Author Archives: LauraLeeShaw

Why Being Real Is So Stinkin’ Hard…






Authenticity is not a new word, it’s been buzzing around in Christian circles for some time. We’ve been told to be authentic. Be the real deal. The Bible makes it clear that our love for God and others should be … Continue reading




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Downplaying Your Teen’s Drama






How do you deal with your teen’s disappointments, disillusionments & drama? Please share your feedback.




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And the Winner Is…Friendship






I honestly can’t remember the last time I looked at the stat counter on my website. I stopped keeping track of numbers on any social media or any of my blogs a long time ago…not because I’m “so popular I … Continue reading




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But It’s Broken…






Some of the most heart-wrenching tears of my children were cried in their toddler years after a toy would break. One was dropped accidentally, another cracked unexpectedly. Sometimes one was thrown in anger, only to shatter after hitting the floor … Continue reading




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What Makes Mom Proud






One of my favorite television shows is “Chopped.” It’s a live competition where 4 contestants are given baskets of mystery ingredients to put together “an unforgettable meal” as each course is critiqued by 3 judges. Each round someone is chopped … Continue reading




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Where’s the Rainbow?






Steady rain added beauty and praise to my morning coffee one day last week. A glorious rain which would bring temporary relief for our North Texas drought. As I drove my daughter to school, rays of sun began to peekaboo … Continue reading




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Storms Expected on Thursday






I read the headline from my favorite weather man that storms are expected in my area on Thursday. Until then, calm skies. So when I heard the wind practically blowing my house away tonight, I double-checked. Nothing predicted or expected, … Continue reading




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Wailing Prayers






Psalm 56:8 (New Living Translation) “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.” Whether you’re in the middle of a disaster, greatly distressed or … Continue reading




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A Tell-All Tale






“Don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think. Don’t be too quick to tell God what you think he wants to hear. God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better.” Ecclesiastes 5:2, The Message Ever since … Continue reading




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When Push Comes to Shove






“This is MY swing!” yelled the boy, pushing the little girl into the gravel. As she began to cry over her bleeding skinned knee, the boy took his seat on the swing, pumping higher and higher into the air. “Wheeeee! … Continue reading




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