PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Inter-generational support is important in any church, and it’s a topic that’s been brought up a lot at mine recently. Our ministerial staff has encouraged our congregation to read a book called, “Growing Young.” My reading list is pretty significant so I haven’t gotten to it yet, though I hear it’s very good. I’m planning to get to it sometime … Continue reading 6.10.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Generations & Sound Doctrine
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• As summer approaches, community events and outdoor festivals are being planned and strategies to draw people in are being evaluated. Promising a free hot dog to all attendees is a great way to attract people to an event… Especially for families who are looking for free or low-cost things to do together and entertain the kids. But if you’ve ever … Continue reading 3.13.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Free For Everyone
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our influence on others isn’t something we always consider. But there’s an ongoing ripple effect in progress. Sir Isaac Newton introduced the law that states, “For every action, there is a reaction.” I will not attempt to delve into the scientific side of that, but I know from an interpersonal perspective—those few little words carry a lot of truth. Think … Continue reading 5.24.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: What’s Your Influence?
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Nine of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at SELF-CONTROL. This is one of the most challenging fruits, isn’t … Continue reading 5.18.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Self-Control
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day Eight of our nine-day study of the Fruits of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Today, we’re looking at GENTLENESS. This is totally my opinion, but of the Fruits … Continue reading 5.17.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: The Fruits of the Spirit — Gentleness
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love the word “grace.” It’s a simple word with a variety of meanings. The definition we focus on is “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” It’s the grace described in Ephesians 2:8-9 that inspired the name of this website. And you can barely hear the word without thinking … Continue reading 2.25.18 Prayer Prompt: The Miracle of Grace
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, my husband and I had dinner with some friends from church and the discussion turned to spiritual matters. It really turned into a celebration of God’s faithfulness. From the promises He keeps about saving all those who ask; to the promises to be with us in the middle of all life’s storms; and the promises to work out all things … Continue reading 2.18.18 Prayer Prompt: God’s Promises