The secret place……..

The Secret Place:

I have decided to do some excerps from the book “Living Safely in a dangerous world” by Mac Hammond Here is today’s excerp: “Psalm 91 is born of Moses’ personal experience with God the deliverer.

Notice the first verse: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Immediately, Moses tells us of a special place he calls “the secret place of the most High.” We’re told it is possible to “dwell” there. The Hebrew word translated “dwell” literally means “to stake a claim to” or “to remain.”

The Secret Place of God is not a place you can slip in and out of from hour to hour. It’s not a position that is attained one moment and lost another. To truly abide in the Secret Place requires living there. It’s a lifestyle. What is the result of living in this Secret Place? The second half of the verse tells us: you “shall abide under the shadow ofthe Almighty.” Throughout the Bible, the concept of a shadow is used to symbolize God’s anointing and covering presence.”

From The book: “Living Safely in a Dangerous World” By Mac Hammond ❤ Published by Mac Hammond Ministries

Let’s Pray: “Father we thank you that you want us living in this secret place! It’s also mentioned in 1 John when you said “abide in me” and we ask you this, Father, let your words abide or live in us and help us to live IN YOU. In our minds and in our hearts Father let your word take precedence in our very lives. in Jesus’ name ………Amen.”


The Fragrance of Jesus…….Guest Post

My guest post is from John Garfield today. I met him years ago. and I was prophecied over that I would have to move (it’s in my book Grace to the Rescue) that there would be nothing I could do about it. And that is exactly what happened. I was forced to move and took my children to Minnesota, where I was eventually delivered from a very bad situation. Another “word” God gave me through this man was that I would be doing something creative that would bless my children somehow.

I was very poor, living in housing, and I started a floral business, and also learned to do floral design through a company that would send me kits and videos. My children saw me overcoming and pursuing my dream, even though I had every reason to just give up at that point in time. When I finally got all the flowers done to sell, I was in the mall selling flowers with my then 12 year old son, and learned my daughter had ran away from home. I left him in charge as I pursued her and got her out of the carnival trailer she was hiding in, ready to run off with them. I remember how I used that authority I learned about in church. “Produce my daughter” I said to the carnival workers that were hiding her,” Or I will call the cops!”

Indeed, they did produce her. John has always talked about desires of your heart and God wanting to use your dreams, gifts and talents for his glory (among other things) but today’s message from him is just really special, so I am sharing it with you. I’ve been super busy, and hope to get back to posting here more often.

With Love, Your sister and fellow follower of Jesus Christ,

Laura Grace


Jesus I know, Paul I know, but do they know you?

Delicate Issues…..(Laura Grace Here) I want to address a few things on my heart today. First of all, We need (to pray) Christ is formed within us and KNOWING God is the most important thing we can ask for. Rick Renner suggests understanding our Salvation and knowing what our armour does for us (and what it is, biblically) is crucial. I am reading “Dressed to Kill” by Rick Renner.

In Acts 19:15 it says “Acts 19:15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?”
The devil knows who I am, I can feel it when I pray and I know he has to flee. About a week ago I had a dream and in that dream I was laying hands on someone and said, “You Lying spirit, you have to go NOW in Jesus’ name!” I woke up knowing demons have to obey- and flee.

Everything we deal with is not the devil, however. There is something called “strongholds” In our mind, that word means “Fortress.” In the translation.
People build up walls to protect themselves from certain things. The same “Fortress” or stronghold in their mind becomes a barrier to input from others, pluls it makes us prisoners behind those very walls we build.

I”m going to suggest you ask God if you have any “strongholds” In your mind, (barriers to receiving what God has to say!) One common stronghold I often see is “God understands how I am (bla bla bla) and that may be so but he is out to Change us and transform us to be MORE LIKE HIM so we can have More Victory and More success! So let’s stop resisting GOD.

We are often are the problem. God isn’t wanting to get on your case, but please remember He is out to transform you, change you and allow Christ to be formed in you! It’s a voluntary process he will not FORCE on you. Love you all! peace and blessings! -Laura


A fun post……”A slice of Fun”

Me with my 8 pound-42 cup bag of Tutti Fruity Popcorn Aug 2021

Hi there! I haven’t written for awhile.

I’ve had some real difficult struggles going on lately. My Mom who is 79 has been bed-ridden, having a hard hard time, and her husband has dementia. I work at a job 30 miles from home now, and between my Deli Job and caring for My Mom, plus my own life at home (which I am determined to keep up on) I have been busy! I still pray every day, ask to GROW and ask God to show me what he wants to teach me today!

