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
PRAYER PROMPT ••• New Year is such a time of renewal. New year, new possibilities. It’s a time of hope and fresh starts, but (spoiler alert!) you’re still the same person you were on December 31st. If you have resolutions you want to embrace, go for it! I have a few of my own! We all want to make ourselves better and be better than … Continue reading 1.2.18 Prayer Prompt: The Habit of Sin
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a friend who just talks your ear off? They are incessant with their talk, talk, talking to the point you want to scream, “Be quiet!” I’m sure we all know at least one person like that, and if we’re honest about it, we may even BE that person at times! I’m a pretty quiet person, but with my … Continue reading 12.23.17 Prayer Prompt: Can We Pray Too Much?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever gone through a season of your faith when it feels like God is distant? In your head, you know He’s there. You know He’s listening. You know He hasn’t left you. But your heart feels like there’s a gap of some sorts? And you’re not sure why? It’s like a hunger and thirst you feel for the closeness of … Continue reading 12.22.17 Prayer Prompt: When You Don’t Feel Close to God
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Three-year-olds love to ask “Why?” It’s their favorite word. It’s one thing to be asked, “Why is the sky blue?” and “Why can’t I smell purple?” and another to question our reasons and authority. (I should probably add teenagers to this generalization; they love to question parental authority.) Admit it: if you’ve ever been the victim of a toddler’s (or teenager’s) assault … Continue reading 12.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Turning Questions Into Faith
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Genesis 2:25 says, “Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” The age of innocence lasted for a brief moment in the big picture of humanity. When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, before they succumbed to temptation, they were innocent. By the next chapter, they were sewing fig leaves to cover themselves … Continue reading 12.19.17 Prayer Prompt: The Age of Innocence
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, I got an email from AT&T. No surprise there. They bombard me with emails. Usually, I delete them and go on my way. But this one caught my attention because of the title: “Celebrate the season with HBO for life.” I’m not looking for a good deal on HBO, but I read it because I thought it was a terrible … Continue reading 12.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Jesus is the Reason