Author Archives: LauraMac

Rights and Responsibilities

As Americans, we love our rights. We like to quote them. We enjoy living them. It’s been that way from the beginning. To get the Constitution passed, our Founders even had to concurrently adopt the Bill of Rights. The right … Continue reading

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Book Review: Start With Amen

I first met Allen and Ruth Ewing when my husband Kevin and I (young marrieds at the time) were part of the small group they were leading at our church. Ruth was a special mentor to me. Her quiet, gentle … Continue reading

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Write the Word: REST

REST. Are you in need of it? Do you make it a priority? What does it look like in your life? Does the word REST bring to mind an afternoon nap or a week to bake at the beach? I’ve … Continue reading

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He Has Risen!

It was the women who showed up first thing Sunday morning. They were rewarded by being the first to hear the news: He is not here; He is risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6 The angel made it clear: … Continue reading

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Take a Little Time

  On the third day… Esther 5:1a Esther chose to deal with the crisis in her world by taking time to fast and pray. Esther not only prayed … she prayed for three days. The edict has gone out.  This … Continue reading

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For Such a Time as This

God’s name is not mentioned by Mordecai in his words to Esther, but God’s Sovereignty and His provision are clearly evident.  Mordecai’s faith in God Almighty is steadfast.  He has confident hope that God will provide.  The only question is: … Continue reading

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Esther: Shining In A Dark Place

Esther’s name means star. Verse 7 describes her as “..lovely in form and features ..” She is beautiful, but most likely all the girls brought to the palace are beautiful.  What makes Esther different? Why does she stand out from … Continue reading

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Runway or Running Away?

This is the first Miss America, Margaret Gorman.  She was crowned in 1921. Check out that crown! The Miss America Pageant was originally a “Fall Frolic” – an event launched by local Atlantic City businessmen in 1921 as a gimmick … Continue reading

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Protection from Pride

For a full 180 days he displayed the vast wealth of his kingdom and the splendor and glory of his majesty. Esther 1:4 Do you see the pride dripping from those words? If we were playing The 25,000 Pyramid and … Continue reading

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Esther: God’s Great Provision

We are studying Esther this semester in the Bible study I teach locally and you are invited to join along! You can do so by: Reading my Tuesday blog (which highlights one truth from the teaching the previous week) Do … Continue reading

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