6.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Contents We Carry

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Some women are all about the shoes. But I am all about the purses. I absolutely love handbags and up until about a year ago, I switched purses almost daily and could easily carry a different bag every day for three months. I’ve downsized a lot, but at one time, I had an entire closet dedicated to my purses. And … Continue reading 6.12.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Contents We Carry

6.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Talking About Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Research says that the average woman speaks 20,000 words per day, and the average man speaks 7000. Without getting into cheesy jokes about those statistics, the question on my mind this morning is, “How often do we talk about Jesus every day?” In Acts 7, Stephen became the first martyr for Christianity. And after his death, Acts 8:1b says, “A … Continue reading 6.11.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Talking About Jesus

6.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Stop and Listen

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• We have a dog named Sadie who, in the last couple of months, has started showing signs of doggie dementia, which I didn’t know was a real thing until a year or so ago. When Wayne and I met, he’d had Sadie for about six years, and I have to admit, Sadie and I have never grown particularly close. She … Continue reading 6.10.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Stop and Listen

6.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We All Get to Heaven

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• After Billy Graham died, I read a quote from him that has stuck with me. “God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” Personally, I agree with him, and hope it applies to cats as well as dogs (since I have several I miss very … Continue reading 6.9.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: When We All Get to Heaven

6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I love this verse: “I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” (Hosea 2:15a NLT). Don’t those words paint such a visual in your mind? “I will…transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.” Hosea is a book of redemption. Despite all the ways Israel betrayed God and … Continue reading 6.8.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Valleys of Trouble & Gateways of Hope

6.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Impossible Possibilties

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a meme that circulates that says “(im)possible” and it attempts to redefine the word from “not possible” to “I’m possible.” It’s a great concept for empowerment and belief in oneself. While the theory is good, and I’m all about the benefits of thinking positive (Philippians 4:8) and believing in hopes and dreams… The truth is that without God, there … Continue reading 6.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Impossible Possibilties

6.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Satan Had a Marketing Campaign…

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a coffee girl and once upon a time, I was a Starbucks girl. Because I used to frequently travel between my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC and Cincinnati, Ohio, I knew every Starbucks along the interstate. The day I finally sat down and calculated my Starbucks expenses was the day I learned to like a simple cup of plain … Continue reading 6.6.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: If Satan Had a Marketing Campaign…