Anyway, My husband replaced his windshield less than a month ago (Over 200.00) and today we had to do it again! We were not too happy about it, plus I’ve been praying hard about many things (expenses going up, friends with corona virus, my kids, my geriatric dog who has difficulty walking). Just a lot of stuff on my plate.

I wanted a bag of Tutti Fruity Popcorn from this place called the Popcorn Colonel in Great Falls Mt. I allow myself a few treats now and then, and this is a favorite. So I had my tip money with me, and grabbed a bag that was 11.00 (Large). I thought I was being pretty generous to myself! My husband says “You should get the Jumbo!” I thought he was joking!

I had asked God to help today be FUN since I woke up feeling like “Oh boy this is not going to be fun!” We were getting windshield that wiped out our fun money because of a deer hitting the car, and getting groceries. How Exciting! (Ha ha) So I came home with this giant bag of my favorite popcorn! A reminder to me that in all our days of work and responsiblities, we should not forget to “Have a slice of fun.”

-With Love, Laura


Who am I accountable to?

Letter #20: Letting Go and Avoiding Strife

     My Dear Children,

     I woke up this morning thinking about how when you were younger, I had to avoid people who did not agree with me, to stay focused. When I say people who did not agree, I mean those who were very vocal about what they thought I should be doing.

    Moms, Grandmas, and others can be formidable forces in our lives while we are raising children. It is hard to stay focused when you have people giving you unsolicited advice all the time.

     I cannot speak for anyone else, but I know when I was younger, I was very insecure and very scared about being a parent.

     I felt like I should not be trusted with this great task and found the weight of responsibility that was placed upon my shoulders quite staggering.

     When I was younger, before I gave my life to Jesus, I used to go out and drink when I had a chance to do so. I wanted to kick up my heels, forget the problems and responsibilities, and had no idea how to do that without going out to party.

     The problem with that, was that the next day all the problems were still there and were even more difficult to handle with a hangover.

     I suppose people go at drug or alcohol addictions in all kinds of ways. I have heard success stories because of meetings, treatment, having God help, and sometimes even all three.

    I am not the most focused person in the world, but I could see to go forward and have the life I wanted to have, I was going to have to let go of things that hindered me.

    The very hardest thing for me to let go of was people.

     It always seemed so selfish to leave people behind, and I never wanted to be a selfish person.

     Whenever I think of letting go of people who are hindering me, I always get this picture in my mind of people drowning in a giant sea, and me standing there letting them wave their arms begging for help, while I walk along the beach ignoring their cries.

     There are for sure, many people in this life who make not-so-healthy decisions and continually want someone to bail them out of the problems that follow.

     About the time we let go of those people, we have the ones who come along and want to change our minds about our goals, and most everything we believe.

     Ultimately, I have one person I am going to have to explain myself to, and that’s God. I always have that in the forefront of my mind.

With Love, Mom        


What I really think…….

“What I really think” has changed a lot through the years. Do you really want to hear about it? Let’s go! When I was in the Air Force, I had a Captain tell me “What he really thought” that everyone should go to college. I remember saying, “Well, if you had two people offering to fly your airplane, one with College, one with experience who would you choose? He said “I”d rather they had both college and experience, to which I said “But you have to choose.” (Guess what he chose?)

I used to think college was not important, until I went to school. I used to think because my preacher said everyone had to tithe, I should preach that too. Until I met a friend who got very upset with me and said “I give where God tells me to give” And she did not appreciate my 2-cent input. I used to think my Mom was too strict, so I started out not hardly disciplining my child. Until she tore my chair apart, wrecked all my cassette tapes, and poked holes in my waterbed. Then I decided discipline might be important. 🙄🤔

I used to think the government should pay for everyone who wanted to get by for free, until I found out when I was on assistance how humiliating it was. I used to Judge those people, and say they should get a job, until I experienced the absolute desparation that goes with no car and no babysitter who is reliable (and so on). I used to believe everyone should have food stamps forever, until I watched my own bank account dwindle to nothing from giving everything away, and having people mad I could not give them more. It was then I realized, “Hey, this has to be a team effort!”

I used to think a lot of things. That everyone should go to church every time the doors were open. That was before I found out what it’s like to be broken and hurting, and have someone say “You should have been here last week!” (Making me feel like I wish I didn’t come today!). I used to think a lot of things. I thought if you gave love, grace and mercy to someone, they would always appreciate it and you’d always reap what you sow. The truth is, I think different about some things because of what I have experienced. I used to think if you loved someone enough and did enough for them, they would eventually love you back.

