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.


December 2015

Snow Globes

I've been carrying something I shouldn't be carrying. I thought I had given “it” over to God, but as it turns out, I kept picking “it” right back up. I made excuses as to why I was still carrying “it”,... Continue Reading →

A Deep Question

On our way home from my parents' house on Christmas Evening, we had just hit the highway, and the hum of the tires on the road helped us settle into the ride ahead. The dogs had found their perfect spots--one... Continue Reading →

“He kissed me yesterday.”

“He kissed me yesterday.” I'm praising God today for this sentence. For those of you who have been on journey with me, go ahead & skip this paragraph.  For those of you who haven't been on journey with me, my... Continue Reading →

What If?

What if my story, my relationship with God, my thoughts, my actions were recorded in a well-read book that people would read over and over for thousands of years? This is what I asked myself when I was studying the... Continue Reading →

Drop All the Hats

We all wear a lot of hats. This past weekend, I tried to become very overwhelmed as to just how many hats I wear. Here's just a few: mom           preschool director        ... Continue Reading →

You’re Covered

This was a story that was told to me this week by Mrs. Diane, with whom I work, and like any good story, it needs to be retold. She told me that she was eating dinner with her daughter &... Continue Reading →

Tuck it Away

I encountered my most favorite sentence of the season on Sunday, when it was read during the lighting of the Advent candle: “But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Here's the entire passage: “When the angels... Continue Reading →

A Wrapped Gift

Call me crazy, but when I am given a gift, I treasure it more before I unwrap it. You see, before I unwrap it, I am reveling in the thoughts behind the gift: -the fact that the giver even thought... Continue Reading →


Today I crossed paths with a fellow mom. In May, she had a job, an apartment, 3 boys, and twin boys on the way. Today, she had no job, lives in government housing, and has 4 boys. These changes happened... Continue Reading →

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