can share. This week, I’ve seen example after example of how the Christian faith has a big ‘ole bullseye target on it. The latest was a prom picture of students praying together before … Continue reading 4.27.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Having the Courage to Be a Child of God