The Empty Nest: A Tale of Transition

Yesterday I watched four baby wrens and a doting mother who chirped her little lungs out for most of the afternoon. I’m emotionally invested in the family because Mama built her nest in our garage, taking advantage of a plastic […]

By |April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Glimpses of God

I’m thankful I grew up in a “missions-soaked” environment but that doesn’t mean I was always eager to hear the reports the missionaries gave at church. I distinctly remember asking if it would be possible to love the missionaries without […]

By |April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Takes My Breath Away

My brother has been leading mission trips to Haiti for several years. His experiences inspired me but I never felt prompted to get involved. At the end of October Bryant called to tell me about an opportunity. The Haitian pastor […]

By |April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

His Good Work

Last week was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It will be difficult for me to adequately convey all I learned and felt while working in Haiti. I will do some more reflecting and attempt to share […]

By |April 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Counting on You

Once, I met a couple of real heroes — a husband and wife who planted their lives in El Salvador. Their only desire was to ease suffering and share the good news of Jesus Christ. The pair lived away from […]

By |April 6th, 2016|2 Comments

It’s All About the Love

Yesterday, an unexpected encounter with a couple of four-year olds caused me to think deeply about faith.

Jim and I volunteered to help—extra hands on this Easter Sunday. After the story, the kids found their places at tables and began to […]

By |March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Laurel Joyce Griffith is a blogger, speaker, and the author of Lean Forward

Lean Forward contains powerful real life applications that are easily transferred to my own life!
Walter Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Wiregrass United Way
Lean Forward is a scripture-saturated reading that made me thirsty for more of God and His Truth. Laurel Griffith writes transparently and tenderly, and brings to the pages a compelling message of spiritual transformation and the keys to keeping company with Christ.
Billy Irving, Director of Ministry Relations, Faith Radio
In Lean Forward, Laurel Griffith masterfully weaves biblical wisdom with insightful and practical life experiences into a tapestry of truth that can be instantly applied to every reader’s life. The chapter on forgiveness alone will leave an indelible imprint that will bring great freedom and healing. Lean Forward is like a velvet-covered brick- when it hits you, it’s graciously soft, but its truth will leave a life-changing mark.
Jason Spears, Lead Pastor | Providence Church- Albany, GA