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Dear friend, …….. I was doing something one morning to make myself feel safe in a certain way when I sensed the presence of the Lord and His desire to speak to my heart. I believe He wanted to remind me that He is my safety, and that no matter what measures I take to feel safe, my true and ultimate safety is in the…

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18…… “I will praise You with my whole heart;” Psalm 138:1…….. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17……… I just came in from the hot,…

Blessing #78……… “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.” Psalm 145:8………… The Lord doesn’t leave us in the dark when it comes to letting us know how He wants us to live. Not only does He give us clear commands and instructions in the Bible, but Jesus Himself in His time on this earth modeled to us the way we…

HOW GOD CHANGED MY PRAYER LIFE……… “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27………. “And do not be drunk…

Dear friend, …….. A woman in a motorized wheelchair was driving herself down a New York City sidewalk with a huge smile on her face when I felt such a strong conviction from the Lord about my own heart and countenance on a regular basis. When I focus on the Lord and the Bible and my blessings, the biggest one being an everlasting relationship with…

THE MAN OUTSIDE MY WINDOW……… “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23……….. I was shocked, somewhat scared, and totally offended one day when I saw a man standing right outside my New York City apartment window in between two apartment buildings where only one or…

Blessing 77………. “The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.” Proverbs 15:24……… Have you ever been walking or driving in one direction only to figure out you’re going the wrong way and need to turn around and go the right way? Sometimes we walk or drive the wrong way because we’re guessing which way to go. Other times,…

“The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25…….. ““The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,…” Proverbs 9:10………… “Stop worrying about what people think,” the Spirit of God told me for the umpteenth time in my life. When? Just now. My response? I sighed aloud. Not that anyone could hear but my sweet beloved special needs ministry doggies who…

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 I have a beloved friend who if you asked her would probably tell you she doesn’t do enough for the Lord Jesus Christ. She would likely tell you she only does a…

Dear friend, When the Lord led me to move forward in my ministry work in a direction I had not expected to go, He reminded me He had already spoken to my heart months earlier. I had heard Him then but managed to convince myself He hadn’t really spoken. So months later, when His Spirit spoke to my heart again, I acted pretty much shocked…

THE WEAK PASTOR………. “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for…

BLESSING 76……..“choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” Hebrews 11:25-26 [about Moses] When the Lord led me to write on this verse, I thought, no, I can’t do that. I’ve already written on this scripture in…

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Psalm 62:8 Decades ago, when my Mom contacted me in college to tell me she had to put my childhood dog to sleep, I knew exactly what to do with my grief. I got drunk, shut the door to my college room, and pushed my friends away.…

Change, change, so much change. Growth, growth, so much growth. Refining, refining, so much refining. The Lord is working on my heart. He is working on my life. He is working on this ministry. He is working on this world. Please pray that this little servant of Jesus continually humbles herself before the Lord and lives a life of love and obedience that in all…

Dear friend, ……. A sweet woman I’ve never met who reads my Good News Daily heard about some hurt I’ve been facing and decided to bless me. Her blessing is so very small in the grand scheme of things, but to me it’s an unimaginably big blessing. Why? Because more and more in this world, I’m seeing an overall lack of love, care, compassion, consideration, kindness,…

JESUS IN US…….. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Gal. 2:20…… “I care. That’s why I asked,” I basically told a man on a New York City sidewalk after I…

BLESSING #75…..”I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life  which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20/////// Dying to self is so indescribably hard that who in his or her right mind would WANT…

THE WORST GRIEF OF ALL……… “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Cor. 6:20………. “And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” Gen. 6:6 “and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died…

Yesterday, I had numerous opportunities as I walked my wheelchair doggies around the New York City park where I do much ministry work to hand out Gospel tracts and to talk to people about the Lord Jesus Christ whenever the Spirit of God so led me. I can’t help but think of two young women who like myself have hard stories who were so touched…

Dear friend, ……… Two people I love dearly hurt me exceedingly. One had been hurting me for decades so I wasn’t surprised. The other wasn’t in the business of hurting me so I was taken aback. The result was the same. Heartache. In an already aching heart. I responded in the way I have been taught by the Lord Jesus Christ to respond. I went…

