Author: Laurie Davis, Columnist

Norman Lever is Drowned

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on November 24, 1927, was cold and blustery. It was also Thanksgiving Day. The following is a story that was in the Soo Evening Newspaper on Friday, November 25, 1927. As I was going through some papers recently, I was drawn to a file I had […]

How Much Do You Love Me

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10 (NIV) As I was going through some things in my office, trying to get better organized, I found a small laminated card […]


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27 (ESV) Nine years ago, as I sat in my doctor’s office, the news I was […]


“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26 (NKJV) I don’t know how often I have said, Lord, give me strength. Years ago, I was given a bracelet with the verse, “I can do all things through Christ […]

Thank You Jesus

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) One of my earliest memories of things taught to me by my parents as a child was the importance of manners. Always say thank you. If […]

Remember Me

“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’” – Psalm 27:8 (NLT) Scripture is found throughout my home. Over the years, my mom gifted me with plaques, pictures, and various items that contained scripture or some Biblically inspirational message. […]


Recently, as I went through some things, I ran across a newspaper called the “Weekly News Review” out of Washington D.C. The following article about nursing was written on September 19, 1941. The writer’s name was not listed, but it makes for a very interesting read. Keep in mind the […]


“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” – Matthew 5:37 (ESV) I recently went through a major event in my life, and I was counting on the people who had offered help. But not one of those supposedly well-meaning people followed […]

Lost Sheep

“What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one who is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over […]


“and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”- Psalm 50:15 (ESV) What a tenuous world we live in. I sometimes ask myself how it happened. How did life become so messed up? I see our young people mixed up in […]