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Under Loving Construction

Just as I am under ever loving construction in the hands of the Lord who is ever transforming me by His Holy Spirit through His Word, the Bible, so am I right now lovingly transforming my ministry website. Please would you check back in the next few days once the changes are in place? In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at love@GoodNews.love or 843-338-2219. Thank you!

Devil Attacked My Friendship!

In the devil’s merciless mission to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10), one thing he loves to do is to attack people’s relationships with the Lord most of all and also to attack people’s relationships with one another. Stands to reason. After all, God’s greatest commands are to love Him with all our hearts and others as ourselves (Luke 10:26-27). The devil attacks our relationships with God and with others vehemently, vengefully, viciously, and vigilantly. Which is exactly what he did for the umpteenth time one day when I was…

My Big LOVE Prayer!

I sat down on the edge of my hotel bed which is half filled with Bibles, highlighters, pens, notebooks, paralyzed ministry doggy Miss Mercy’s diaper station, pillows, blankets – and, oh, yes, some empty space for me! Then I prayed. A really big prayer. In very few words. “Help me to love,” I prayed. Such a very simple prayer. But when I think about it now, I realize how unfathomably vital it is. Because of this. God’s TWO GREATEST COMMANDS are these. To LOVE Him with all our hearts and…

Good News Daily – New Year’s Day

Dear friend, People all around the world today with the start of this new year are looking for a reason to hope and hoping with all their hearts this year will be better than the last. I searched for hope for decades due to being broken beyond human hope and repair and given my life’s circumstances and at long last found THE ONLY HOPE that is 100% guaranteed, NEVER FAILS, and LASTS FOREVER! The Lord Jesus Christ – and a forever relationship with Him. I have more HOPE today than…

Imitating Jesus

Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are to imitate the Lord! As His dear children! Including when it comes to LOVE! “Therefore be imitators [followers in KJV version] of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Eph. 5:1-2 The KJV version translates the Greek word meaning “imitators” into “followers”. We who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are to follow the Lord Jesus Christ! We are to…

Are You a Doer?

“Take me deeper in understanding and practice,” I prayed as I dove into some Bible verses I have read over and again through the years. I wanted to go deeper. So I prayed for God to take me there, but this is not all. I prayed for Him to help me put into practice what He would show and teach me. Friend, faith comes in HEARING GOD – and specifically HEARING GOD’S WORD. But we are not to only HEAR God’s Word. We are to DO God’s Word! We who…

Do Not Do It!

DON’T DO IT! Don’t take on what God does NOT give you to do! Don’t take on what is NOT His will for you! Don’t take on what is NOT a responsibility He has given you! Don’t take on what God has NOT given you to do now even if it is His will for a future date! Pray to God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Seek Him. Wait on Him. Hear Him. Obey Him. Believers in Jesus Christ as Lord are to follow Jesus Christ as…

Praying the Will of God

When you read the three sets of Bible verses below, what do you see they all have in common? Let me encourage you to consider this as you read through them. The Lord shows us through all of them the vitalness of the Holy Spirit when it comes to prayer! We who have turned from our sins and put our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord who died to pay our sin penalty and was raised from the dead, making a genuine commitment to live for Jesus and following through…

Drawing Near to the Lord

“But it is good for me to draw near to God…” Psalm 73:28 Some of us hold onto the world and our everyday lives and our calendar books and appointments and responsibilities and our relationships and our to-do lists and our families and social lives and agendas and school work and jobs and entertainment and enjoyments and doctors’ appointments and the whole of our everyday lives so tightly that we can’t even conceive of coming away from it all each and every day to draw near to God! Or, we…

I Can Hear a Bird!

I can hear a bird! I thought to myself as I walked the short distance from my hotel room to the trash can by the lobby where I needed to dump paralyzed ministry dog Miss Mercy’s dirty diaper. Not exactly a fun and inspiring chore. But oh, how I could hear that bird! I felt thrilled I could hear that one single bird twittering away. I have struggled throughout my life with one thing or another pretty much daily for decades, and the past year had its own set of…

Good News Daily – December 30

Wednesday, December 30 Dear friend, Today I am blessed to share with you the following THREE MESSAGES: * I CAN HEAR A BIRD! * PRAYING THE WILL OF GOD * DRAWING NEAR TO THE LORD May you be blessed, encouraged, and inspired. And may the Lord be glorified! To Him be all the glory! love & blessings, lara … I Can Hear a Bird! I can hear a bird! I thought to myself as I walked the short distance from my hotel room to the trash can by the lobby…

Blessings & Balloons!

A sweet woman I met on the beach who quickly made clear her love for the Lord told me how she pictured looking upward at a sky full of balloons representing the Lord’s blessings. She envisioned reaching her arms upward to grab hold of the balloons as though she were grabbing hold of each and every one of the blessings Jesus had stored up and planned for her. As I listened to her joyfully share her vision, I had an amazing realization about what the Lord has done in my…

Insatiable Hunger

Have you ever loved something or someone so much you literally feel like you will never be able to get enough of that thing or that person? Like your hunger will never be met and your thirst never quenched and your longing never satisfied and your desire never fulfilled? Are you familiar with the word insatiable? This is what I’m writing of. When we crave and yearn for something or someone so much only to find nothing will ever measure up to the degree of craving and yearning we have!…

Come, Hear, & Do!

COME. HEAR. DO. Three seemingly insignificant words until you put them all together in the context of the Lord Jesus Christ and of His very own words in the Bible and of lovingly, humbly, and faithfully following Him! Please read the following verses: “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against…

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