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6…….. I couldn’t tell. I really couldn’t. I walked by. Walked by again. Up and down the streets doing this or that. Walking by a man passed out backwards on stone steps. Didn’t move for so long. Too long. I asked a…

Blessing #74…….. “So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”” Psalm 18:11……… The Lord Jesus Christ spoke strongly to the apostle Peter because Peter had intervened when the steps were unfolding for Jesus to end up dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. Jesus told Peter not…

“When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.” Psalm 27:10 I was hurting so badly in my heart thinking of how the same loved one who has hurt me for decades had hurt me in the exact same way knowing full well the hurt that person has caused me time and again. It was the middle of the night. I was hurting…

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1…….. Serving Jesus is all about the Lord, the Lord’s will, the Lord’s timing, the Lord’s provision, the Lord’s plan, the Lord’s purpose, and the Lord’s glory. It’s not about us. It’s about Him. So it shouldn’t be surprising there is a time to serve Him when it comes to people to whom…

Dear friend, I was researching possibilities for some much-needed ministry help when I stumbled upon an advertisement online effectively offering to create a video whereby Jesus would say in the video anything the person wanted Him to say. Funny? No. Shocking, devastating, tragic, and a sign of our times, yes. Who are we as humans to put words into the mouth of the Lord and…

THE GRANOLA BAR THAT MADE ME CRY………. “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”” Mt. 4:17……… A group of young people was milling around a New York City street corner one day all dressed in matching bright colored pretty t-shirts when I noticed one of them giving out something free. What can I…

HE PARTED THE RED SEA! “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall…

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.” 2 Tim. 3:1-5……….. “Blessed are you…

LATEST MINISTRY UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST……….. Due to some unforeseen circumstances that come with some challenges, I find myself suddenly in the throes of seeking the Lord concerning some significant changes to which I sense He is leading me as He continues to grow the ministry. I am like a pitbull terrier when it comes to chasing after the Lord Jesus Christ, His Word, and…

Dear friend, …….. What’s that gibberish? I don’t like text messaging, but I’ve given in and started to do it simply because it’s too hard to avoid when so many people are using it these days to communicate. One day I received a text message from someone I had just spoken to over the phone with the following gibberish. “IGWT!” It was gibberish, wasn’t it?…

A VERY SPECIAL T-SHIRT: “Remember Love”……… “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”” Mt. 22:37-40……… “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and…

Blessing #72……… “For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction. Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live…

LOSING DESPERATION “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:28 “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,…” Hebrews 12:2 One of the endless blessings the Lord has given me is desperation. It may not feel good; it’s incredibly and sometimes indescribably hard in fact. But oh what a blessing it is! I’ve struggled every…

TODAY’S LITTLE LETTER FROM LARA Dear friend, When I asked a young woman if she would like to do something, she said she wanted to pray about it. At first, I was taken aback because I had expected and hoped she would immediately say yes in response to my question. Then I realized how absolutely wonderful, and refreshing, her response was! Just a day earlier…

THE BEST TEACHER EVER……….. “And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),” Galatians 2:1-4………”But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things,…

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…! Blessing #71 “who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of…

A DEADLY EPIDEMIC………. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23…… “For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” Mt. 16:27 The news is filled with stories of one epidemic or another, with this catastrophe or that one, with one tragedy or another. But there…

Seems since I started writing Gospel tracts and devotionals, and most especially since the Lord led me to start sending them out around the country, that it’s been one endless challenge as far as producing and distributing them is concerned both physically and financially. But I TRUST THE LORD TO PROVIDE FOR THAT TO WHICH HE CALLS ME AND THIS MINISTRY. The ministry has been…

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1 John 5:4 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 “…If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom…

Dear friend, ……. Do you know what each new day brings? Much, of course. But first and foremost, the opportunity to live and breathe for the Lord Jesus Christ. To love and glorify God almighty. To love and serve Jesus. To spend time alone with God with the Bible open in our laps and our hearts open to the love and teaching of the Lord.…

THE JESUS LADY ……. “Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47…….. “Got some change?” a homeless man on a New York City sidewalk…

Blessing #70 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…” 1 Cor. 13:4-8 Some versions of the Bible use the word “patient” instead of “suffers long”,…

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