One unexpected “benefit” of the global pandemic became undeniable: life slowed down. Cleared calendars led to family dinners around the table, tackling that home improvement project, rest, and relaxation without the FOMO (fear of missing out). While I readily acknowledge working from home, homeschooling, and a health crisis provided unique challenges and stresses, many still… Continue reading How to Slow Down Your Soul When Your Week is Non-Stop
I have three young daughters. A family outing isn’t complete without hearing comments like, “You've got your hands full,” or “Whew, Dad, those teenage years are going to be tough,” or my personal favorite, “What pretty little girls; they’re going to be heartbreakers, for sure.” Molding today’s young girls into tomorrow’s mature women is significantly… Continue reading Words of Wisdom for the Future Generation of Women
Hey Friends! If you are joining me today from Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Devotions, welcome. I am truly humbled you are joining me in this space, and pray you are encouraged and blessed by today's devotion! Looking for the FREE resources that go along with today's devotion, How God Comfort Us? Click below! I… Continue reading How God Comforts Us
This devotion originally appeared on Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today. Crash! My stomach lurched as I sprinted into the bedroom where my 14-month-old daughter greeted me with a toothy grin. There on the littered floor, she played among a fallen lamp with a couple of scattered, small picture frames — and all the contents from… Continue reading Choosing Grace in Everything
Have you ever wondered if God's ways are really better than our ways? Adam and Eve wonder that too. They thought God was holding something back from them, and we often believe this same lie today. New Blog post, click below!
Despite the praise my parents poured into me, I never felt assured. Outwardly I appeared confident, but inwardly I was a complete mess. After years of telling myself I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, skinny enough or “fill-in-the-blank” enough, I began believing I’d never be enough for myself or anyone else. Our key verse, Isaiah 64:8, declares we are intentionally and purposefully sculpted: “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” God views us as His work of art — His masterpiece.
“Now, what do you do, Laura?” A simple but loaded question, at least for me. Over the past two years, I've narrated a response to this in my head countless times. So why could I not get the words out, “I am a stay-at-home Mom.” Is your identity found in the title after your signature or the inscription God penned by your name?
Where is he? I thought his plane landed thirty minutes ago. Why is he not at the arrival gate? I frantically paced in front of the ARRIVALS sign.Finally, I caught a wave of copper hair and my brother's wide, dimpled smile. “Hey, Sis, have you been waiting long?” LOADED QUESTION. Read More on the Blog....
It goes without saying -- marriage is tough! Strong marriages are not built overnight; they take time and commitment so before you continue reading anything below, commit to deepening your relationship with your Heavenly Father first. Then ask the Lord to help you view others, specifically your husband, through God's eyes. Refocusing on relationships through a Godly, Biblical lens will both strengthen them and straighten out many existing “issues.” That and work!
Over the last couple of weeks, the Holy Spirit has led me to put aside many responsibilities that do not include my family, especially my husband, which is one of the hardest things for me to do. I am of the mindset that my husband is a grown man who doesn’t really need me, but will always be there should I ever need him. Besides, I have other things to do.