PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• You may remember that at the end of March, my son got a harebrained idea to play on a skateboard and subsequently, fall off of said skateboard. What was a severe elbow break took a backseat to some serious complications during his surgery, and he spent a total of four nights in the hospital, two of those in ICU. Thankfully, … Continue reading 5.9.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: An Expensive Price Tag
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good morning! It’s crazy-early-o’clock and I’m headed out the door at 6 for a prayer breakfast this morning. I never sleep well when I need to get up way earlier than normal, and last night was no exception. So with that said, my coffee maker doesn’t seem big enough today. But this is a special event held during the same … Continue reading 4.30.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Faith Journey
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• For many of us, it’s hard not to constantly look in the rearview mirror of life. After all, we know where we’ve been, what we’ve done, and what we wish we could change. We look back and recite to ourselves all the would’ve’s, could’ve’s, and should’ve’s. And we get nowhere with it. We know the promise of 2 Corinthians 5:17, … Continue reading 4.27.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Beauty From Ashes
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good Friday is here and with it, the question, “Why on earth do we call it good?” Certainly, when we take into account the historical details of the day, there is little good about it. Jesus was wrongly accused, mocked, beaten, and crucified. His death was an agony we can hardly stand to consider so we typically sanitize it and … Continue reading 4.19.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What is Good About Good Friday?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” We know this verse. We believe this verse. But do we personalize this verse? Do we ask, “What is sin?” Because we don’t talk about it a lot. And I’m guilty of it too… I don’t write about sin very much. It’s an uncomfortable topic … Continue reading 4.12.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Sin & Grace
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, I took my son to see his surgeon for his two week check up. Since surgery, C’s arm has been wrapped in a splint that went from armpit to hand and he loathed it. He wanted the splint off so badly. On Saturday night, he threatened to take it off and I had an ever-so-slightly-panicked response to that idea. … Continue reading 4.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Your Faith Were X-Ray’d
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• One of the biggest challenges nonbelievers have with Christianity is reconciling that a good and all-powerful God allows suffering and pain. Even Christians struggle with it. It truly is a matter of faith and trust. It’s a choice to recognize God’s sovereignty and understand that there’s a bigger picture that He alone can see. When we face seasons of hardship … Continue reading 4.1.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: God’s Glory