Laurie Davis

The Hourglass

“For He says: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.’ Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” – 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NKJV) As a child, I loved to play with my grandmother’s three-minute […]

Talking To God

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) There are many ways to talk to God. Two of my favorite ways are through prayer and journaling. I don’t have a favorite time of day to pray. I pray throughout the day. I […]

His Legacy

“We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” – Psalm 78:4 (NIV) It’s a common thought that when people hear the word legacy, they think of the inheritance of money. […]

He Will Not Forsake You

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (NIV) I love reading Acts 9 about Saul’s conversion. Saul was an educated Jew who didn’t believe Jesus […]

The Sewing Kit

Born in 1902, my grandmother was of the generation I think of as “The Menders” or “The Quilters.” Sewing and mending were just as much a part of keeping a household as cooking, baking, and raising children. Grandma was my superhero. It seemed like she could do anything, and I […]

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 […]