Author Archives: Laurie McClure

You’re Invited to The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi OBS

You’re Invited to The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi OBS

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. — Psalm 119:105  The Old Testament was written in ancient Hebrew. The New Testament was written in ancient Greek. We have to understand what the Word of God actually says in order to understand how to apply it to our lives

You’re Invited to the In the Middle of the Mess OBS

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! — Psalm 27:13-14 ESV I discovered in my darkest moments that sometimes the most powerful prayer of all is just a

Oh, Mama, Do We Ever Have Books

Editor’s note: Mother, the Queen of the Home, the Grand Duchess of the Family, the one we all love. The big day to celebrate Mom is coming up soon and you’re going to want to give her something she can really use — books! Oh, Mama, We’ve Got Books * For the Mom who Needs

Books to Give to Mom

Editor’s note: Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t know about your mama, but mine is challenging to buy for! She doesn’t want anything fancy, or expensive. She doesn’t want a massage, she doesn’t need much, and she’s completely content with a painted-glitter-macaroni necklace from the kids. She’s been given gobs of

Fiction Friday: What type of Christian fiction reader are you?

Amish Fiction or Suspense? What type of Christian fiction reader are you? Christian fiction spans a wide range of genres: fantasy, historical fiction, romances, westerns, thrillers and suspense. Do you have a favorite? This month’s Fiction Friday highlights two genres and authors that couldn’t be more different than night and day – except for one

Graduation Books – Top Gifts for Graduates

Inspiring Graduation Books for 2018 Do you know someone who’s about to cross the finish line into a bright future? Now is the time to choose from these great graduation books that are sure to offer motivation and sound direction to the graduate in your life! Here are some of our favorites – perfect as gifts for any

7 Books for Spring Break

Spring break is almost here! Yahoo! I don’t know about you, but after a long winter, a few days with sand between my toes and a stack of books and a strawberry-banana smoothie by my side is just what the doctor ordered. Here’s what’s on my To-Read list.   Embraced is the beautiful new devotional

You’re Invited to the Dance, Stand, Run OBS

Becoming a Kingdom Woman I believe God wants to change us – me, you, all of us together – and use our lives to change the world. ~ Jess Connolly I can’t wait one single paragraph to invite you to join us in the Dance, Stand, Run Online Bible Study with our teacher Jess Connolly,

New Books for 2018

A new year means new books! We’re rounding up some of the most anticipated books of the new year. Now is the time to create your reading list for 2018. You’ll want to curl up every day with these books that offer inspiration, comfort, spiritual guidance, and motivation. 3…2…1…let’s get reading! 1. The Case For

Defiant Joy with Candace Payne

You’re Invited to the Defiant Joy Online Bible Study

You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true JOY and contentment. — Psalm 16:11 We’re in need of some joy, aren’t we? We need to smile, chuckle, and laugh until our sides ache. What’s that saying? — laughter is the

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