8.11.17 Prayer Prompt: YOLO

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Is YOLO still a thing??  I’m not always up to date on what’s trendy, so I’m not sure.  I haven’t heard the shortened phrase for “You only live once,” in a while but it came to mind when I was reading the Bible this morning.  Trendy phrase or not – it’s an attitude I know is prevalent in our society.  So let’s … Continue reading 8.11.17 Prayer Prompt: YOLO

7.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you’re even vaguely familiar with the Bible, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “faith of a mustard seed.”  The phrase is almost synonymous with “move a mountain,” but that’s not the only mustard seed comparison Jesus made.  In Matthew 13:31-32, He shared about the planting and growth of a mustard seed.  Why a mustard seed?  When Jesus told this parable, He used … Continue reading 7.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Faith

6.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Sempervivum 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Several years ago, I did some work for a couple of women who named their business Sempervivum.  They explained to me that the name meant “always living” and it was one of those things that stuck with me.  Sempervivum are succulent plants and are noted for their heartiness and ability to retain water.  They can live under the best and worst conditions.  … Continue reading 6.26.17 Prayer Prompt: Sempervivum 

6.14.17 Prayer Prompt: Praying for Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Ever since I began my walk with God, three words have repeatedly defined my faith-journey: Grace. Prayer. Faith.  God’s endless and abundant grace overwhelms me.  Our ability to communicate with Him through prayer is a gift not to be taken for granted.  And faith is the belief that with God, anything is possible.  This morning, I woke up with faith on my … Continue reading 6.14.17 Prayer Prompt: Praying for Faith

6.7.717 Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Sunflower

PRAYER PROMPT ••• It’s common knowledge that throughout the day, the sunflower turns its face toward the sun.  Hence, it’s name.  And in that action, there’s a lot we can learn from a sunflower.  Just as a sunflower is “focused” on the light, so should we be focused on the light of Jesus.  When we allow ourselves to be distracted by the world, we find … Continue reading 6.7.717 Prayer Prompt: Lessons From a Sunflower

5.18.17 Prayer Prompt: Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Faith.  It’s what brings us to accept the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8).  Faith is trust and belief, even in the unseen and the unknown (Hebrews 11:1).  The very faith we have is a gift from God.  Hebrews 12:1b-2 says, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter … Continue reading 5.18.17 Prayer Prompt: Faith

Life’s How-To Manual

Have you ever had a friend come to you and ask you for advice?  You take the time to listen to the problem, and then sagely offer your input and guidance, feeling confident that you helped a friend in need?  Only to later learn that your friend not only didn’t take your advice, but they outright ignored it or asked someone else their opinion!  Feel insulted … Continue reading Life’s How-To Manual