PRAYER PROMPT ••• Most Americans have heard about the upcoming solar eclipse and many are excited about it. I get it. (Sort of.) But just so we’re all on the same page, this Monday, people have the opportunity to see the moon fully block the sun. The last time this happened was 1918. This morning, as I prayed about what to write today, the Holy … Continue reading 8.17.17 Prayer Prompt: Are You Focused on the Son?
PRAYER PROMPT ••• Presenting God’s word accurately is a huge responsibility. There are some popular ministers I’m highly wary of because I don’t agree what they teach is biblical truth. Morally sound and inspirational, yes. But you can’t slap a “Christian” label on top of a speech and automatically make it one. When voices of authority speak on God’s word, it must be treated with … Continue reading 8.13.17 Prayer Prompt: The Whole Truth
PRAYER PROMPT ••• My great-uncle lives beside this extraordinary Victorian home that has fallen into disrepair. It must have once been a stunning masterpiece and I’ve always wanted to go in it; unfortunately, it’s beyond repair and it would be downright stupid and dangerous to even try. My sentimental heart gets sad when I see it because I think of what must have taken place … Continue reading 8.6.17 Prayer Prompt: The Temporary Things
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
PRAYER PROMPT ••• “Well, before you are always self—you’re always self-centered. Everything is for you. Your self is god. And we make lousy gods. Humans make lousy gods, I think.” Know who said it? Alice Cooper (CNS News, published 12.31.14). He continued, “We need to let God be God and us be what we are. I think that’s what changes: the focus on who you’re … Continue reading 7.19.17 Prayer Prompt: Let’s Be Rebels
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I leave for She Speaks on Wednesday! If you’re not familiar, She Speaks is a Christian women’s conference organized by Proverbs 31 Ministries. It’s geared to writers, speakers, and leaders. As much as I’m looking forward to my scheduled workshops, I’m most excited about the opportunity for three days of worship with 700 new friends! The Facebook chatter is already so energized … Continue reading 7.17.17 Prayer Prompt: Be a Light for Jesus
PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m super excited today! After church, I’m going to lunch to meet my prayer partner for the first time. Sandra and I will attend Proverbs 31 Ministries’ She Speaks conference this month and Proverbs 31 introduced us so we could know someone before the conference and pray together. For the last month, Sandra and I have been exchanging emails and praying. In … Continue reading 7.9.17 Prayer Prompt: Prayer Partners