PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few months ago, I shared that as part of my morning devotion time, I started reading spiritual growth books. I love these books but they aren’t the genre I typically reach for at the end of a day when I want to read. So morning is definitely working… And about a week before my son’s accident, I did something … Continue reading 4.14.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still and Listen
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Greeting from Roanoke, VA! I drove up here yesterday with a friend from church to attend a Living Proof Conference with Beth Moore. It’s been amazing and I look forward to today. There are over 4000 women at this event. Last night during the praise and worship portion of the service, I got a tiny, itty-bitty taste of what heaven … Continue reading 4.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Opportunity to Worship
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Psalm 71:7 says, “My life is an example to many because you have been my strength and protection.” A knee-jerk reaction to reading this may be that the writer was a little arrogant to assume his life was an example for others… Except there are two keywords that make all the difference. “Because You.” The Psalmist recognizes that any perceived … Continue reading 4.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Because God…
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good morning! Praise the Lord! Hey, it’s lunchtime! Praise the Lord! Time for bed? Praise the Lord! For many of us, it’s easy and natural to praise the Lord when our pillow is in view, but what about throughout the day? This is something I’m really working on. Last week when my son was in the hospital, I was so … Continue reading 4.3.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Praise the Lord!
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today’s devotion could get me into trouble, so a few disclaimers. I don’t personally suffer from depression. Just because I don’t suffer doesn’t mean I don’t empathize, even if I don’t understand from a personal point of view. I am not pulling a Tom Cruise regarding medication for depression. Some of the people I love most in the world are … Continue reading 3.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: King David’s Approach to Depression
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” I have never understood the challenge of this verse more than I do now. The events we’ve been through since Sunday have shed new light on it. And as terrifying as it was for us, I feel kind of guilty for everything. After all, I have … Continue reading 3.27.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Lessons Learned
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• My son decided to play on a skateboard yesterday. As a result, he spent the night at the hospital and will have surgery this afternoon to repair a broken elbow and dislocated bone in his arm. It was a long day yesterday in the ER and no doubt, we’re in for another one. I realize that opening up today’s prayer … Continue reading 3.25.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Glad in the Lord