5.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My Kitchen Aid mixer is my second favorite appliance in the kitchen, right after my coffee maker. I often use it to shred chicken… But occasionally, when I flip the switch, it goes from a nice, leisurely Sunday stroll to “Mission Control, we’re ready for lift off” faster than I can react. And that’s when I end up with chicken … Continue reading 5.24.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

5.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Cord of Three

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• One of the most popular verses for a wedding comes from Ecclesiastes 4:12b, “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” The illustration is for a husband and a wife to include God in their marriage in order to strengthen their bond. And though I’m married, I’m sensitive to those who are single since I was for a long … Continue reading 5.23.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Cord of Three

5.22.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gossip and Rumors

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The other day, we talked about that game from elementary school where you whisper something to one person, then they whisper to another, and so on. By the time the whisper gets around the room, it’s entirely different from the original statement. It’s a powerful lesson on the impact of sharing secrets, how words get misinterpreted, and the danger of … Continue reading 5.22.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Gossip and Rumors

5.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Courage Through Spiritual Attacks

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• It seems like every day, the world is doing whatever it can to beat down the Christian faith. It’s discouraging. It’s overwhelming. And yet, it’s to be expected. It’s an attack, not by people, but by the enemy. His time is drawing short. He’s a liar, a deceiver, and a discourager. His goal is to destroy humanity. And that’s what … Continue reading 5.21.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Courage Through Spiritual Attacks

5.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Word

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Writing is an art form that starts off as a solitary activity but ultimately becomes a collaborative endeavor. Whether between the writer and the editor… Or between the writer and the reader. So with that in mind, with a few exceptions (i.e., certain people), I am generally pretty laid back about my writing because I know it’s always a work … Continue reading 5.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Word

5.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Joy of Trials

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We just finished a Bible study at church based on Lysa TerKeurst’s book, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way.” In her video teaching, she uses James 1:2-3 which says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” Our class agreed with her that … Continue reading 5.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Joy of Trials

5.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Faith in the Unseen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” This verse, along with bold prayer, has a lot of power. It’s something I remind myself of often, especially when I continue to pray about a particular prayer request. It’s when we pray for God to intercede and work a miracle, that … Continue reading 5.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Faith in the Unseen