Three โ€œGo-Toโ€ Scripture Verses

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Three Favourites 8 Comments

I was trying to decide what I should post about today and decided Iโ€™d share a few verses that I always find encouraging–whether I’m in a nerve-wracking situation or just feel overwhelmed by the wickedness that I see in the world. No matter what we’re facing, God’s word always holds the encouragement and strength we need. ๐Ÿ™‚ We just need …

Defying Jihad | A Book Review

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Quotes, Review 2 Comments

I read Defying Jihad a number of months ago now and have been intending on doing a review on my blog ever since!! So here it (finally) is. ๐Ÿ˜€ In short, this story has God’s faithfulness woven intricately through out it, from the start to the end! It was like getting a great big dose of encouragement in the form …

What Makes a “Good Read?”

Lauren Compton Encouragement 14 Comments

There are lots of books to read. Lots of intriguing sounding plots and captivating covers. But what exactly equates to a “good read” to me? That’s certainly quite the question! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I guess I’ll start by listing some things I appreciate when I’m reading! Skilful writing (certainly a big plus!) Adventure (yep, love a good dose of that to …

Take Heart!

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Jayne's Endeavour, Quotes 10 Comments

Spring is well and truly in the air over here! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s exciting to see all the flowers coming out and the blossoms appearing! Our garden is full of soooo much colour and splendour!! God is such an amazing designer!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s a couple of pictures one of my siblings took recently! Aren’t they amazing colours!? ๐Ÿ˜€ And those are …

Does Is Really Matter?!?

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Review 6 Comments

What we allow to capture our imaginations and hearts shapes how we think and act ๐Ÿ˜€ Which means . . . books are powerful!! ๐Ÿ˜€ As an author that is a scary and wonderful thought all wrapped into one! Scary because of the responsibility that comes from publishing words and ideas that will influence others. And wonderful because God is …

The LORD is my . . .

Lauren Compton Encouragement 4 Comments

My sisters put together a list of Scripture verses that demonstrate the greatness and goodness of God as an encouragement for someone. When I saw it, I knew I had to include it in a post ๐Ÿ˜€ So here’s the list! And don’t forget to pay extra attention to the words in bold! ๐Ÿ™‚ “The LORDย isย myย strengthย and myย shield; my heart trusted …