3.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Check Your Heart

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you’re familiar with Christian comedian John Crist, you know one of his favorite phrases is “Check your heart.” While he often says it in an effort to be funny (and it works—the man cracks me up!), the jokes are walking hand-in-hand with wisdom. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” … Continue reading 3.17.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Check Your Heart

3.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knowing Who to Trust

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m still reading the book of Job right now and every time I read it, I find it to be challenging. The words of Job and his friends are, to my mind at least, very complex. I have to really pay attention and read slowly. While Job defends his innocence and questions God, his friends argue with a series of … Continue reading 3.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Knowing Who to Trust

3.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Trusting More Than a Trestle

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, as I was scrolling through images and thinking about what to write, I came across this picture. And my stomach lurched. And not just because of the snow, because y’all know how much I “love” snow (written with great disdain and sarcasm). But it’s the bridge. This kind of bridge is called a trestle and while I know … Continue reading 3.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Trusting More Than a Trestle

2.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Heavenly Guidance

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Do you ever wish you could just pick up the phone and call heaven? I think most of us would love to do exactly that. Sometimes, I just want to hear God’s voice say, “Denise, this is exactly what I want you to do… step 1… step 2… step 3…” Then I could say, “Thank you, that’s exactly what I … Continue reading 2.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Heavenly Guidance

1.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Advise of Others

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” While the first to whom we should go to for counsel is the Jesus (who is referred to as Wonderful Counselor in Isaiah 9:6), we are social people who like to talk to others. Getting another’s perspective is helpful and beneficial, especially when big decisions are on … Continue reading 1.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Advise of Others

1.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Life’s Purpose

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever heard the phrase, “Live life on purpose?” It’s one of those inspirational quotes that sound really great, and we would probably share it on Facebook. But there’s a subtle undercurrent of self-serving in the phrase. Live the life YOU want to live purposefully. However, life isn’t lived for OUR purpose. Our purpose for existence is to worship … Continue reading 1.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Life’s Purpose

12.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Friends Turned Family

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m an only child but I’ve been blessed to have many good friends. Some of whom are so close, that the term “friend” is not really appropriate. They are family. One of my very oldest and dearest friends-made-family is home from Indiana and today, I get to see her for lunch (and as you can see by my timestamp vs … Continue reading 12.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Friends Turned Family