There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and storms have broken out all at once. Not to mention sudden, crazy weather patterns of intense heat followed by September snow. We shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus told us that all this would happen. “Jesus answered, ‘Watch out that no … More Guard the Fortress
One morning this past week, I set off on a morning stroll as I often do. Clouds showcased the rising sun against a splendid blue background. When I reached the point where I usually turn around, I pivoted to return home, and a stunning rainbow gracing part of the sky surprised me. It had been … More Where is God When…?
In a world of so much division and hatred, I thought I’d share a little short story that reflects how we might choose to handle life. This week, I want to be one that shows the love of Jesus in my reactions. I’ve also made October the month of FREE books. With fall moving in, … More Show a Little Love
“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 At our previous church in California, we hosted a week-long day camp for Vacation Bible School each summer. Every day, we would lead kids in chanting that VBS was F-U-N, and at the end, VBS was D-U-N. But one of the songs we sang that year, … More Looking Toward Possibility
The benefit of sheltering at home is more time to write. In April, I released A Deadly Silence. Here’s what a few of people have said: “Sara and Brad’s story gripped me the second I opened the book. Laura Bennet weaves believable storylines and it’s like you are an invisible person witnessing it as it’s … More New Release Coming Soon!
I recently read of a young woman who was sold by her parents to men for sex. Not once, but on a regular basis from the time she was five years old until she escaped. Girls like her are left on a park bench, church pew, or in a bathroom and instructed to wait until … More Exploitation in Plain Sight
An empty cup can be filled, but a full cup can’t hold what God wants to pour into us. What are we full of? Fear, hurt, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, anxiety, dread, depression, anger? OR Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith, hope? Do we fill our cup each day with “what if’s” that breed … More Full or Empty Cup?
With so many contradicting messages blasting through our world right now, it’s easy to be confused about what to think. Who’s sharing truth and who’s manipulating people’s emotions? As someone who loves Jesus, the saddest aspect to me is when I see or hear about proclaimed followers of Jesus arguing about politics, doctrine, and their … More Confused?
For the past fifteen years, I’ve held a vision in my heart for a new kind of educational experience. Over the years, I’ve added notes, quotes, ideas, and cost analysis scribbles to the folder housing this dream. I’ve pushed it aside as life interrupted, picking it up again only to find the timing wasn’t right. … More A New Thing
There’s a lot of fear pushing us around lately. It’s the enemy’s way of controlling us. Keeping our focus off God and his greatness. Making us believe that God doesn’t mean what he says when he tells us he loves us and has good plans for our future. God doesn’t intend to harm us. I … More Are You Afraid?