10.14.17 Prayer Prompt: The Future

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Like many, I occasionally look to the weather app on my phone to see what I can expect for the day.  But more often, I use my own judgment when I let the dogs outside.  Hot? Cold? Rainy? Humid?  I let the early morning weather set the stage for how I will dress for the day.  A week or so ago, I … Continue reading 10.14.17 Prayer Prompt: The Future

10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a passport?  This little book holds great potential.  It gives the authority to travel internationally and spend time in foreign countries.  But to get it – it’s not easy.  It takes time and money to obtain it.  But most find the effort worthwhile when it comes to seeing the world.  Have you ever thought about our faith with … Continue reading 10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a very powerful image that comes when you think of crossroads.  Which path will you choose?  Robert Frost dedicated an entire poem about the choice between two paths (“The Road Not Taken”).  And (spoiler alert!), at the end of one of my favorite movies, “Castaway,” Tom Hanks stands at a crossroads: a place where he must make a choice in which … Continue reading 10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

9.22.17 Prayer Prompt: More Precious than Jewels 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m going to say what no woman is supposed to say: I don’t like diamonds.  Yes, they are pretty, but they are rocks.  I don’t get what’s so exciting about that.  If you’re a woman and wondering what’s wrong with me – trust me.  My mother is shaking her head, wondering where she went wrong.  (She loves all things that sparkle!)  For … Continue reading 9.22.17 Prayer Prompt: More Precious than Jewels 

9.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Seek the Truth

PRAYER PROMPT ••• How important is the truth?  I’m sure you don’t like lies, but what about half-truths?  Or do you want the whole truth and nothing but the truth?  Most of us expect the whole truth, but our world seems to prefer half-truths.  And I’m not talking about “fake news.”  Our world embraces the idea that if you do good and you do nice … Continue reading 9.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Seek the Truth

9.17.17 Prayer Prompt: The Mosaic of Trust

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I envision “trust” as an emotional equivalent of “Silas Marner,” who hoarded his gold obsessively.  Let’s think of it in terms of very fragile glass coins.  We are born with these fragile glass coins and initially, we freely give them to others to hold.  Then, we find that too many of our coins have been broken.  Maybe someone accidentally dropped one… or … Continue reading 9.17.17 Prayer Prompt: The Mosaic of Trust

8.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Just a Little Patience

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s two schools of thought on patience.  There are those who never pray for it because they know God will put them in situations to test it.  Then, there’s the prayer, “Lord, please give me patience. But don’t give me strength because if you do, I’ll need bail money too.”  Patience is one of those things we all know to be virtuous.  … Continue reading 8.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Just a Little Patience