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If anyone reading this is familiar from the Bible and even from personal experience with spiritual warfare especially when it comes to those involved in full-time ministry work and how exceeding that warfare can be, I would be most thankful for your very big prayers right now! I would also be extremely thankful for prayers concerning the Lord’s provision for…

WHEN THE HURT DOESN’T STOP HURTING “For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.” Psalm 61:3-5 Day after day, week after…

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 “Don’t hurt the birds please!” I called out to a boy in the New York City park who was chasing after birds as he kicked out his foot over and…

BLESSING 104…. “My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” Psalm 84:2……. Everything in this world will one day come to an end, and the world itself will come to its demise. But the Lord shall live and reign forever, and all who turn from…

WHEN THE HELPER IS HURTING …….. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 ………. “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 ““If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may…

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…

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16……… When the Lord led me to give a little snack to a homeless man I know who turned out to be hurrying down the street with his dog as he carried a big bag of food he had just…

BLESSING 103……. “Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob. Raise a song and strike the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the lute. Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our solemn feast day. For this is a statute for Israel, A law of the God of Jacob.…

“Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.” Psalm 100:2…………. “If you need more help, you know where we’ll be,” two of my homeless friends essentially told me just hours after volunteering their time folding Gospel tracts and devotionals in the little park where they sleep. If you read my message yesterday about them, you know one of them has…

PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO SEE THE WHOLE ISSUE OF TODAY’S GOOD NEWS DAILY!……….. TODAY’S LITTLE LETTER FROM LARA………….. Dear friend, It’s the end of a long day, and I feel I got so little accomplished. In the world’s eyes, that’s probably true. But then, I realize I loved the Lord with all my heart.…

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…

A HOMELESS WOMAN, A PARALYZED DOG, AND PIZZA……… “And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have…

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…!………. Blessings 86-97 “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless…

“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ” Phil. 3:8…… I know a precious woman of Christ who fell in love with a man who loves Jesus like she…

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,…

Wow, I’m exhausted! Streets ministry, writing Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books, and caring for the streets ministry special needs doggies, not to mention dealing with numerous challenges I would have loved to have done without. And just a month back in New York City for a season of streets ministry here! Exhausted? Yes! But thrilled, excited, humbled, and more passionate…

Dear friend, ………… Years ago I was offended because two friends didn’t want to do something I wanted to do to honor the Lord. I felt what I wanted to do honored the Lord. They felt it did not. We became divided over the issue……. All these years later, I realize three things. First, we shouldn’t have been divided. We…

LET’S PUT AWAY OUR BASEBALL BATS……….. “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29……… When someone shared with me how a bunch of people with baseball bats were hanging around her and a friend one night as though they might become violent which could…

Blessing 85……….. “I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure (Psalm 119:162).”………… How glorious is the Lord Jesus Christ! How almighty is the Lord! How awesome is His Word! You might be surprised that I meet people continually in my streets ministry work who say they believe in Jesus as Lord and call themselves Christians and may…

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:11-12…………. When I shared with a friend how a church pastor had treated me very poorly, aggressively, hurtfully, and wrongly, and how he had not apologized, she told me a story…

SEASONS & REASONS ………. “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:” Ecc. 3:1 …………….. “I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”” Psalm 40:8 Sometimes the Lord brings us into a season of service for Him only to lead us out of that season into a new season, and it…

This morning I was blessed with meeting so many people as I walked paralyzed doggies Mr. Simeon and Miss Mercy in their wheelchairs in the nearby park. I was privileged with talking to people about the Lord Jesus Christ and handing out Gospel tracts. This is just a little snippet of what my days are like. Between writing and doing…

Dear friend, ……….. I stood on a street corner praying with two street preachers I had just met as I walked the streets of New York City following the leading of the Lord when hands came down and rested on my shoulders as another stranger joined us in prayer. None of us knew each other. The Lord had simply led…

WE WILL ANSWER TO JESUS “and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15 “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess…

Blessing #84 “”If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,” let Israel now say – ” Psalm 124:1 This verse may be referring to people from long, long ago, but is it not so very applicable to us today? If we stop to reflect on our lives thus far, there would not be time enough to…

DON’T RUN AWAY “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”’ Psalm 91:1-4 Sometimes the thing we’re most likely…

“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”” 2 Tim. 2:19-21 My long-time pastor and daddy in Christ who went on to be with the Lord years ago got up before the congregation and started preaching when all of a sudden he stopped…

Just as the Lord blesses me with more and more ministry opportunities on the streets of New York City and well beyond via my Gospel tracts, devotionals, books, and Good News Daily, I have been facing one challenge after another particularly in the way of people’s lack of love, kindness, care, compassion, and respect. The devil is coming hard at me to try…

Dear friend, ………. Ever had anyone really hurt you and then not acknowledge what the person did let alone apologize? I have had that experience a number of times in my life, and, honestly, it never gets any easier when it comes to the hurt. But there is something SO BEAUTIFUL I have discovered that can happen when it occurs.…

THE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY STORY……….. “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. 32:37-40 When a man in the park where I’m so blessed regularly to…

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12…….. We need to be careful with people’s hearts. Oh, how very much we can hurt the hearts of others whether on purpose or not on purpose at all. Most of all, we can hurt the heart of the Lord! For when we fall short in…

Hello everyone, ………. Please forgive me for not keeping up with my GOOD NEWS DAILY over the past week or so! I’ve been blessed with an extreme number of ministry opportunities on the streets of New York City, have been deeply immersed in seeking the Lord and doing research on changes to keep up with the growth of publishing and distributing…

Dear friend, ………. When I was growing up, my beloved Mom told me the best way to make a decision is to write out a list of pros and cons. Probably many people would quickly agree. After all, shouldn’t we figure out why we should and shouldn’t do something in order to know how to proceed? There may well be…

THE CURLING IRON LADY………… “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith,…

Blessing #83……. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:3……….. When the Lord told me to go read Proverbs 18, I didn’t know why. I simply obeyed. He knew why. He had just watched me experience something yucky. Hard. Sort of scary. Uncomfortable. He knew my heart. He knew my need. And He…

“He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness, and honor.” Proverbs 21:21…….. “teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,” Titus 2:12-13………. Only in New York City would I be walking down…

Dear friend, ……… The Lord’s will and ways don’t always make sense to us, but I’ve long since learned it really doesn’t matter. Whether or not we understand why God commands, calls, desires, and leads us to do what He wants us to do whether in the big picture or simply day by day really isn’t the point. What matters…

THE YOUNG LADY WITH THE BROKEN HEART…….. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the…

Blessing #82 “Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He said to Him, “Which…

“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.” Proverbs 8:17……. Sometimes we can find ourselves with people in our lives whose voices concerning the Lord are so loud that it’s hard to hear God Himself speaking to our hearts. It’s not necessarily that they want to talk so much and so strongly to…

The Lord continues to bless me with countless ministry opportunities, and I couldn’t be more excited and thankful – and, yes, a bit tired. Yesterday, the Lord blessed me with something so very beautiful. I stood at a streetlight waiting to cross when I prayed simply, “Lord, please have me to run into so-and-so.” I had recently learned a homeless…

Dear friend, …… It amazes me how desperately I didn’t want to come back to New York City this summer for another season of streets ministry here and how immediately upon arrival I found myself fully surrendered and facing what since my arrival have been countless ministry opportunities. Everything I have needed, the Lord has provided. I have drawn closer…

THE LORD ASKED ME A QUESTION……….. “”But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:6-8 I had been seeking the Lord about something for several days when…

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