1 Samuel 7:11

You may be encouraged today by these previous posts, also on the topic of deliverance from idols and returning to the Lord; God and Pornography, Satisfaction, and Sleep (My Idol). Be blessed, be encouraged to return to the Lord who will deliver you today. Lots of love, L. © Lauren Macdonald. Unauthorized use and/or duplication…

Trust – Without It, We Bully.

I was chatting to one of the teachers at the Montessori Playgroup I attend with my son on Wednesdays, asking for some advice and she said to me, “Well I wish I’d never yelled at my kids, but I did.” She went on, “I vividly remember finding out, that the most perfect Mum at school,…

King Google

Who is your King? Who rescues you out of all your calamities and disasters? King Google? King Dad or Queen Mum? King Friends? King Husband or Queen Wife? King Pastor? King Doctor? King Shrink? King Boyfriend/girlfriend?  King Expert? King Myself? 1 Samuel 10:19 says, But you have now rejected your God, who saves you out of all…

What to Do When We’re Anxious.

It feels like ‘Working Through Anxiety Week’ at our place. God’s on a roll. The kids, and I … after lights out … most nights this week … each one in turn, have been looking in the bible by torchlight, for what God says we are to do about anxiety. We’ve discovered that God promises…

Satisfaction

Twice in one day, last week, God spoke to me about finding our satisfaction in Him. There was a moment when I was imploding. I could feel the pressure building inside me. It was the end of school holidays, I had not prayed or even sat quietly for days. It was singing, by one of…

Just fitting God In, Is Better Than Leaving Him Out Altogether.

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Sometimes I stress about not keeping up with friends when life is crazy. When all I can manage is a text or a Facebook message, or a random like on Instagram, to make sure they know I haven’t forgotten them. Sometimes they won’t even know, but I sent up an…

“All I’m Asking, is For a Normal Amount of Perspective Here!”

Photo by mali maeder from Pexels Notting Hill; holds the title of “Most-Watched,” out of my all-time favourite movies. The film came out in 1999, the year of my searching. After a swathe of breakups and trauma and sadness and giving up on love, and friendships in my own life, we connected, me and the…

Psalm 37:1-9

I am loving reading through a Psalm every day. The other day I read Psalm 37. Verses 1-9, I felt, were given to me as mine to meditate on and pray through. Encouraged by my journey through Ruth the other week I decided to break it down for myself. I figured you may like to…

On Never Having It Easy

Photo by Nubia Navarro (nubikini) from Pexels This is an old post from 2009, written during the days of chronic fatigue recovery for my husband, and three kids in three years and one month, for me. I found it amongst our chronic fatigue recovery blog posts and I felt it was still relevant, still important….

Children of God

When you’re a mum, you need to be all things to all men. Some days I’m good at it some days I’ve got work to do. But God gives me a way and a why. The way is to understand my freedom. I am not slave to anyone, I belong to no-one. I am free but I choose…