7.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Getting Older

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My son stopped by yesterday and showed me a picture of himself on his phone. Except instead of my 21-year-old, he looked like he’d aged about 50 years. Later, I saw on Facebook that several people were playing with this app that ages your picture. It’s ironic. Especially when so many are doing everything they can to reverse aging and … Continue reading 7.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Getting Older

7.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Illusion of Self-Help

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• As much as I love to read, I’m not a fan of the self-help genre. I have a few self-help books on my jam-packed bookcase. They’re buried in there somewhere. Since each shelf is double-stacked with books, I don’t really know what I have. On the rare occasion when I do get a self-help book on purpose, I rarely read … Continue reading 7.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Illusion of Self-Help

7.14.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Attitude Check

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, a post on a Christian social media channel infuriated me. I immediately responded with a comment about how disappointed I was in the divisiveness of the post and unfollowed the channel. I thought about it several times yesterday, convinced that I was right and mentally planning a post today about how those who call themselves Christians need to be … Continue reading 7.14.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Attitude Check

7.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Hope of Being Known

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Since I was a little girl, the idea of a message in a bottle has intrigued me. You can look at it from so many perspectives. The castaway casting his hope of rescue into the sea… The young woman, separated from her beloved and hopeful that somehow and someway, her message will reach him… A long lost sailor who hopes … Continue reading 7.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Hope of Being Known

7.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessed To Be a Blessing

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My friend Sandra often says, “You’re blessed to be a blessing.” I love that, don’t you?! It is such a pretty way to say that God is using you to help others. And what an amazing privilege. Jesus wants us all to experience the joy of being “blessed to be a blessing.” He said, “In the same way, let your … Continue reading 7.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessed To Be a Blessing

7.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Faith of Moses’ Parents

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Hebrews 11 is known as the Faith Hall of Fame. The writer outlines how men and women of the Old Testament demonstrated faithfulness, living out Hebrews 11:1 ESV which says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” I was reading this chapter this morning and there, among the accolades for everyone from … Continue reading 7.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Faith of Moses’ Parents

7.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Isolated in the Storm

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, my friend Amy posted a video about a decommissioned lighthouse that was turned into a hotel called Frying Pan Tower. The property is located 34 miles off the North Carolina coast and is actually in international waters. The video showed what visitors experience, and said the biggest issue is the fear of being out in the middle of … Continue reading 7.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Isolated in the Storm