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I am undergoing a massive healing. Imagine. I am under-go-ING a massive healing. Please note the tense of the word. This is not the healing I imagined. Nor is it the healing I hoped for. It is certainly not the healing of which I had dreamed. I wanted the fast-food healing. I placed my order with God, I rushed forward to the next window to…

This morning, bright and early, the Lord shined His fluorescent, chastening light inside my heart and brought forth an ultra clear picture of my side of the street in a long-time relationship with a loved one. He rapidly brought me to my hands and knees in tears of repentance, moving through the mire of emotion to elicit the wholesale truth. After years of finger pointing,…

Stay tuned for an update on why I haven’t been doing any inspirational writing lately. Have I stopped writing altogether? Will I write again? Is there more inspiration headed your way? Check back soon for a special letter with the full story……..Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

You are very cordially invited……..DOGGONE DESSERTSBIRTHDAY BENEFITBenefiting Walk by Faith Ministry & Celebrating Lara Love’s 44th b-daySunday, Oct 16, 2-5pmat Bluffton Assembly of God3775 Argent BlvdOkatie, SC (officially Ridgeland)DOGGIES FOR ADOPTION!DESSERTS FOR HUMANSBOOK SIGNING BY LARA LOVEFUN and FELLOWSHIPLOVE and LAUGHTERIn lieu of a birthday gift, please consider a monetary donation to Walk by Faith Ministry. Those who cannot attend are very welcome to make an…

Sometimes we have dreams that are not God’s. Oftentimes, God allows those dreams. Oftentimes, the world encourages those dreams. Oftentimes, we follow those dreams and believe they are God’s best. But they are not God’s best because they are not His at all. In my own life, because I have always been creative and passionate, I have held a number of dreams in my heart.…

So what happened to Lara Love’s inspirational writing? If I have learned nothing else about inspirational writing, the very best comes when I am led by the Lord. The best comes not when I write in the flesh, but when I write in the Spirit. The best comes when I am well rested, focused on the Lord, and properly prepared. Preparation? Absolutely. Just like Jesus…

In celebration of director Lara Love’s 44th birthday on October 16, all doggie adoptions in the month of October will be reduced to $44. For more information about our available dogs and the adoption process, please visit our petfinder page.Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

Do you believe what the world says about you, or do you believe what God says about you? I am sad to say I have spent most of my life believing what the world says about me – and suffering the consequences. What kind of consequences? In choosing to look into the world as my mirror, I see an image based on the world’s hurts,…

I have the best friends in the whole wide world. Not only is my best-est friend Jesus, but He has given me amazing friends to walk by my side as I learn to follow Him. As I’ve been walking over some rough road, feeling all the hard and sharp pieces of gravel and glass under my feet during this part of my journey, I have…

I’m walking through some tough stuff right now, and I decided to handle things totally differently than I might have oh so recently. I am praising God right in the midst of it – out loud, in words, in song, in tongues. And guess who ain’t so happy right now. Satan hates praise, and he hates worship. After all, praising the Lord reminds Satan about…

Enter into my mind tonight. It’s not always a pretty place to be. I have a bad habit of listening to the devil – and not talking back. Just what the devil ordered. He would love nothing more than to fire fiery darts at me while I yuck them up and ruminate on them just long enough to sink into a quagmire of disappointment, discouragement,…

“You know,” I told a dear friend yesterday by phone. “Walk by Faith Ministry has been under incredible attack from the enemy ever since I moved to South Carolina – over a year. If you look at the circumstances, I should throw in the towel and quit.” I began to share some of the ministry’s statistics for the past year, and my friend could understand…

My mom asked me the other day what I want for my 44th Birthday on October 16. Some things never change. I may be turning a BIG 44, but the gifts still keep coming. This year, I have a very special wish. I would be blessed, and honored, and privileged, and grateful, if people would consider giving a donation to WALK BY FAITH MINISTRY to…

Do you remember when you learned to ride a bicycle? Maybe your father walked by your side holding one end of a stick while you clenched on – ecstatic and petrified all at once – as you learned to ride. Or maybe you relied on training wheels, providing the balance you needed as you learned to do something a small mind could hardly conceive of…

So we don’t get to choose when the road we walk becomes rough, but we get to choose how we walk that road. I am walking through some rough road right now, and decided to get a fresh look as I trudge forward. The hairdresser said, “You’ll have a lot less weight.” I immediately quoted to her a scripture:Heb 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are…

