Motivational Minute – The Ladder

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. A couple of years ago, I needed a tall ladder for a painting project. But before I climbed up, I made sure the ladder was leaning securely against a wall that wouldContinue reading “Motivational Minute – The Ladder”

Motivational Minute – The Driver’s Seat

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8 (NASB) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. When my kids were little, they loved going to the grocery store for one reason. They wanted to ride in the shopping carts with steering wheels,Continue reading “Motivational Minute – The Driver’s Seat”

Motivational Minute – Let Your Light Shine

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:14-16 Even been wonderstruck by the beauty of the stars? Hi, I’mContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Let Your Light Shine”

Motivational Minute – Jesus Can Multiply What We Give Him

Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. When I eat out, I often carry home leftovers to eat for lunch the next day. Sometimes I hide my lunch box in the back of the refrigerator because I have no intention of sharing! That’s why I smile when I read John, chapter 6.  Jesus asked his disciples toContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Jesus Can Multiply What We Give Him”

Motivational Minute – The Control Tower

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NRSV) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. When an airplane takes off, it needs help from the controlContinue reading “Motivational Minute – The Control Tower”

Motivational Minute – Spur Them On

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24 (NIV) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. The other day, my family and I were talking about sports teams and their mascots. And I got to thinking about my son’s favorite basketball team, the San Antonio Spurs. A spurContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Spur Them On”

Motivational Minute – Follow the Light

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (ESV) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. Sunflowers are fascinating plants. They get their name because they point their face to follow the sun. Sunflowers turn East when theContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Follow the Light”

Motivational Minute – Hot Cold Game

Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. Matthew 24:12 (NLT) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. When my kids were little, they loved to play the “hot-cold game.” It’s a game where players find a hidden object by listening to verbal temperature clues. For example, “you’re getting warmer,” means theContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Hot Cold Game”

Motivational Minute – Squeezed and Shaken

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NLT) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. The other day, I couldn’t get ketchup to come out of theContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Squeezed and Shaken”

Motivational Minute – Power Supply

Acts 6:5-8 … a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit …. a man full of God’s grace and power … Acts 6:5, 8 (NLT) Hi, I’m Laura Lacey Johnson. One day while packing for a trip, I got a text from a friend with some practical advice. She reminded me to pack myContinue reading “Motivational Minute – Power Supply”