12.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Joyful

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Good morning! It’s Day 2 of Snowpocalypse 2018 here in NC and our state is shut down. In fact, our governor declared a state of emergency before the snow even started, but that may have been because all the grocery stores were out of bread and milk. Just kidding… In all seriousness, this was a tremendous snowstorm and it has … Continue reading 12.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Joyful

12.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Snowy Greetings from Winter Wonderland… I’ve only used a personal photo on a handful of occasions for our supporting graphic, and today is one of those occasions. That snowy yard is mine. I’ve already made my feelings about snow very clear so I’ll leave it alone, I promise. But I have to give snow this — the whole world seems … Continue reading 12.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Be Still

10.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Sight

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Luke 18:35-43, we read of one of of Jesus’ miracles—the restored sight of a blind man. Jesus healed many during a His ministry, but an important point to note in this particular incident is that the blind man calls out to Jesus, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”(Luke 18:38). The man’s use of the title “Son of … Continue reading 10.29.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Spiritual Sight

10.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rejoice & Weep

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In the last week, I’ve relearned the value and importance of sharing in another’s burdens. It’s an investment in someone else’s emotions that connect us and bring us to levels of greater empathy. Last night, I read Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” And after reading, I was once again amazed by God’s timing. … Continue reading 10.25.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rejoice & Weep

10.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rain & Sunshine

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When I drove to Kentucky on Saturday, it was a dreary, rainy day. It definitely matched my heart and the dread I felt about attending my grandmother’s funeral. As I drove back yesterday, the sun was bright and shining. I can’t say that the brightness was a reflection of my mood, but I did acknowledge the difference and it reminded … Continue reading 10.23.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Rain & Sunshine

10.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hope, Joy, and Peace

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• No matter how life looks, we have hope thanks to Jesus Christ. And through that hope, we can experience peace and joy. Today, as you pray, thank Jesus for giving you a reason to hope and ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with peace and joy through all circumstances. Continue reading 10.20.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hope, Joy, and Peace

10.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hope, Prayers, and Everything In-Between

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There is so much strength in such a short verse — Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” It’s a verse to hold onto during any season of life. Today, as you pray, thank God for being our very Hope and our Rock. Ask Him to hold you up during difficult times, and … Continue reading 10.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Hope, Prayers, and Everything In-Between