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…?
“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!
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?