My husband and my first golf experience revealed a core issue in our marriage. My husband plays golf. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s good at it. Unlike me, who has been on a golf course twice. And, I spent more time playing in the cart than in the game. However, my dad taught … More Different, Not Wrong
“Stubbornness is an unintelligent barrier, refusing enlightenment and blocking it’s flow.” Those words grabbed me this week. They are the words of Oswald Chambers in his devotional My Utmost for His Highest. What gripped my attention was “unintelligent barrier.” Have I ever allowed stubbornness to block the flow of enlightenment or understanding in my life? … More “I Want What I Want”
A number of years ago, I was walking one evening with some friends, when the husband stopped suddenly and bent down to pick something up off the pavement. He handed me a penny and said, “Laura, God cares about the small things.” Those words came at a time in my life when I struggled to … More What Are Your Small Things?
God asked Cain. Cain was the eldest son of Adam and Eve. You probably have heard of them even if you don’t read the Bible or believe in God. I think it’s common knowledge that he committed the first act of murder in history. But the interesting thing is that God tried to help him … More “Why Are You Angry”
Have you ever been warned? There’s plenty of warnings in our world. On cigarette packages, at the gas pump or by an exit door. Lawn signs tell us a house is protected, and TSA tries to protect us by telling us what we can’t take on airplanes. But what about the small voice in your … More Have We Been Warned?
What if you’re influenced daily by the internal voices you hear? We’ve all seen cartoons depicting a character torn between the voice of an angel on one shoulder and a pitchfork devil on the other telling him the right or wrong way to handle something. While the visual may be a comical representation of good … More Who Are We Listening To?
Terrible situations deplete of us hope. It’s easy to lose hope when faced with hardship, broken relationships, illness or a crisis. Or perhaps we’ve been waiting for something to happen – a relationship restored, a loved one to be healed, a wayward child to come home – and it’s been a long, long wait. But … More Hope in Desperate Times
A quarter of 2018 is almost over. It’s easy to miss it when it flies by so quickly, isn’t? But it’s good to slow down long enough to evaluate where we’ve been so far this year and where we’re headed. In other words, where are you going? My husband is a small craft pilot. He … More Where Are You Going?
Despair. The dictionary definition of despair is “to lose, give up, or be without hope.” “The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair.” Oswald Chambers I would add that something done to us that is irreversible can also lead to despair. Despair is that feeling that every option is depleted and … More The 3 “D” Words Continued…
Another tragedy struck Florida this week. I hate to say this is becoming common place – may that not be true! But at the very least when people are senselessly shot down, we are left with questions, anger and sorrow. But a tragedy isn’t the only situation that can set off the 3 “D” words. … More The 3 “D” Words