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

12.28.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus, Take the Wheel

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• As I was reading my Bible this morning, I came across a verse that made me do a double take. In 2 Kings 9:20, when Jehu killed Joram and Ahaziah, it says, “The lookout reported, ‘He has reached them, but he isn’t coming back either. The driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi—he drives like a maniac.’” I’ve … Continue reading 12.28.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Jesus, Take the Wheel

12.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Assumptions, Stories, & The Cracker Barrel

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Happy Weekend Before Christmas! Since many will be traveling, or getting ready to travel, I’m going to share my absolute favorite road-trip game. All you need is a Cracker Barrel and your imagination. The walls of all Cracker Barrel locations are decorated with a hodgepodge of pictures and antiques. The game is to select a section of wall, and make … Continue reading 12.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Assumptions, Stories, & The Cracker Barrel

12.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Taking Refuge in the Word

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When you’re in a great mood, read the Bible. When you’re feeling sad, read the Bible. When you’re on top of the world, read the Bible. When you’re feeling lonely, read the Bible. When you’re depressed… angry… joyful… melancholy… excited… frustrated… hopeful… or any emotion on the scale of human feelings… Read the Bible. Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of … Continue reading 12.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Taking Refuge in the Word

11.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Planning

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last week, I bought a new planner for the coming year. I’m one of those people who wrestles back and forth with paper versus electronic calendars. As a computer nerd who thrives being behind a screen, everyone assumes I’m all about the computer calendar and I admit — when you need to share calendars, it’s the best option. But I’m … Continue reading 11.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Planning