7.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Being still is such a challenge, isn’t it? From the time we’re toddlers and our parents asked if we had ants in our pants… To the teenage years when sitting still was laughable (who sits still when they have car keys and a shiny new license?!). Then we become functional adults with all kinds of responsibilities piled on. Sitting still … Continue reading 7.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

7.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Joy Comes with the Morning

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Summer has not been particularly fun at the Heidel house. Since mid-June, my husband and I have had two deaths in our families, my mom has been out of town helping my grandmother settle her brother’s estate, we’ve had her sweet-but-way-more-energetic-than-we’re-used-to dog visiting us, and last night, we had to put our own 16-year old dog to sleep. Add some … Continue reading 7.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Joy Comes with the Morning

7.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Ongoing Reflection of God’s Timing

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In all the universe, I cannot fathom a more beautifully perfect sight than the Northern Lights. I’ve never seen them in person, but I’m fascinated by them. I think they must be the most beautiful reflection of God’s creative genius. Seeing them in person is at the top of my travel dream-list. Someday… That’s not really the point of today’s … Continue reading 7.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Ongoing Reflection of God’s Timing

7.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Freedom We Don’t Embrace

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Happy Fourth of July! Today, Americans celebrate our declaration of freedom. Each year, we pause to reflect on the freedoms our founding fathers established. Whether you’ve read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety or not, most Americans know the infamous line, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by … Continue reading 7.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Freedom We Don’t Embrace

7.1.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Relaxation

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My mother wants to go to a dude ranch. I’ve never understood why, but my guess is she’s hoping to run into Sam Elliott. The point of a dude ranch is to get away. A chance to unwind and destress. To return to a more laidback way of life and escape the worries of everyday life. Sometimes, we need a … Continue reading 7.1.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Relaxation

6.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Discouragement and Languishing Souls

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Feeling discouragement can wreak havoc on the body. It can overwhelm you and leave you exhausted… Mentally, physically, and even spiritually drained. It’s through seasons of discouragement that we have to remember Who is in charge. Hundreds of years before Jesus offered to carry our heavy loads (Matthew 11:28-30), the Lord said in Jeremiah 31:25, “For I will satisfy the … Continue reading 6.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Discouragement and Languishing Souls

6.28.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Clinging to God

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I was driving home last night and listening to Joy FM. I don’t usually listen to music when I’m driving, but I wanted some worship music last night. I wish I’d caught the name of the song, because as I learned this morning, googling the keywords, “God’s hands, ocean, mountain, hold me,” brings back a lot of options. The point … Continue reading 6.28.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Clinging to God