Author: Laurie Davis

When You Need a Friend- A Devotion

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) As a young person, I always had a lot of friends. Life was […]

Throw Me A Life Ring – A Devotion

“Reach down from heaven and rescue me; rescue me from deep waters, from the power of my enemies.” – Psalm 144:7 (NLT) The day was sunny, warm, and gorgeous. It was one of those beautiful days that made taking a walk along the waterfront eye inspiring. I paused as I […]

Life After Loss – A Devotion

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) There is something about […]

Empty Words and Promises – A Devotion

“It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it.” – Ecclesiastes 5:5 (NLT) If I could pass on something meaningful, a tidbit of wisdom, or a thought to be perused, I would tell others not to make empty promises. An empty promise is a […]

Leaf Through a Book

My favorite pastime is reading. I keep an ongoing list of books ordered at the local library. Every week I go online and order the books that I want. I love that I can browse and order books from the comfort of my home. I’ve been a reader from a […]

Thinking Of Autumn

I’ve been thinking about the changing of seasons lately. Autumn will be upon us soon, and I wonder where the summer has gone. I feel a little bit of melancholy when I think of autumn. I’m not sure why exactly. I love the fall colors and cooler temperatures. I enjoy […]

I Remember When – Grandma’s Bedroom

I remember grandma leading me up the steep, narrow stairs that led to her bedroom. It was dark climbing those stairs, without a light to guide the way. But as we reached the second-floor landing, light from grandma’s bedroom windows spilled into the hallway. It was so bright that you […]

A Devotion – Start Your Day With C.O.F.F.E.E.

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” – Colossians 3:13 (NIV) Several years ago, I was looking around a favorite shop of mine. I saw a rather large wooden sign with the word C.O.F.F.E.E. […]

A Devotion: God, Its Me Again

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.” – Matthew 6:7 (NLT) I have a wooden sign sitting on top of my Hoosier cabinet that says, “God, it’s me again.” I have […]

A Devotion: The Hurt We Keep Inside

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Like so many others this past year, I have been hurting. Grief, anxiety, and depression tend to overwhelm me at times. I, too, have lost family and friends this past year, […]