virtue: the new pretty

June 18th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
The other day I heard someone say, "Strong is the new pretty." I'd like to change it up and say, "Virtue is the new pretty." Girls are so blasted with different definitions of what pretty looks like. How would you define "pretty"? read more...


like a girl

May 20th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
When did doing something "like a girl" become an insult? Thousands of years before the women's liberation movement, or anyone ever heard of Gloria Steinem, the ancient biblical stories in Scripture never stereotyped or portrayed women as weak. Yes, we know that the average woman is weaker physically than men... read more...


a matter of conscience

April 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
I don't think we need a theological, psychological, or philosophical degree to tell us why it is important to have a good conscience. We all know that small voice. In the Disney children's movie about Pinocchio, it was embodied in a small nagging insect named "Jiminy Cricket." It's that inward judge that monitors and that lives inside each of us. When we have done wrong it accuses us; when we have done well it approves of us. read more...


an eternity of sundays

March 20th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
As long as the world keeps spinning, I'm going to get dizzy . . . not a good thing because I've always had motion sickness. At times I feel I'm on the tea cup ride in Fantasyland with the Mad Hatter at the wheel. These days, I mark the passing weeks not only by the calendar, but by how quickly I go through my packages of contact lenses. Failing eyesight is just another marker of time. read more...


taking all burdens off

February 25th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
Nothing is so satisfying as having a list at the end of the day with all the boxes checked off. And nothing makes me feel defeated like an unchecked list that only grows longer tomorrow. It has been said that the human heart will always try to make our salvation about us, what we do, and not about Him and what He has done. We preach salvation by grace alone, but often we drift backwards and take it upon ourselves to earn it. read more...