7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The Apostle Paul was arrested several times during his ministry and in Acts 24, we find him standing trial, accused of inciting riots among the Jews. A lawyer named Tertullus gave the accusation in verses 2-8. Then, Governor Felix heard Paul’s side of things. In verses 22-23, Felix basically put the trial on continuance and ordered Paul back to jail. … Continue reading 7.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Convenient

7.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fears

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• So… the annual apocalypse is over. At least in my dog’s mind. My dog Beth spends every Fourth of July in sheer terror. It’s the worst holiday of the year at our house. We can’t leave her when she’s scared because we worry she’ll get destructive in her panic. We can’t have people over because we can’t entertain while dealing … Continue reading 7.5.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Fears

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

6.30.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Sin Sneaks Up On Us

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• The movies depict drowning as a thrashing, screaming-for-help kind of scenario, but the reality is that drowning is a very quiet death. I’m not going to go into the gory details, but suffice it to say, the movies have mislead us in that regard (drama sells more tickets). With that said, we often assume sin is a big, noisy, splashy, … Continue reading 6.30.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When Sin Sneaks Up On Us

6.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Holy Name of Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Every Christian I know agrees with me… it’s blasphemy to use God’s name as a curse. It’s the second commandment in Exodus 20:7, “You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.” And nothing makes me cringe more than hearing the names of God and … Continue reading 6.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Holy Name of Jesus

6.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Our Turn to Listen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When we pray, we want the comfort of knowing God has listened. The great thing is —He does. But sometimes, we have to stop and remind ourselves that we need to stop and listen too. Communication works that way… and sometimes, it’s not our turn to talk. God is always present. But because He speaks in gentle whispers, it can … Continue reading 6.22.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When It’s Our Turn to Listen

6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, when I sit down to write this post, I feel like I couldn’t choke out a coherent sentence if my life depended on it. I don’t know what to say. But the times I feel that way are generally when I’m leaning too much on me, and leaning too little on Him. When it comes to what to say, … Continue reading 6.15.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We Don’t Know What to Pray