An English friend years ago commented to me, “You Americans miss so much. You’re never looking up.” He then spoke of the amazing artwork in other countries that necessitated people looking up, not down. Though he was not speaking of God, he might as well have been. He also might as well have been talking about me. Back then, I did not know God. But…

When you fall on your face, make sure you land in the right place. I have fallen on my face only to land in the dirt, alone, tired, scared, beaten down, downtrodden, broken and battered by life. I have also fallen on my face and landed on holy ground. In the Bible, numerous references are made to people falling forward to lie prostrate before the…

Yesterday I kept my medicine cabinet closed. Today I do not just plan to open it. I plan to use the medicines inside and to apply them as they are prescribed. The funny thing is that I don’t have a medicine cabinet in my bathroom. Nor do I take medicine – not even aspirin. But I have a Bible full of medicinal scriptures, and some…

Praise the Lord! Joshua (pictured in front) wore his collar for about 6 or 7 weeks following major surgery to remove a massive tumor. He was rescued from euthanization at a SC shelter, flown by private plane to Hilton Head, SC, and had surgery shortly thereafter courtesy of an anonymous family that donated his operation. Though he has other tumors, including a sizable, hard one…

Not too many months ago, I wrote a piece about celebrating Thanksgiving in an unusual month of the year. After all, we Americans are prone to remember Thanksgiving when the holiday comes around – and not always in other months of the year. Not too long after I wrote the piece, I resumed waiting for Thanksgiving for thanksgiving – albeit with a few recollections along…

I can respond to impossible situations in two ways. I can look to the situation, see its impossibility, and wallow and sink in fear and unbelief. Or, I can look at the Lord and believe He can do something about the impossible situation. The devil wants me to focus on the situation and place my faith in its impossibility. In my unbelief, I will then…

The Lord’s admonition to me was clear as a sunny day. “Let go of what you’re holding onto,” He said as I wrote what I heard from Him during my time of seeking His direction. I contemplated what I might be holding onto, and I asked Him in our time together. Was I holding onto a loved one? Fear? Pain? Hurt? The eating disorder with…

Convicted. Chastened. Corrected. I can see clearly now what I have done. I have not placed my trust in God. I have placed my trust in man. I have trusted in myself. I have trusted in people. And I have come out the other end broken, confused, uncertain, and afraid. Where have you put your trust? Surely your trust lies somewhere. But does your trust…

When you see your wrong, what do you do? Do you turn the other way, or do you turn to God? This morning I saw hurt and bitterness in my heart, and instantly I moved on with what I had been doing before I saw it. Then I stopped. I chose not to turn away from the wrong, and I chose to turn to the…

The words just came to me. What can I say? Growing God’s way. But isn’t that the only way? No, it’s not. I have grown in many ways throughout my life, and many have had nothing to do with God whatever. I have grown weary. I have grown discouraged. I have grown frustrated. I have grown impatient. I have grown stressed out. I have grown…

Tired of turning the other cheek? Tired of loving the people hurting you? Tired of forgiving the one who won’t stop offending you? Tired of showing mercy to the person who never gets it right? Tired of doing the right thing when everyone around you is doing the wrong thing? Tired of loving when others are hating? Tired of helping those who won’t help themselves?…

I have known for some time I probably need an eye exam and a new eyeglass prescription, but I did not realize until the Lord spoke to me yesterday how much I needed a new prescription for the eyes of my heart.”Don’t measure with your eyes. Love with you heart,” the Lord said to me.I had been measuring someone up with a judgment I was…

Not only did this week mark the one-year anniversary of my return to coastal South Carolina after 4.5 years in Virginia, but it also marked a strong bout of, “I wonder if I should move somewhere else.” If you have moved to a new location geographically, emotionally, spiritually, or physically in any area of your life because God sent you there, chances are you have…

If I have learned nothing else about God, I have learned this. He is so compassionate, so merciful, so forgiving, so loving, so patient, so long-suffering, and so understanding that He doesn’t give up on me when I fail a test. Rather, He gives me another test – and another, and another. So I am reminded when I look back at the past year and…

Just when my plate couldn’t be any fuller, just when I have dogs coming out of my ears, and just when our budget couldn’t be any more challenged, along comes our newest miracle – Esther. Esther, a severely malnourished but delightfully happy, abandoned hunting hound, bounded her way into my life just yesterday shortly after a loved one for whom I’ve been praying for years…

