PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a reason that pride is called the root of all sin. Let’s go through the 10 Commandments as an example (Exodus 20:1-17 ESV). 1) “You shall have no other gods before me.” Pride states that we can determine the worth of something else as more important than the One who made us. 2) “You shall not take the name … Continue reading 7.18.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Pride
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
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a klutz. My feet can literally trip on air. I once tripped on some air while carrying a sheet cake in a moment could have come straight from an episode of “I Love Lucy.” I tripped at a Mexican restaurant and landed about eight feet from where my trip originated as a restaurant full of horrified diners paused … Continue reading 7.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Klutz on a Path
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 4 of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Day 4–Taste. This is my favorite sense, as evidenced by the size of my thighs. Our verse is Psalm 34:8 which says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” How on … Continue reading 6.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Taste (A Sensory Series)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few months ago, I started walking a few mornings a week with a dear friend of mine. We were averaging about two miles but the majority of it—I hobbled through. Every time I went walking with her, I had a raging case of shin splints. Admittedly, my shoes were crazy old and unlike most women, I don’t like to … Continue reading 6.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Ponder the Path
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When it comes to our names, very few of us had a choice in the matter. Of course, you can legally change your name. I’ve considered it. Not that I don’t like my name. It’s fine, but I go by my middle name and it would be really nice to have it in the first place position. Anyone who uses … Continue reading 6.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What’s In a Name?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We all know the saying, “Open mouth, insert foot.” I’ve been there more times than I can count and often, it’s not so much “Open mouth, insert foot,” as it is, “Open mouth, insert a shoe store.” We all know what it is to have our mouths work faster than our brains. It’s completely understandable why James called the tongue … Continue reading 6.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Speak Up (But Pray First)