03.09.2017

3 Things You Should NEVER Stop Doing (especially if you’re 50+)

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

This past Sunday, I ran into one of my favorite mentors at church. Her name is Marjorie Drew. She’s 91-years-old and full of Jesus. As we caught up with one another, we enjoyed the The Most Blessed Conversation and sweet fellowship. The older Marjorie gets, the more I see Jesus in her beautiful countenance and… Read More »

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3 Things You Should Never Stop Doing at 50+

03.03.2017

Encouragement For My 50+ Year Old Friends

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Front Porch Friday

30 didn’t bother me. Neither did 40 or even 50. But birthday #59 this past January was a tough one for me. For the first time in my life, I felt old. And a little insecure. If you’re in the 50+ category like I am, there’s no going back. And looking beyond to 60, 70,… Read More »

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Encouragement for 50+ Year Old Women

03.01.2017

The Replenishing Power of Bluebonnets & Graphic for You

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

Last week’s Front Porch Friday (a little peek at my vegetable garden) was all about 3 John 2 and the importance of replenishing our souls. Being in my garden replenishes me. When my hands are in the dirt, my heart engages with God. But yesterday, I saw something coming up in one of my flower… Read More »

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Bluebonnets & 3 John 2

02.24.2017

Vegetable Garden Tour & Teaching

Author: Laurie Cole

Today, I want to take you out to my vegetable garden for a quick tour and a little teaching. When my husband, Bill, saw me taking you on this tour, he was a little shocked — our garden isn’t is the greatest shape. But God has been teaching me some really sweet things out there… Read More »

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02.23.2017

A Pin, Post, or Tweet for You: 4 Marks of Spiritual Maturity

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

On last week’s Front Porch Friday, I shared the 4 marks of spiritual maturity. If you missed it, you can come on over to the porch right now and watch it here. But today I want to share the 4 marks of spiritual maturity with you in a prettier way so you can pin, post,… Read More »

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02.17.2017

Front Porch Friday: 4 Marks of Spiritual Maturity

Author: Laurie Cole

I was reading Hebrews 5 the other day and boom! Verses 11-12 stopped me in my tracks. See for yourself: “Concerning [Melchizedek] we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone… Read More »

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02.15.2017

Winners! Kari Jobe’s New “Garden” CD

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

Thanks to all of you who entered our giveaway for Kari Jobe’s new CD, The Garden. The two winners are: Debbie Owens Julie Perry Congratulations, winners! Please email your mailing address to priority@priorityministries.com to claim your CDs. Blessings to you!        

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02.13.2017

Giveaway! Kari Jobe’s New “Garden” CD

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

Kari Jobe is one of my favorite worship leaders, and I am thrilled to give you the opportunity to win her newest CD: The Garden. And trust me, you want it. I mean, just look at the cover, for goodness sake. It’s gorgeous!     As I read about The Garden on Kari’s site, I learned… Read More »

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12.23.2016

We Love You, Sisters! Merry Christmas!

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

Christmas is just a couple of days away, and we want you to know that we love and appreciate you more than you know. Thank you for being one of our beautiful, beloved blog subscribers. It is our prayer that each and every one of our posts blesses and encourages you spiritually. Just the other… Read More »

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12.16.2016

A Post-Surgery Update on My Mother

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

Dear Sisters, You are amazing. A couple of weeks ago, I requested your prayers for my mother and her recent cancer surgery. Your response overwhelmed both me and her. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers and for the encouraging notes you posted here and on Facebook. My mother, myself, and our entire family… Read More »

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11.25.2016

How to Pray for America

Author: Laurie Cole

The election is over . . . but the conflict is not. Our nation is still divided. Is there anything you can do? Yes! You can pray for America. Has the non-stop primary and election news coverage has left you battle fatigued and discouraged? Me, too. But this week, the Lord surprised and encouraged me… Read More »

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11.22.2016

The Real Reason I Cook on Thanksgiving

Author: Laurie Cole
Categories: Laurie's Posts

I’ve planned the menu, prepared my grocery list, and shopped for the groceries. Now it is time to begin the annual . . . Thanksgiving Cooking Marathon! Today, I will begin cooking (chopping the veggies, making the gravy, and baking cornbread for the dressing). Tomorrow, I will continue cooking (making the desserts and dozens and… Read More »

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