Laurie Davis


“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but […]


I was going through some old papers recently and found a brochure published by the National Association of Manufacturers. It’s from around 1940. I want to share it with you. I am posting this as it was written in the brochure. I did not change wording or punctuation. Not only […]


I am a 66-year-old woman who wants a do-over. Anyone close to my age probably remembers those old Morton salt commercials with the slogan, “When it rains, it pours.” That’s my life. I read a book recently, and the main character’s daughter was a five or six-year-old girl who told […]


Anna Jarvis wasn’t my mom. In fact, I never heard of her until I started writing this story. She was the person who created Mother’s Day over 100 years ago. She started the holiday to honor all the sacrifices mothers make for their children. She was born in 1864 in […]


“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. (14) I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14 (ESV) I had freckles growing up, and I hated them. I was […]


I love seagulls. I smile when I hear that first seagull in the Spring. I know some people complain about them, but they may be the kind of people who just like to complain. Not only are they beautiful, but they are intelligent. According to Bird-X, they learn from experience […]

Recreating Our History

I love history. It was one of my favorite subjects in school. There is something about learning from the past that helps us understand where we are now and how we got here. Now, I am looking into my family history. While my mom was still living, I would ask […]

Sharing With Others

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” – Hebrews 13:16 (ESV) I was a young woman when my husband died. I was like a fish without water not knowing where to turn, what to do, how to act, […]

Spare Ribs Anyone

I hurt my ribs a week ago. I won’t say how or where it happened, but needless to say, I am in excruciating pain. I have never had pain like this. But now I know why God made toes. I said that at the doctor’s office the other day, and […]

The Gift

Sometimes it seems as if it were yesterday growing up in the late 1950s and early 60s. My brothers were quite a bit older than me. They were teenagers and had their own lives and friends. They didn’t want to be bothered by a little sister who wanted to tag […]