I thought if you were big enough to say “I”m sorry” Maybe they would eventually say it too- (when they hurt my feelings) But none of this is the case.

I have noticed there are givers, takers, and learners. The learners can learn to be givers, or takers They have to decide which one they want to be. Truth be told, God is a giver!

I hope and pray no matter what happens to me, I will always choose to be like him.

God gives what is undeserved. I was asking something of him today and said “I don’t deserve this, but…………” (and asked of him, my request).

Now, I’ve been serving him a long time, but I still do not DESERVE anything! Everything I have is by his Grace. Every blessing, every success, every single thing! and for this Father I PRAISE YOU! Thank you for your Grace on my life! Help me give it as well as I’ve received it Father. AMEN

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8.

…..Laura ❤


Letters to My Children

an excerp from the new book I am writing.

My Dear Children,

     I want to start with a passage from 1 John that means a lot to me: 

“I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.” 

      Here lately, I have had just about enough of the opinions of men. 

    The year is 2021, and it seems like there is an all-out war going on and it all has to do with peoples’ opinions. Whether it has to do with social injustice, who should be president, whether to mask or not mask (or get vaccinated). 

     It started quite some time ago and snowballed from there. 

     I can remember when I was young, seatbelts became law, car seats for children, and then you did not see any more metal slides in the parks, (too dangerous). 

     The list goes on and on, but the truth is: Children and adults are still finding new ways to potentially injure themselves. The laws cannot keep up. 

     I think God is okay with having different points of view. 

     Imagine a world where someone decides purple is the perfect color, so everyone is required to paint the house purple. Every kitchen must be orange, every bathroom must be pink. None of us would like that, would we?

     In the book of Acts, the disciples got together and decided to reduce the laws down to three things. “Don’t eat food sacrificed to idols, don’t eat anything strangled, and keep yourselves from sexual immorality.” (Acts 15:20). 

    They said this was good, as they did not want to cause trouble with the Gentiles turning to God. See, Jesus had made a big impression on them all by standing up to the Pharisees. He talked about their many laws and how hypocritical it all was, as they did not keep all those laws themselves. 

     He called them hypocrites, and said they pile burdens on people they are not willing to help them bear. 

     There is a fine line between authority and control. Nobody knows if they will abuse power until they are given that power. In my own life, I have deleted people from social media and other places, simply because they did not agree with me.

     That behavior is childish, selfish, and not God-Like, but I did not get convicted until after I’d already done it. I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me, “Is that how you would like to be treated?”

     In My perfect world, nobody would be grumpy, everyone would laugh at my jokes, and think everything I said was perfectly wonderful. I do not like being around drunk people, so I would probably outlaw drinking. 

    I do not like the color, orange, so if I were King (and had no discipline) I might be tempted to outlaw that color, so I never have to look at that color again. 

    Unfair, you say? There are people I know who like “off-color” jokes and I do not enjoy them. I do not care for a lot of cussing, sarcasm, or humor that puts others down.

    Still, if I made a law against all of it, would that be truly fair? 

     God spelled out his laws in the bible, but all it did was show people they could not keep them all. They needed a savior because they could never keep all those laws. 

     Now back to opinions. An opinion is what we consider to be right or wrong. 

    God tells us to be right with him, we need to first accept we are saved by Grace, and then we begin to learn from him how to walk out of our sins and walk into his ways.

     I think most everyone would like to be “the sin police” and go around pointing out who is sinning or not sinning. Our human nature is to judge, be prideful, and especially prideful when we have achieved certain things by our own blood, sweat and tears. 

     Nevertheless, in this passage in 1 John it starts out saying, “If you cannot love your brother who you can see, and claim to love God, you are a liar.”

     When I became born-again the first thing that happened to me is I loved other people of God. My heart was changed.

     I do not believe this passage means your brother in the natural or just any person we meet. When you are born again, you love other people who are born-again and of God. 

     Why am I saying all this? I think because our opinion should be this: “I Love you.” If we do not agree, it is okay. 

     Anything else is from the evil one. He is the one that is causing all this division. 

