Filling in the Blanks

One thing is for sure, the good Lord is always providing opportunities to develop a more humble spirit within me. I’ve learned that if I don’t willingly submit myself to areas where He is emphasizing humility, it will not go well for me. He’ll bring situations and people into my life to nudge me toward His will for my inner self. He will allow those situations to get louder and, dare I say, more painful until I pay attention.

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The Space to Enjoy Christmas a Little While Longer

For He Himself is our peace. – Ephesians 2:14 Oh, my goodness. Overnight, the calendar turned to December 26th and with it, Christmas carols are off the radio and everything is about bargain shopping, goal setting, and resolutions.  Let me remind you – the season of Christmas only began yesterday and goes until Epiphany –…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core {pre-setting for election day}

Hello Girlfriends, At the very beginning of our COVID quarantine, I made a video devotion asking the question, “Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?”  We’ve been through so much since then. Our reaction to such stressful times mattered then and it matters now. So, on the eve of an incredibly volatile election, the question…

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Sovereignty and Suffering; Hope for Your Anxious Heart

Hello My Sisters, Since I have a suddenly cleared calendar, I thought I would jump on twice a week or so, to offer hope, encouragement and God’s truth to any who many be struggling with anxiety and worry. I know all too well how, when the ‘what ifs’ appear, fear invades us before we know…

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If The March For Life Was Painful

Hello Girlfriends,
Today is The March for Life in Washington D.C. I wrote this post in 2017, and ever since, I’ve re-posted it each year. I share it annually to {hopefully} bless any woman who is feeling conflicted or in pain over a past abortion. This can be a silent pain, and carries with it invisible suffering. If you are such a woman, know that you are not invisible to God – He sees you, knows you and loves you. – Laura

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Five Things I’ve Learned in 2019

I don’t know about you, but an ideal New Years Eve for Pat and I is quiet, cozy, and uneventful. This year, we had a fun and early dinner out, then came home to a movie and a relaxing evening. Perfect!   Even though I am not much for partying on New Year’s Eve, I…

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Help For A Meaningful Advent {and a give-away too!}

Let’s just admit it, we all struggle with keeping Christmas in perspective. The season just seems to sweep us away, propelling us forward into the spinning world of over-commitment, over-spending and over-everything! If you are already over it, or are overwhelmed at even beginning it, I hope what I share in this this video is…

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