Author Archives: Laurie McClure

The Broken Way Week 5 — Embracing Inconvenience

The Broken Way Week 5 — Embracing Inconvenience

Here we are in week five of The Broken Way OBS! Have you ever needed someone to just be with you, welcome you in, be a friend, and felt that the world was too busy, or didn’t care, or walked by without notice? That’s the way selfishness wires us — too busy, too focused on

The Broken Way Week 4 — Real Koinonia

Welcome to week four of The Broken Way OBS! We’re at the half-way point of our study! One of the most beautiful things I’ve seen while leading these Online Bible Studies is the community of sisters and brothers in Christ praying for one another. Many in our group are going through significant pain, deep grief,

The Broken Way Week 3 — Learning to Receive

It’s week three of The Broken Way OBS! We’ve loved hearing your responses to week two, Living Cruciform, and how you have been meeting others’ brokenness and pouring out for one another. In our private Facebook group, we’re reading that people are praying for one another, sharing Scripture with others, leaving magazines in the ER for

The Broken Way Week 2 — Living Cruciform

Welcome to week two of The Broken Way OBS, friends! I don’t know about you, but this is such a timely study for me. Brokenness and difficulty have a way of drowning out the beautiful things Jesus is doing in our lives (even through the pain and challenge) right in from of our faces, doesn’t

The Broken Way Week 1 — How Do We Live This One Broken Life?

Whether or not we like it (and we don’t) or want anyone else to know (and usually we guard it pretty carefully), we’re all broken. Even when it’s an unspoken broken. We’re all a holy mess. You, me, Ann… we’re in a motley kinship of blessed mess. Great grief isn’t made to fit inside your

You’re Invited to The Broken Way Online Bible Study

You don’t have to be afraid of broken things. ~ Ann Voskamp Years ago I had a recurring dream. I was walking up a hill carrying a big crystal bowl. It was hot out, the hill was steep, and the bowl was heavy. My legs and arms ached, my hands were slick with sweat, and

Because of Bethlehem Online Bible Study Wrap-Up

Merry Christmas from all of us at FaithGateway Online Bible Studies! We hope you’ve really enjoyed these past four weeks we’ve had with you soaking in our Savior and studying Because of Bethlehem with Max Lucado! Can you believe Christmas Day is finally here? How has your life, or your perspective on the gift of

10 Favorite Devotional Gifts 2016

Our team here at Devotionals Daily loves books, and we love giving books as presents – especially devotionals. We’re not just saying that (because, of course, we want you to keep reading your free daily email devotional from us well into 2017), but there is something special about giving a devotional as a gift. A devotional

Because of Bethlehem Week Three

Welcome to Because of Bethlehem Week Three! We hope you enjoyed last week’s Advent Practice on worship! How did you praise God and make room for Him in your life through worship this week? We want to hear from you! This week we’re in week three, “God Guides the Wise.” The star they had seen