My Precious Beckles with Speckles Lies in Bed with My Childhood DoggyThank you for all these years together, Father.Many of you prayed for Beckles with Speckles over the past 24 hours. Thank you so much for your prayers! I decided to put my trust in the Lord, knowing no matter the outcome we would be in His hands – and always in His heart. Today we…

The Lord doesn’t call us to merely forgive with our mouths. He calls us to forgive in our hearts. If you do not believe there is a difference, think again. Sometimes I find myself telling people that I have forgiven someone. But my thoughts and feelings speak volumes about the condition of my heart. While I have forgiven that person with my mouth, I am…

I was an English major at an Ivy League university, but some words – many in fact – go right over my head. If the truth be known, some words go right over my heart – until God gets a hold of me and shows me not just the meaning of the words, but what exactly He wants me to do about them. Take the…

God keeps telling me to trust Him. If you don’t believe He’s telling me to trust Him, read the Bible. He’s constantly telling us to trust Him, right? So here is my question. Why am I not trusting God when I am so madly and passionately in love with Him, so dedicated to studying His Word, so immersed in the Body of Christ, so grateful…

I love you forever & ever, my precious Mother Theresa.I wish I could hold you under my waterfall of tears…..But I would rather you be with Jesuswhere you will suffer no more.Thank you Father for the time you gave us together.Thank you Father for welcoming her into your loving arms – forever. Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

I have lost so many I have loved that I have simply lost count. My first loss came in the first grade when I learned my school teacher had died falling off a horse. My most recent lost love was so painful it knocked the breath out of me. I have no idea how many I have lost in between. But I know one thing…

I can’t get giving off my mind. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the greatest blessings in my life. Maybe it’s because my heart hurts when I see people who don’t know the joy of giving. Maybe it’s because I wouldn’t be alive and breathing today if God hadn’t given His Son Jesus to die and live again so I could have eternal life through…

Today I drove a new friend to the church led by my father in Christ Pastor Freddie so she could serve at the weekly soup kitchen. Exhausted from the flood of requests and opportunities I have had to serve lately, I actually took the opportunity to visit with my father in Christ, his wife, and my beloved friend who serves as office administrator. While I…

A friend told me several months back she believed she needed deliverance. Another friend told me recently he believed a loved one of mine needs deliverance. In one way or another, I believe we all need deliverance. Deliverance from bondage, addictions, problems, troubles, issues, challenges, unsafe situations, abusive circumstances, poverty, wrong attitudes, false beliefs, etc. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to discover the Lord could just…

Mother Theresa’s owner planned to shoot and kill her. Her rescuer abandoned her when he fled from the police. She ended up in a dog pen at 12 years old, filthy, in need of medical care, in need of love, in the back yard of a family that did not feel led or able to care for her. She came to Walk by Faith Ministry…

Are you barking up the wrong tree? If you’re barking up the wrong tree, you’re not going to find what you’re seeking. Or, you will find a counterfeit. If you really want to find what you need, quit barking up the wrong tree and move along until you find yourself in the right position to receive what you need. I’ve spent most of my life…

When I approached God over the past week about three areas in my life that were troubling me, His answer was clear, simple, and direct. He told me quite frankly that I was not trusting Him, and that He would not be able to move me forward until I made the decision to trust Him. How easy it would be for me to report that…

Did you remember to rest? Today is the Sabbath day according to many. For others, the Sabbath day is considered Saturday. Regardless of which day you consider the Sabbath day to be, have you remembered this week in your life to rest? Today I am resting. This is rare for me. Even on days I accomplish very little, I am rarely at rest. I aspire…

When little Glory arrived at the animal shelter with her dead pups and a body so neglected she faced certain euthanization, little did she know she would end up with Walk by Faith Ministry and become an inspiration to so many. Who would have thought an emaciated, heartworm positive, matted, partly hairless, lice ridden, body with open sores, two cherry eyes, and mostly blind would…

What happened when the children of Israel were delivered from Egypt? They lived happily ever after, right? They had a decade of sheer bliss, right? They had a party in the wilderness to celebrate, followed by a sabbatical? They went on vacation for six months? No. No. No. The one that had kept them in bondage went right after them. When you are delivered from…

I know virtually nothing about rabbits. They’re cute. Furry. Kids love them. I know lots about beagle dogs. I’ve had plenty of them. They love chasing rabbits – or imaginary rabbits anyway. No matter how well trained, no matter how focused they are on something right in from of them, guess what. When it’s time for the chase, off they go. They get one good…

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