Browsing: today’s little letter from lara

Dear friend, It’s a new day! Sometimes when I’m in a season of struggle, of challenge, of some sort of difficulty, I wake up in the morning without my usual excitement at the prospect of a new day. Without a thankful heart. Without realizing how blessed I am to have a forever relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, to have the Spirit of…

Dear friend, Please don’t quit. I’m not just asking you. I’m begging you. If the Lord has called you to something, or to someone, and you’re clear about that, and you’ve checked to make sure it’s biblical, this calling, as the Lord only and always speaks in line with the Bible, then please hear me when I say this. Please don’t quit. No matter how…

Some relatively new friends of mine who are going through multiple trials all at once contacted me from the homeless shelter where they recently moved to give me an update on how things stand. My heart hurts for all they are going through, but at the same time my heart rejoices. For they are strong believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, their faith is in…

Dear friend, The best refreshing in life doesn’t come from a good night’s sleep or a wonderful far-away vacation or a trip to the spa or anything of this world at all. It comes from time spent in the presence of the Lord with our hearts and Bibles wide open to the Lord and His Word, to His love, grace, peace, hope, joy, comfort, wisdom,…

Dear friend, A friend encouraging me this morning sent me a Bible verse and then this quote from long-ago missionary David Brainerd: “I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so that I could but gain souls to Christ.” Her message to me was so short. So simple. So sweet. One Bible verse. The words of someone from long…

Dear friend, Believe it or not, Mondays are always the hardest day of the week for me. It’s not that I don’t want to get back to work. I LOVE MY WORK because it’s FOR THE LORD. It’s that the devil comes at me so exceedingly hard virtually every Monday without fail to get me to quit before I get started into the week forward…