7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• At the end of every fairy tale is “The end.” And at the end of every prayer is an “Amen.” But what does it mean? Why do we say it? The word is ancient, dating back to the days of Moses when he taught the Israelites to use it to reply in agreement to the 12 curses of transgressions (Deuteronomy … Continue reading 7.3.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Amen

5.1.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Angels Among Us

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few years ago, my favorite Christian novelist, Karen Kingsbury, wrote a trilogy called “Angels Walking” series. These books outlined the heavenly assignments of angels and their mission on earth. To be honest, until these books, I hadn’t given angels and their roles among us a whole lot of thought. I knew they existed, but it was more of an … Continue reading 5.1.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Angels Among Us

4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you want to get some strong opinions, or you’re just itching for an argument, then ask a Southerner their opinion on iced tea. Except for me. I’m the only Southerner who doesn’t like it (and yes, I really am a native Southerner… I have a birth certificate to prove it). But for the rest of the Southern community—the topic … Continue reading 4.19.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Opinions, Beliefs, & Iced Tea

4.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Working with the Lion

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had someone working against you? You’re trying to row one way, and they are paddling their oars in the opposite direction. It’s frustrating. Jesus knows what that is like too. In Luke 11:23 NLT, Jesus said, “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.” As Christians, … Continue reading 4.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Working with the Lion

3.15.18 Praise Prompt: Judgment Call

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Balaam was an Old Testament prophet who is famous for his donkey. When the Moabites tried Balaam to hire to curse the Israelites, God used the donkey to speak to Balaam, so he would remember who was in charge of this meeting. Most of the time when this story is discussed, the emphasis is put on how God worked a miracle through … Continue reading 3.15.18 Praise Prompt: Judgment Call

3.5.18 Prayer Prompt: More Jesus, Less Me

PRAYER PROMPT ••• John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30 ESV). Other translations say, “He must increase [in prominence], but I must decrease.” (AMP)… “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” (NLT)… What does this mean to you? We live in a world that encourages us to put ourselves first; to do whatever … Continue reading 3.5.18 Prayer Prompt: More Jesus, Less Me