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Laura Marshall

Hopes, Dreams, & Jesus

December 2, 2020 |
Hopes, Dreams, & Jesus

Of course, Isa didn’t believe in love or the perfection of a man in any form. They were caricatures of someone who didn’t exist. They disappointed, became lame, or dull, or worse yet… addled. 

And so if she were to pursue something or someone so foolish – a figment of her imagination perhaps, she might as well dream impossible, reluctantly, and pursue it wholeheartedly.  

She would meet Cary Grant. But the conundrum was, he was gone from this world. Long ago in a far away time when films were black and white and Hollywood the golden dream.  

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When Life Gets Messy

Keeping the Faith When Life Gets Messy

Both Laura's hair and foyer walls were in an ugly stage. And sometimes so is our life. Find out how God can use our ugly stages in this fun devotion.…

October 28, 2020
God's Rest To A Weary You

God’s Rest For a Weary You

Desperate.Desperate for peace of mind.Space … physical, emotional.For clarity.For a speck of softness among shattered glass.At times, a heart so frantic that the body hums to its rhythm, vibrating.Yet, we know that we know Jesus.And that should change things.It should change things … the…

June 24, 2020
More than stories

Who Needs a Storyteller?

Do you love a good story? Most people do. In this post, Laura shares about more than just stories, she shares about how stories...…

April 29, 2020
shine on

The Oil Lamp

Before the glitter of Christmas was put away, Laura sat quietly on the couch and thought about purpose. Read more in this devotional on Candidly Christian...…

February 24, 2020
Dear fellow wallflower

To The Wallflower On The Outside Looking In…

Are you a wallflower? If you're not, you probably know one. Someone who is often on the outside looking in. Maybe that's not a bad thing. Laura J. Marshall shares more in this post.…

December 23, 2019
The God of all comfort and me.

The God of All Comfort & Me

I sat in the early morning sunshine today. The earth greeted me with birds singing and bees buzzing on the purple coneflowers in the bed beyond the front porch. The days have been long. Worries many. Yet life continued… remained.…

August 19, 2019

The Realty of Life (sick days and all)

I’ve been sick now for a few days. The household is backing up. You know, laundry… dishes… clean surfaces. Don’t get me wrong, my husband and kids have been pitching in. It’s just not the same. Sick enough to call out from work, I’m…

April 15, 2019

You’re the One

The words flashed across my screen. A random email trying to sell something. You’re the One. However, it gave my heart pause, and when that happens, my mind starts to pay attention. The words are something we’d want said to us. The marketing, it’s…

December 10, 2018

Another Day Is Gone

I’m falling behind. I can feel it. I’ve lost my edge. I’m not working as hard or as long. So what, I’ve gotten up early and handled my online job and worked my day job, gone grocery shopping, made dinner. I still need to…

October 15, 2018
Just As I Am

Life Is Worth Living Just As I Am

“If you have the boys mow, leave the back yard for me.” Those words slipped out of my mouth before I could call them back. I’d just had a moment with God. Having woken up and glanced in the mirror before my morning shower,…

August 23, 2018
God is doing a new thing

God Is Doing A New Thing

“Forget the former things;     do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV Rest your…

June 21, 2018

Do You Ever Feel Misunderstood?

I drew a heart in the sand. Someone came alongside me and pointed to the outline. “A turtle,” he exclaimed. He called his friend over. The woman looked at the stick drawing, the ocean foam lapping closer to the edges. “No, it’s a dog.”…

April 2, 2018
Stepping Out in Faith

Stepping Out In Faith vs Saying ‘No’ To God

Struggling, struggling, struggling. I don’t know why life is such a struggle. Can’t I just sit back in my cozy home surrounded by family and comfort? Okay, so I’ll go to work then I can come home and relax, can’t I? I deserve the…

January 29, 2018
the power of Christ

I’m Surrounded by the Power of Christ

I woke up recently with the dream I was having on my mind. In it, I was getting a tattoo, a tiny cross on my ring finger, above my wedding band. The prevalent thought was how we wear Christ everywhere we go. Later (we’re…

November 6, 2017
Sin can't separate us from Jesus... nothing can.

The Sin That So Easily Entangles

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38-39) I just want to leave this scripture here and stare. Write nothing further. Seeing it over a social media feed encouraged me greatly. It’s been a few weeks now of…

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