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

11.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Shiny Object Syndrome

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, I can be prone to “shiny object syndrome,” and get distracted. It’s a prevalent condition in children and anyone who is sitting in a meeting right before their boss asks them a question. And it often happens when we’re in church. If you have given your life to Jesus, you are the enemy of Satan and he will do … Continue reading 11.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Shiny Object Syndrome

10.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Wealth

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 10:4 says, “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” When you read the verse, your first thought is likely about rich vs. poor; lazy vs. hard-working; or substandard work vs. a great work-ethic. But this verse has far more to say. As Christians, part of our responsibility is to diligently seek out God’s … Continue reading 10.31.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Wealth

10.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Iron Sharpens Iron

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today, as you pray, thank the Lord for the people in your life who encourage you in your faith, pray for you, and offer you godly counsel as you grow. If you need more godly influence, pray the Holy Spirit will bring people into your life who will be good examples of faith in action. Continue reading 10.2.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Iron Sharpens Iron