Loved Fiercely—Carly Van Laar

God loves you so fiercely that He gives you the choice to follow Him, or not. Follow Him, trust me, you won't regret it.


November 2015

“I’m trying to avoid your wrath”

“I'm trying to avoid your wrath.” That's what my son said to me last night. You see, I went on a mom rampage. What's a “mom rampage”, you ask?  It's where you deal with those things that you say to... Continue Reading →

Hurry up, God, I can’t wait

What do you do when you are ready to move forward with a decision, but God hasn't answered yet? I asked myself this when I saw what King Saul did in this situation.  He was ready to move forward in... Continue Reading →

Help…I need direction!

What do you do when you're at a crossroads & you don't know which path to take? How do you pick which path to pursue? How do you know which direction is best for you & your life? Don't choose.... Continue Reading →

Kaboom & Jesus: the best cleansers

Some of you know that my arch-nemesis behind Satan is keeping the shower tile grout clean. This product has changed my life! Look at that sentence on the spray it & then "wait for stains to disappear". It works,... Continue Reading →

Nothing to Give

What if you have nothing to give God? Nothing to present to Him as an offering? When I was in middle school, my parents had their own business, an old-fashioned Pharmacy/Soda Fountain. The building had been in my family since... Continue Reading →

Counting Soldiers

Saul was the first king of the Israelites following the period of the judges. He had such humble beginnings. In fact, he was so humble, that when he was being introduced to the tribes of Israel, he was found hiding... Continue Reading →

Why Christians Act Weird

Christians are people who are followers of Jesus Christ.  As Christians, we have surrendered our lives to Christ and allow Him to lead, guide and direct us.  We have acknowledged that we are sinners in need of a savior to rescue... Continue Reading →

What is your stance?

Samuel had the great task of being a mediator of sorts between God and the Israelites.  (This is because Samuel lived during the time of the Old Testament, before Christ, before the Holy Spirit indwells in followers of Jesus, like the... Continue Reading →

There’s No Off Button

I'm done.  As in, I need to be "off".  I've been very "on" the past couple of days & my "plate" is heavy.  My plate is not just heavy for personal reasons, but also for the things I encounter around... Continue Reading →

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