10.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Pause, Praise, & Pray

PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is the first year I’ve ever chosen a word as a theme.  My word is “selah.”  It has been my focal word. “Selah” is used at the end of various psalms, but Biblical scholars aren’t 100% sure what it means.  When I was researching it, I found an article on GotQuestions.org and this excerpt is a large part of why I … Continue reading 10.10.17 Prayer Prompt: Pause, Praise, & Pray

10.9.17 Prayer Prompt: Likes, Loves, and Approval

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Yesterday, my pastor spoke about living with less and he mentioned cell phone addictions.  He quoted a study that said that the average person looks at his or her smartphone every 4.5 minutes.  Guilty.  I wish I’d added this statistic to a recent article I wrote on the three things we crave from social media.  But all this ties together with a … Continue reading 10.9.17 Prayer Prompt: Likes, Loves, and Approval

10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Have you ever had a passport?  This little book holds great potential.  It gives the authority to travel internationally and spend time in foreign countries.  But to get it – it’s not easy.  It takes time and money to obtain it.  But most find the effort worthwhile when it comes to seeing the world.  Have you ever thought about our faith with … Continue reading 10.8.17 Prayer Prompt: Journey with Jesus

10.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand in Awe

PRAYER PROMPT ••• When was the last time you simply stood in awe of the Lord’s mighty power?  The one who set the boundaries of the ocean (Jeremiah 5:22)… the one who turns the earth and changes the seasons?  As I watch the leaves change color and drop, I’m in awe of the majesty of our Lord and Savior!  Colossians 1:16-17 says, “For by him … Continue reading 10.7.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand in Awe

10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a very powerful image that comes when you think of crossroads.  Which path will you choose?  Robert Frost dedicated an entire poem about the choice between two paths (“The Road Not Taken”).  And (spoiler alert!), at the end of one of my favorite movies, “Castaway,” Tom Hanks stands at a crossroads: a place where he must make a choice in which … Continue reading 10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

10.5.17 Prayer Prompt: God Ordains Coincidence

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our world loves coincidence. We marvel at the unlikely series of events that bring things together in unexpected ways.  But the closer I grow to Christ and the more I understand God, the more I realize – our worldly definition of “coincidence” is just wrong.  God ordains circumstances.  He is involved in every finite detail of our lives, even using seemingly random, … Continue reading 10.5.17 Prayer Prompt: God Ordains Coincidence

10.4.17 Prayer Prompt: When The Holy Spirit Intercedes…

PRAYER PROMPT ••• God doesn’t always speak in a big grand gesture.  More often, He whispers to us.  And we just need to listen.  A friend commented on yesterday’s post that the reference to Romans 8:28 was the second time she’d seen it that day.  I take that stuff seriously and it’s no coincidence.  She needed that verse and God used two separate opportunities to … Continue reading 10.4.17 Prayer Prompt: When The Holy Spirit Intercedes…