With Love, Mom 


Let’s Not be Pharisees

I am just talking in plain English, here. A very long time ago I was reading through my bible (Just reading all of it) and saw how mad Jesus was at the Pharisees. (see Luke 11) and I thought “How can I avoid being like that?” I thought about it deeply (I kind of felt sorry for them). I realized okay they knew God’s word but they did not KNOW God and they did not personally understand how the word applied to them, Personally. 😌

They didn’t get why God even sent his word! They missed the heart of the matter, entirely. (HIs Love!). Because they did not know him (or his love) they used God’s word to beat people down. They were so set in their ways, they thought Jesus (the son of God) was a blashemer for healing people (and setting them free). Oh they were full of pride! My goodness sake! And it could happen to anyone (you, even me) if we are not careful. 🧐

So That’s when I started saying “I need you to make your Word Real to me Father. “if you don’t” I said, I can never be a witness for you.” I saw that everyone is supposed to be a witness. (Who is Christian). Now I ask you, how can he make his Word real to you if you do not experience NEEDING HIM For something? I”m sorry about the trials but that’s where we learn MORE of who he is (to us) personally.

Love you all! Let’s not be Pharisees. ❤


Luke 11:46-54 46Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them. 47“Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them. 48So you testify that you approve of what your ancestors did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs. 49Because of this, God in his wisdom said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.’ 50Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world, 51from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all. 52“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.” 53When Jesus went outside, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, 54waiting to catch him in something he might say.


Matters of The Heart ……

Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

When you got saved (born again) and gave your heart to Jesus, he gave you a new heart. This New Heart (Part of your Soul) Is tender. God wants to plant things in it.

A heart can be broken, which is why God said He will Heal the Brokenhearted (and bind up their wounds) Psalm 147:3

Your Heart is like soil. God wants to 1.) Heal it 2.) Wants you to gaurd it 3.) Give it to Him

There are over 175 references to the Heart, in the bible. It is not the same as the soul, but it is part of the soul.

God talks about Trusting him (with all of our heart) Letting his wisdom go (into our Hearts) Planting his word (within our heart).

It is pretty serious business.

A broken Hearted person might have difficulty receiving God’s word, unless it’s about Healing.

So often, we get hurt, and say things like “I am not going to trust anyone again (with my heart). It hurts to have it broken.

What we need to realize is, God is the only one that can be completely trusted, with our Hearts. If we have put someone else before Him in our Trusting, He wants to correct that, as well as heal us.

We cannot spend our lives upset with people who handled things wrong. I can tell you a list of people (and go on all day) about how many have hurt me, hurt my heart, said the wrong thing at the wrong time, and were not the perfect counsellor that God is. He has never mishandled my heart. Not even once.

If I trusted my heart to the wrong person, I need to take accountablity for that. And they weren’t always out to get me, either. Some are mean (malicious) and take great delight in hurting others. Some do not think it through, or pray about what they say. Every case is different. So let’s not over-react when someone did not intend to hurt us.

When I find I have been guilty of that my own self, I go to God and ask him to forgive me, and “Put a gaurd on my tongue” and a watch on the door of my lips. I am then inviting him to rebuke me when I get out of line. This is part of growing.

Please understand that growing the word of God in your heart can take years to come to fruition. If you let the wrong teachings or sayings into your heart, you may wind up speaking death to a person, when you meant to speak life.

It’s no wonder God said to be merciful, forgiving, gentle, and kind. He knew we would be hurt, as well as hurt others, as we learn and grow.

No one is the exception to this. Being a new creature means you have a new beginning. We still need to choose what we plant in our hearts, and what we say to others and how we say it.

We have all been guilty of misjudging and mishandling others.

The quickest way out of your pain is to realize this, forgive the offending person.

Ask for Healing (God will grant it).

Most importantly, Go before God and ask if His word has just wounded the soil of your heart going in (because if think about it, a seed going in wounds (breaks) the soil……….)

If the words the person spoke were untrue, pull it out of your heart and discard it, and replace it with the word of God. Get the weeds out, remove the rocks………(See Matthew 13).

Take Responsibility for what you allow into your Heart.

What does God say about You? It’s what he says, that truly matters. But you have to decide that for yourself.

Much like Gardening, there are no short cuts to a vibrant, God-Filled heart. We know HIS words are LIFE to us.

with Love, Laura

My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5



We should never give up.

Always forgive…

give people another chance unless they deliberately abused us

and I am not perfect

Just because I try to be good does not mean that I am.

I am only Good if God puts his goodness within me….

All the rest is striving (to be good) and it proves nothing

The Only Goodness I have is what he plants and waters within me

By his Spirit and in his Love

Laura Grace