10.22.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand Straight; Declare with Confidence 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I think I have a favorite new Psalm.  I read Psalms 91-92 this morning and there is so much wisdom and insight packed into these chapters.  Not sure how I failed to notice before, other than sometimes it takes us several read-throughs before we “get it.”  Or probably more accurately, God knew today was a day when I could benefit from a … Continue reading 10.22.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand Straight; Declare with Confidence 

10.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Hard Times

PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is the first time I’ve done a Prayer Prompt series and yesterday, we spent time looking at the first part of Romans 12:12, “rejoice in hope.”  Today, we are focused on “be patient in tribulation.”  And tomorrow, we’ll review the last part of the verse, “constant in prayer.”  As much as this verse spoke to me, I admit – I only … Continue reading 10.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Hard Times

10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a passport?  This little book holds great potential.  It gives the authority to travel internationally and spend time in foreign countries.  But to get it – it’s not easy.  It takes time and money to obtain it.  But most find the effort worthwhile when it comes to seeing the world.  Have you ever thought about our faith with … Continue reading 10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a very powerful image that comes when you think of crossroads.  Which path will you choose?  Robert Frost dedicated an entire poem about the choice between two paths (“The Road Not Taken”).  And (spoiler alert!), at the end of one of my favorite movies, “Castaway,” Tom Hanks stands at a crossroads: a place where he must make a choice in which … Continue reading 10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is my sixth wedding anniversary, but it feels much longer.  And I promise, I say that in a good way.  It just seems so crazy that we’ve been through so much in six short years!  Starting out with my move to Ohio… relocating back to North Carolina four years later… trips… memories… laughter and tears…  As Wayne and I have worked … Continue reading 10.1.17 Prayer Prompt: God First; God in the Center

9.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Shaken, Not Broken

PRAYER PROMPT ••• My dad invited me to come to his house and get my late step-mom’s Christmas china before the house is sold in a few weeks.  Dad lives about 50 minutes from me and since my son’s apartment is about halfway between my house and Dad’s, my son offered to go with me.  When we arrived late yesterday afternoon, I was a bit … Continue reading 9.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Shaken, Not Broken

9.6.17 Prayer Prompt: A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love it when I read the Bible and a verse jumps out at me.  This morning was such a morning.  Psalm 50:14-15 says, “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”  At the time this Psalm … Continue reading 9.6.17 Prayer Prompt: A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving