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
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
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have a secret to tell you. I don’t really get excited about Mother’s Day. It’s not meant to be disrespectful against my incredible mother or anyone else, I just tend to be dismissive of anything I term a “Hallmark holiday.” It’s not personal. After all, I am a mother. I don’t get excited about Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day … Continue reading 5.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Proverbs 31 Woman
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 3:13 says, “Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding…” If you move on to chapter four, Solomon wrote, “Listen, sons, to a father’s discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,” (Proverbs 4:1). Then, in 4:5, he begins again on the importance of wisdom, “Get wisdom, get understanding; don’t forget or turn away … Continue reading 5.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Wisdom of the Ages
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I recently had a discussion on the power of social influence. I have to assume that since you’re reading this on Instagram, Facebook, or a blog—you know what a social media influencer is… But so we’re on the same page, this is a person who has a large following on social media and who consistently posts engaging content designed to … Continue reading 4.22.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Being an Influencer
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good Friday is here and with it, the question, “Why on earth do we call it good?” Certainly, when we take into account the historical details of the day, there is little good about it. Jesus was wrongly accused, mocked, beaten, and crucified. His death was an agony we can hardly stand to consider so we typically sanitize it and … Continue reading 4.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What is Good About Good Friday?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The beginning of Exodus 15 starts with a song of Moses. Verse 2 says, “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” One of the things I’ve always found so fascinating about Moses is that he grew … Continue reading 4.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Faith of Our Fathers