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Cultures in Conflict

People do what they know to do. They would do otherwise if they knew another way. In obedience to Romans 12: 1-2 most believers in Christ want to present themselves a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. They don’t want to be conformed to this world but find...

Be Strong

I walked into church with the heaviness of this week’s circumstances. Circumstances that broke my heart and irritated old wounds. This week hurt bad. I found myself battling thoughts such as, “Things aren’t changing. You aren’t changing,” “Who you think you are getting ordained as a teacher?” “What can...

The Internal Workings of a People Pleaser

I yearn for silence and solitude. For a quiet time in communion with God. My reality is one of rushing, constant noise, over stimulation. I reach for stillness. I can see it, but never in my grasp. The Habit of Yes My soul continues the cycle of habit. Yes...

The Hard Truth

Telling people, the truth should be easy, right? Surprisingly, I am finding it very difficult. The years spent conforming to the world have created a web of lies so deep, I’ve hidden the truth even from myself. I’ve had enough of my lies. I’m tired of boxing myself into...

Sin Management

Let’s be honest. The management of sin is a big focus of human life. To be aware of sin operating in our life is uncomfortable. As a believer, I am dead to sin. The bible says, For we know that our self was crucified with him so that the...

How One Hour with God Transformed my Life

The single best decision I made leading up to 2019 was a decision to carve out time to spend with God daily. Prior to that I definitely had God in my life but honestly, I’d never been intentional about being with Him. Click here to find out how I got started...

An Audience of One

This topic consumes me. It’s all I write, think and pray about. To the point of making me wonder if once delivered from it, will anything remain for me in this journey? I’m showing my ignorance right now. I have a sneaky suspicion there is. 1 “Be careful not...

Difficult Revelation

The Lord has been working to get my attention on this for at least a year. Suddenly, this week, it hit me like a ton of bricks. The wind was knocked out of my chest. I literally experienced moments where I found it difficult to breathe. I was confronted...

How Confidence is Killing Me

Stop Over-Analyzing I’ve often been told, “Laurence! Stop over analyzing everything.” “You need to learn to go with the flow.” While over analyzing may not be a good thing, I’ve come to realize, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that my natural disposition to analyze deeply is a...

Fill My Cup

Life without God is excruciating. It’s absolutely horrible. Sure, there is the bit about what happens to us after we die but I’m not talking about that part. I’m talking about our life now. You start with this immense hole to fill and the world tells you how to...