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?
While doing some book research yesterday, I discovered an organization called Operation Underground Railroad that rescues trafficked children and helps them recover from their trauma. Since writing Dangerous Ground and all the research involved, I’ve been more acutely aware of these horrendous stories. As a matter of fact, even though I tried to carefully depict … More Speechless
HOPE. Life will never look exactly the same again. This season in our world has been one of: fear uncertainty questions opinions contradictions frustrations accusations loss grief weariness isolation and excitement. Wait. What was that last word? Excitement? How can anyone be excited in this season? Because in the midst of all this, God’s plans … More What the World Needs Now
Isolate – to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone. We may have to be isolated, but we don’t have to think of it as isolation. With technology, we can still connect with friends and family. We aren’t alone. When we go take walks or a drive in our 1991 … More Isolation or Hibernation?
My latest novel, A Deadly Silence, soon to release, tackles the subject of pornography, sexual addiction and its potential for leading to domestic violence. This deadly force lurks in darkness and silence. Only by speaking about it, can we find hope, healing and redemption. Families are being destroyed, and while we might focus on the … More The Effects of Pornography on Our Children
I’m not a trained or licensed counselor. That’s my disclaimer. But I have read dozens of books, spent hundreds of hours in counseling and led groups dealing with addictions. Most importantly, I’ve experienced addiction in some way for the majority of my life. Either being addicted or living with one. Here’s the simple truth. Whether … More The Effects of Addiction Trauma
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?
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
God wants you. Yes, he does. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are. How much you’ve messed up has already been taken care of. He gave his only son, Jesus, to take all your junk and my junk so there would be nothing standing in the way between us and God. God … More Do You Realize How Loved You Are?
A Journey of Broken Faith I’m all about taking our lives forward into more abundance. When we deal with our past, God can heal us, offer us hope and redeem the broken places in our heart. That’s why I’m so excited about my new book, Rachel’s Son. Rachel’s heart has been broken by the murder … More A Sneak Peak