4.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praying Through Frustration

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 15:1 says, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Sigh. So much easier said than done. When you get angry and frustrated with someone, do you find that it has a negative impact on your prayer life? When I’m in that situation, it’s incredibly challenging to pray. My heart wants to, and I … Continue reading 4.11.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praying Through Frustration

4.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Proverbs 11:25 says, “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Isn’t that a beautiful bit of wisdom? What blessings are you bringing to others? Are you willing to give of yourself and share what you have in order to bless another person’s life? The wisdom of this proverb tells us that when we … Continue reading 4.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Blessings

4.2.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Comfortable Verses

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love denim. I joke around that one of the major benefits of being self-employed is the ability to wear blue jeans most days of the week. My love for denim has even translated to my furniture and I have a denim couch. In fact, it’s my second denim couch. Denim is comfortable. Even when it’s new, it feels familiar. … Continue reading 4.2.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Comfortable Verses

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