How to Give You the BOD I Want

How to Give You the BOD I Want

I love acronyms. I suppose it’s the special education teacher in me or my love of efficiency that attracts me to them, but recently I’ve been challenged and convicted by an acronym in my quest to learn how to forgive. When people I’m trying to forgive post...
Fear of Messing Up (FOMU)

Fear of Messing Up (FOMU)

Two weeks ago, I wrote about trying to forgive in my heart, not just my head. As I’ve continued since then, praying, reading Scripture, and trying to listen for the Spirit’s promptings, I’ve noticed an unflattering pattern about myself: I want to be right. Not right...
When Forgiveness Doesn’t Work

When Forgiveness Doesn’t Work

I haven’t had to deal with forgiveness in my life very often. Although over the years I’ve had to forgive others from the petty to the paramount, more recently, I haven’t. Perhaps this lack of practice is what has made the current opportunity to forgive, so...
A Funeral Confession

A Funeral Confession

In April I attended an upsetting funeral. Upsetting because the pastor ended his sermon, in the most genuine, heart-felt and believable way, talking about how awesome it will be at the end of our lives to run into the arms of Jesus. He said he couldn’t imagine a...
Why Church Doesn’t Work

Why Church Doesn’t Work

My friends and I were talking recently about how the Christian life sometimes feels like two steps forward and fifty back. Although the Lord’s delivered me from the bondage of anxiety, I still worry about my kids. I recently spoke at a conference about how God’s...
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