1.19.18 Prayer Prompt: Milestones and Mercies

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is my son’s 20th birthday (or another way to look at it – my own personal Labor Day).  On the day he was born, my delivery room overlooked the hospital helicopter pad, and I had an unimpeded view of what was going on outside.  On January 19th, 1998, it was sunny; it rained, and it snowed.  All in one day.  I … Continue reading 1.19.18 Prayer Prompt: Milestones and Mercies

1.18.18 Prayer Prompt: More Jesus, Please

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The more I read the Bible, the more I want more stories about Jesus.  Verses like John 20:30 and John 21:25 make me crave more details: “The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book.” and “Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world … Continue reading 1.18.18 Prayer Prompt: More Jesus, Please

1.17.18 Prayer Prompt: Your Forecast

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

1.16.18: Prayer Prompt: When We Want To Give Up On Others

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

1.15.18 Prayer Prompt: A Wake-Up Call

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

1.14.18 Prayer Prompt: Trusting God

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The future holds many things: fear, uncertainty, and doubt, to name a few.  It also holds potential joy, but it’s not as natural for us to look at the horizon and see that possibility.  It’s easier to brace for a traumatic impact rather than run face-first into the unknown.  King David wrote in Psalm 139:16, “You saw me before I was born. … Continue reading 1.14.18 Prayer Prompt: Trusting God

1.13.18 Prayer Prompt: When We Cooperate With the Holy Spirit

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I first saw Disney’s “Inside Out,” I was amazed by the imagination of the writers who came up with it.  It’s a fun idea, isn’t it?  Others responsible for the switches and gears in our brains that help us find our joy; let us be sad; even let us be disgusted and get angry now and then.  But God designed us … Continue reading 1.13.18 Prayer Prompt: When We Cooperate With the Holy Spirit