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For our own good

For our own good

Is freedom actually found through boundaries? That’s the wisdom the 10 commandments beckon us to see. When Moses tells the Israelites in Deuteronomy 10:13 that God’s commands were for their own good, they didn’t realize how true it was until they broke them. Life...

The “buts” that steer our faith

The “buts” that steer our faith

What happens when you feel that God is calling you to do something, but your fear is as big as your faith?  In Numbers 13, twelve spies have been commissioned to go into the promised land to scout it out- not to see if they should go in, but how they should go in. But...

The temptation to abandon God

The temptation to abandon God

When God is not doing what we want him to do, we may feel like we want to abandon him. But first we need to examine what having another god will do to our souls. The verse I talk about on today’s podcast reveals that when we replace our allegiance to God with a lesser...

Manna, Maggots and Trust

Manna, Maggots and Trust

It’s not a verse you would usually notice- mainly because of the hugeness of the event that proceeds it. But this little verse, when practiced, pushes us to cling to our faith. And sometimes that push is just what our faith needs. (That and the nightmare of coming...

Asking God for signs

Asking God for signs

"If only I had a sign." We’ve all been there in our relationship with God, and Ash Wednesday is a great time to reflect on what we think we need to take bigger steps of faith. We often feel we need some kind of assurance for whether or not to move ahead. Today’s...

Sitting in God’s silence

Sitting in God’s silence

Sometimes when we read the Bible, we pass over phrases that can actually be life changing for our faith. Here’s one: “When two full years had passed, Pharoah had a dream.”  (Gen.41:1) I know what you are thinking.  Wow Laurie, that’s profound. But the context of this...

The God who sees you

The God who sees you

Have you ever felt used, abused or discarded, and wondered where God was or why he allowed it to happen? There is a verse in Genesis 16 that you need to see. It’s found after the scene where Abraham and Sarah aren’t able to wait for God any longer, so they recruit...

Rushing God’s timing

Rushing God’s timing

Have you ever gotten tired of waiting for God to do something? So tired that you decided to make something happen yourself? It could be because I'm a first born child, but I am always tempted to help God make things happen. Especially when I feel like I’ve waited long...

Doubting God’s Goodness

Doubting God’s Goodness

Have you ever had something happen- or not happen- that made you doubt Gods goodness? The first verse in my new book (out April 2) gives us insight on how to hold on to our trust when what’s in front of us gives us every reason to doubt. The verse is found in Genesis...