Author Archives for Laurie

I have consumed trash.

June 5, 2022 3:00 am Published by 4 Comments

A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash. (Proverbs 15:14, NLT) Summer has begun. For many of us, that means more unstructured minutes in our day and more temptation to spend time on screens. Each platform on our devices is luring us to sign on, and algorithms are configured to make sure we stay on. How...[View Article]

Lesson from a Shopping Cart

May 29, 2022 3:00 am Published by 6 Comments

I parked my car at the mall on a Friday morning. I had arrived an hour early to take a Zoom call from my phone prior to my scheduled hair appointment right when the mall opened. It had rained on and off on my travels in, and the skies remained gray and threatening. Strong gusts of wind suggested more rain...[View Article]

The Silent Killer of Relationships — or at least one of them

May 22, 2022 3:00 am Published by 4 Comments

A few weeks ago a friend sent me an interview on video between a relationship expert and pastor* that reminded me of the dangers of expectations in relationships. If we have expectations in a relationships — meaning we expect a particular level of performance — then two things will happen. 1. We will be disappointed every single time the expectations...[View Article]

We have the power to do our “jobs.”

May 15, 2022 3:00 am Published by 2 Comments

One of my pet peeves in life is when someone is given a job title without the power to do to the job well. For example, a person is hired to be a cashier but then has to call a manager to open the drawer if he or she accidentally closes the drawer prematurely. Powerless. The Ritz Carlton gives employees...[View Article]

God picks our addresses, not us.

May 8, 2022 3:00 am Published by 4 Comments

Surprise! The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John 3:8) This is such a fun and intriguing verse. To me it has always meant Christ followers can never know when or where they are going...[View Article]