Browsing: Latest Little Letter from Lara

Dear friend, “I look up to her,” a homeless friend told a friend of mine as she spoke to my friend about me. Yes, you read that right. My homeless friend was telling my friend how she looks up to me. In the past, I might have wanted that. I might have even craved that. The love, approval, acceptance, validation,…

Dear friend, ……. I am totally blown away by the amount of brokenness I am seeing everywhere I turn from on the streets in my ministry work to the news to telephone conversations with friends and strangers to my own story and heartache due to the wrongdoing of others and on and on. I shouldn’t be surprised, of course, because…

Dear friend, ……… “Just because she’s mean to you, Mr. Simeon, doesn’t mean you have to be mean to her,” I told paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon about his sister paralyzed dog Miss Mercy. What can I say? A dark, rainy kind of afternoon. A long day. Tired. Too much chocolate. Sugar crash. Lots of ministry day after day. I have…

Dear friend, ……….. Someone I know shared with me how his dear elderly friend was found dead. The great loss made him think of his own mortality and how he sensed that his death might not be too far into the future. He had long ago turned from a lifestyle of sin, believed in Jesus Christ as Lord who died…

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