where you are

February 14th, 2018 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
What if we truly believe that God has put us where we are—in that family, that neighborhood, that school, that cubicle at work—for such a time as this? To live our lives for others. What we do is important, even the small things, when we do it for others with His great love. read more...

free from the clutter

January 15th, 2018 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
All this stuff! It is so easy to justify keeping almost anything, but sometimes we need to take a scorched earth policy and put all that clutter in the dumpster. The same is true in our Christian life. If you're looking forward to the next life, there's a lot to be said for traveling light through this one. Let's clear away the clutter! read more...

when Christmas doesn't go as planned

December 15th, 2017 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Most of us have images in our mind of the first Christmas. The peaceful scene with Joseph and Mary serenely gazing down on the sleeping Baby in the manger. But the truth is, those images barely resemble the reality of that first Christmas. What did the first Christmas really look like? It looked like a mess. read more...

rest for a messy life

November 15th, 2017 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Greg loves to use me in one of his favorite illustrations. He contrasts how I clean with the way he cleans. But the reality is, I'm not a terribly organized person. How I wish I was! But that's not the worst of it. My heart is messy, cluttered and in constant need of cleansing. When I take an honest look in my heart and face the mess, I can get so discouraged. Here is the truth. I am quite a mess. But because He loves me, I am not the mess I once was. read more...

eat this book

October 18th, 2017 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Tasty, pre-packaged collections of Bible verses and sweet devotional thoughts can make us feel better, but are they enough to provide what we really need? We aren't meant to nourish our personal spiritual lives on a random gathering of favorite Bible verses. We are fed and formed by the Holy Spirit as He illuminates and applies all of the Scripture to our lives. read more...