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“Laura, I don’t understand why I feel so lonely?” the pretty woman shared with me. “There isn’t anything catastrophic going on,” she continued. “And yet I feel a gloomy emptiness, almost as if I’m mourning. Friends tell me I shouldn’t feel this way because my life...

“Laura, could I ask you a question?” the woman attending my event asked apprehensively. “Of course,” I replied, hoping my smile would ease her anxiety. “I don’t want to offend you,” she responded. Now I was curious. “I don’t offend easily. You don’t last long in ministry if...

Nothing in my life has taught me more about becoming Christlike, than being a stepmom. After more than thirty-two years in this role I have often felt: Betrayed…as Jesus was. Rejected…as Jesus was. Abandoned…as Jesus was. Ridiculed…as Jesus was. Forgotten…as Jesus was. Unappreciated…as Jesus was. ...