Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Encouraging Word

I received an encouraging word today. Someone took the time to send an email with kind and thoughtful words.

She saw a gift in me. A gift the Lord has shown me and yet I did not believe Him. How many times I have neglected this gift that is meant to be shared with others and yet I hide. I have obeyed occasionally out of duty and respect, but not belief. Lord please forgive me.

Thank you Lord for sending an encouraging word my way to help me. Now I will pass this encouragement along.

Won't you pass an encouraging word or two to someone today? An encouraging word not only lifts someone's spirit but it can breathe life into their soul. (Prov 18:21) We all have hard days and a little love expressed thru words is one of the greatest gift you can give.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bride Vs. Wife

I have started reading a book that is really challenging me. This book has a chapter that challenges you to evaluate your heart, attitudes and motives toward your husband. In this chapter, the book asks an interesting question. Are you a bride or a wife? I never thought about it before.

A bride is totally in love with her husband, patient and kind to him. A bride is more like what we call a newlywed. I remember our honeymoon period is a time when I would do extra special things for my husband just because he was my husband and I loved him.

The wife is someone whose love has grown cool. Usually the demands of life saps the energy of a wife and she no longer sees her husband like she did during the honeymoon period. She's usually crabby and waiting at the door to tell him all about her day. At least, I did.

My husband and I have been married for 17 years. The saving factor throughout all our issues is the fact that I pray. God has protected our love for each other, mututal respect and the ability to enjoy each other's company. God created wives to be helpers. I like the amplified's version of Genesis 2:20 "And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to all the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him." Are you more of a helper?

Another saving grace in our marriage is that we are best friends. We started as friends long before we dated. We still have fun and laugh together. We have the ability to look at each other accross the room and have the same kind of thoughts about something we see.

As I write this, I'm re-evaluating my marriage and I'm being challenged to be more like a bride and not so much a wife. How about you?

Monday, March 30, 2009


Hello. My name is Lori Lauth. I'm married and a mother of three. My children's ages range from 7-13 years old. Hormones are running rampant and just reving up in my home. I work out of my home for my husband and am active in my church. I recently have taken up running, I'll have to share that story at a later time.

I'm writing this blog to share thoughts, ideas insights and feelings about my journey through life. My hope is to give a realistic look into my life as a work in progress as I grow, mature and pursue my relationship with Jesus. From time to time I may be silly or serious but I hope always loving. Sometimes I will share things I have found to make my life easier like tips to work smarter not harder, this may be especially usefull to mothers raising younger children.

I hope my posts are a blessing and encouragement for your life.