7.15.17 Prayer Prompt: His Faithful Love

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There are some words that are used so frequently, their meaning gets watered down from overuse.  A common one is “love.”  We love our spouses, but we also love pizza and ice cream.  In the church, there are a few watered down terms as well.  This morning, as I read Psalm 136, the phrase, “His faithful love endures forever” was repeated 26 … Continue reading 7.15.17 Prayer Prompt: His Faithful Love

6.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Looking for Love

PRAYER PROMPT ••• The most popular hashtag on Instagram is #love.  With #love representing 1,085,986,510 posts as I write this (that’s Billon. With a B), it’s clear our world is looking for love.  But look at our news headlines yesterday.  Two shootings.  Then consider the events that didn’t make national news.  Murder.  Theft.  Rape.  Rampant in our communities.  For a world desperate for love, we … Continue reading 6.15.17 Prayer Prompt: Looking for Love

6.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Power of Prayer

PRAYER PROMPT ••• A few days ago, a friend shared how frustrated she was about a certain prayer request.  As she told me of her discouragement, I understood it all too well.  Like many of us, I have a prayer request that I consistently pray for day in and day out.  And sometimes, it does feel like we aren’t being heard.  We want to beg … Continue reading 6.4.17 Prayer Prompt: Power of Prayer

5.16.17 Prayer Prompt: PUSH Prayer

PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Philippians 4:13, it says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  This includes the strength to keep praying for things without being discouraged, especially when my timing and God’s don’t line up.  They call it a PUSH Prayer — Pray Until Something Happens.  It’s an ongoing, constant prayer rooted in tremendous faith and belief that God honors His … Continue reading 5.16.17 Prayer Prompt: PUSH Prayer

4.3.17 Prayer Prompt: Be Thankful for Answered Prayer

PRAYER PROMPT ••• God is faithful to answer prayer.   Sometimes the answer is yes.  Sometimes it is no.  Sometimes it is wait.  But God always answers us!  Two verses I regularly recite in prayer are 1) “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (1 John 5:14) and 2) “The … Continue reading 4.3.17 Prayer Prompt: Be Thankful for Answered Prayer

What’s In a Title? Part 1: Christians

For many of us — a title defines our purpose.  We get a job, and we assume a role.  The title we’re given is a reflection of our professional selves.  However, we all know that titles don’t just apply to our professional careers.  Speaking for myself, in addition to my work title, I’m also wife, mom, daughter, friend, and a Christian.  It’s the latter title on … Continue reading What’s In a Title? Part 1: Christians

Today Is My Birthday

Throughout my childhood, and even in my 20s, I really didn’t like my birthday.  Everyone else had a special, designated day that their families and friends celebrated THEM, but I celebrate my birthday on the biggest international holiday of the year.  My birthday presents were often wrapped in Christmas paper…  And like every other Christmas-born person, I knew to expect the combo gifts — “This … Continue reading Today Is My Birthday