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From Complaining to Praise

“This bed is not comfortable,” I thought after laying down in my hotel bed. Then immediately I prayed, “Thank you for this bed, oh Lord!” How prideful, how arrogant, how self-pitying, how negative, how selfish, how unthankful, how complaining, yes, how sinful I was in that moment. For starters, the bed was perfectly fine. Not to mention I am blessed to have a bed at all when so many do not. Most importantly, God blesses me beyond measure daily in countless ways beginning with giving me a forever relationship with…

Changed by God

I was going through yet another major change and big loss when suddenly it dawned on me I was filled with love, hope, peace, joy, and excitement at moving forward in life and ministry. I cannot begin to tell you how much change and how many losses I have faced over the years, and rest assured most of the time I was overwhelmed, stressed beyond measure, discouraged, depressed, panicked, down, petrified, hurt, bitter, angry, prideful, rageful, anxious, self-pitying, negative, and complaining. This time around, my heart was filled with the…

Because I Love You

“It’s because I love you I’m not giving you any more,” I told my beloved nearly 16 year old ministry doggy Abigail. She was having her breakfast when I pulled it away from her to save for later. She was having a little procedure at the doggy doctor’s in just a few hours. I needed to do what was best for her. No sooner did I speak those words to her in my little mommy-to-doggy voice than I saw the significance they bore and knew I had a message to…

The New You

One day someone thanked me for my “positivity”. Rest assured by nature I have always been one of the most negative, complaining, self-centered, self-pitying people imaginable. But when we turn from our sins, believe Jesus Christ is Lord and in His death and resurrection, truly surrendering and devoting our lives to God and His ways, we are born again spiritually and become a “new creation.” God then begins His work on us as He transforms us into the men and women of God He created us to be. We are…

Don’t Give Up Now!

“You are so close now, Lara,” the Holy Spirit of God spoke to me about something God had called me to do in my ministry work. “Don’t give up now.” Sometimes we are so very close to where the Lord is leading us to be, so very near to finishing what He has given us to do, so on the verge of completing an assignment from God, so on the cusp of getting to where God wants us to go, so on the pathway the Lord has clearly set before…

Update & Prayer Request

Hi everyone, So sorry for not sending out my usual Good News Daily this past week! I have had my heart and hands busy with a number of things and thought I would give you an update. I have been working on the ministry website & preparing it for some technology changes whereby the messages the Lord gives me to write will be able to reach a wider expanse internationally. In addition, my nearly 16-year-old special needs ministry dog Abigail got very sick last week. I have also had some…

Donation Receipts for 2020

Thank you so very much to all who donated to Good News Ministry in 2020. If you need a receipt for your taxes, please contact me at 843-338-2219 or lara@GoodNews.love. Thank you!!!!

When God Says GO!

Please consider these 6 vitally important words – and how they might apply to your life. Arise. And. Go. Then. I. Went. Now please read the following verses from the book of Jeremiah in the Bible before I share with you what the Holy Spirit of God brought to my attention regarding these 6 vital words. “The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the…

Stay Here, Don’t Run!

I supposed the Holy Spirit was just talking to me not giving me a message for anyone else but solely for me. Certainly I needed to hear it. Hear what? These words. Stay here. Don’t run. When I was a little girl and went to public swimming pools, the lifeguard would raise his or her voice sometimes and say, “Walk! Don’t run!” The children would be running around the pool. Dangerous. Against the rules. The children needed to be stopped. They needed to hear the lifeguard’s voice, listen, and obey.…

When the Lord STOPS You!

“I don’t want to – “ I started to think. The Holy Spirit immediately stopped me in my tracks. “It doesn’t matter what you want. You will do what is right,” He spoke to my heart. Enough said. I was on the wrong track. The wrong path. I needed to get on the right path. His. When the Lord warns us, corrects us, chastens us, leads us to repentance, when He makes clear in one way or another we are already turned away from Him, or are about to turn…

Be Strong!

Know what the Bible says when it comes to strength? Lots – including this. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Then the Bible tells us to put on and use the entire armour He gives us to fight and have victory in our spiritual battles as the devil comes hard at us in his despicable mission to kill, destroy, and steal (John 10:10). Maybe you are already familiar with these verses just below, but I encourage you to read them once…

Your Love Life

God calls us to a life of LOVE. Loving Him with ALL our hearts and loving others as ourselves. His greatest commands. He gave me a wonderful reminder about loving others one day when I was talking to my paralyzed ministry doggy Miss Mercy. Call me crazy because I talk to my dogs. That’s okay. I spend lots of time on my own doing my ministry work and do much praying to the Lord when I’m not out and about talking to people about Jesus. I also chit chat away…

A Good Night’s Sleep

“Thank you for a good night’s sleep,” I told the Lord. My Father in heaven, my God, my King, my precious, beloved Savior! My Jesus! Despite desperately needing rest, I got about 1 or 2 hours of sleep between my usual tossing and turning coupled with my sweet senior ministry doggy Abigail getting sick. Why then did I thank the Lord? Why would I want to praise Him? I have spent far too much of my life being negative, complaining, moaning, groaning, feeling sorry for myself, creating drama, thinking the…

Those Prideful Thoughts!

Those thoughts matter. Know what I’m referring to? Those prideful thoughts. Let me explain. Pride is NOT merely when we say and do things with arrogance and make ourselves out to be better and superior and more wonderful and more successful and more experienced and more anything and everything than others! Pride is ALSO when we have THOUGHTS in which we LIFT OURSELVES UP as BETTER THAN and PUT AND SHOVE OTHERS DOWN as less than and worse than, etc. When we lift ourselves up arrogantly in any way, even…

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