Author Archives: Laurie McClure

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way OBS Week 1 — The Birthplace of Disappointment

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way OBS Week 1 — The Birthplace of Disappointment

Perfection sang in perfect harmony and danced with precision in this Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve could stand naked and unashamed — physically, emotionally, and spiritually because they had no other opinion to contend with but the pure love of God Himself.  ~ Lysa Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the

Anxious for Nothing — That’s a Wrap!

How did that go by so fast? It’s wrap-up week already, friends! It’s time to grab your study guides and review our journey together, and if you haven’t finished the videos, or you want to rewatch them and take more notes (I do it all the time!), you have all week to catch up. This

Anxious for Nothing Week 5 — Meditate on These Things

Capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5 The good news is that while there are many things in life over which you have no control… you get to choose what you think about. ~ Max Welcome to our final week of the Anxious for Nothing Online Bible

Anxious for Nothing Week 4 — The Peace of God Will Guard Your Heart

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:5 You can lose it all… only to discover that you haven’t. God has been there all along. God has not promised a life without storms, but He has promised to be there when you face

Anxious for Nothing Week 3 — Present Your Requests to God

[He] cried out, “Lord, save me!” — Matthew 14:30 Specific prayer provides an opportunity to see God at work. ~ Max Welcome to week three of the Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study with Max Lucado! Have you ever worry-prayed? I catch myself doing this all the time. I find myself complaining to Jesus about

Fiction Friday: Summer Reads by Lauren K. Denton

Editor’s Note: It’s sum-sum-summertime! Got your beach bag ready? Here are some great fiction reads for this summer from one of our favorite fiction writers, Lauren K. Denton!   Glory Road  One of Southern Living’s “25 Beach Reads Perfect for Summer” “Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons.” —Lisa Wingate In one summer, everything

You’re Invited to the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study

In their hearts people plan their way, but the Lord directs their steps. — Proverbs 16:9 Sometimes to get your life back, you have to face the death of what you thought your life would look like. ~ Lysa TerKeurst Have you ever looked at your life in disappointment, heartbreak, deep loss, or just frustration

Anxious for Nothing Week 2 — Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything… — Philippians 4:5-6 Unchecked anxiety can unleash an Enola Gay* of destruction that levels everything in its way. ~ Max Welcome back! It’s week two of the Anxious for Nothing Online Bible Study with Max Lucado. *The Enola

Anxious for Nothing Week 1 — Rejoice in the Lord Always

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7 Peace is within reach, not for a lack of problems, but for

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