1.19.18 Prayer Prompt: Milestones and Mercies

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is my son’s 20th birthday (or another way to look at it – my own personal Labor Day).  On the day he was born, my delivery room overlooked the hospital helicopter pad, and I had an unimpeded view of what was going on outside.  On January 19th, 1998, it was sunny; it rained, and it snowed.  All in one day.  I … Continue reading 1.19.18 Prayer Prompt: Milestones and Mercies

1.14.18 Prayer Prompt: Trusting God

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The future holds many things: fear, uncertainty, and doubt, to name a few.  It also holds potential joy, but it’s not as natural for us to look at the horizon and see that possibility.  It’s easier to brace for a traumatic impact rather than run face-first into the unknown.  King David wrote in Psalm 139:16, “You saw me before I was born. … Continue reading 1.14.18 Prayer Prompt: Trusting God

1.5.18 Prayer Prompt: Be Real

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Brrrrrrrrrr…  I come to you this morning with hot coffee and under a blanket!  It’s a balmy 8 degrees at my house this morning, with an expected high of 31 (which will feel like a heat wave after I braved the cold to let my dog out this morning!)  Hope all of you are staying warm!  Today, I want to talk about … Continue reading 1.5.18 Prayer Prompt: Be Real

1.1.18 Prayer Prompt: 2018 Word of the Year

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am blessed to be connected with so many amazing writers.  Writing is an isolating activity, yet these friendships and acquaintances inspire and encourage me on days when I’m just not feeling the writing thing.  One of the great things I’ve learned from my writing circles is the idea of a word of the year.  I did it for the first time … Continue reading 1.1.18 Prayer Prompt: 2018 Word of the Year

12.28.17 Prayer Prompt: Fear Factors

PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, I finished reading my Bible and devotions and was thinking about what to write for MGFL when I looked up and saw a light coming in through the sliding glass door.  Fear clutched at me because the light seemed to be moving.  Friends, it looked like someone had a flashlight on my back porch.  I jumped up and ran to … Continue reading 12.28.17 Prayer Prompt: Fear Factors

12.26.17: Prayer Prompt: Praise God

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When we get a new car, we like to tell about the great deal we got or the car’s outstanding performance.  When our kids come home with straight A’s or score winning points, we like to tell let everyone know.  When we get a promotion; plan a vacation; and when we had an exciting accomplishment, we want to share those details.  We’re … Continue reading 12.26.17: Prayer Prompt: Praise God

12.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Joy to the World

PRAYER PROMPT ••• As I sit in the quiet of my living room this morning, coffee and my dog beside me, I think of joy.  I’ve missed so many opportunities to be joyful throughout my life, but I’ve learned so much about it in the last few years.  I am reminded of 1 Thessalonians 5:16, which says, “Always be joyful.”  Not sometimes.  Not when circumstances … Continue reading 12.25.17 Prayer Prompt: Joy to the World