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Loved Fiercely Ministries, Carly Van Laar

God loves you so fiercely that He gives you the choice to follow Him, or not. Follow Him, trust me, you won't regret it.

I Didn’t Know What I Had ‘Til I Used It

When I was 16, my boyfriend's hobby was mountain biking. Brandon, my boyfriend loved mountain biking, and he loved me, so he did the awesome thing of combining two of his loves and bought me my first mountain bike. Here's... Continue Reading →

The Only Thing that Burns

Have you heard of the story from the Bible of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego? The one where the men of God were thrown into a fiery furnace? There are countless lessons in this story, and I've recently encountered a lesson... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Verse-16-Kind-of-Faith

A bold move, one that requires a healthy helping of faith. Have you ever made such a move? Daniel did. A ruthless, arrogant king of Babylon named Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and demanded that someone not only interpret his dream,... Continue Reading →

Come On, Jesus, We’re Going

I've been saying this line a lot lately. I know in my head that God is omnipresent, which means that He is everywhere at every moment, but it's been a great thing for me recently to literally invite Jesus along... Continue Reading →

My Soul’s Soil

Near my home, there is a property where the homeowner plants a garden every year. I've been told that the family has lived on that same piece of property for generations...

Open and Active

This morning, while I was praying over the people who attend my husband and I's Sunday School class, my prayer expanded. I was praying specifically that Bibles would be opened and read in their homes this week. This was the... Continue Reading →

Afternoon Tea & Cookies

Yesterday, I felt the need to have afternoon tea and cookies with my neighbor. I'm ashamed to admit it, but even though we've been neighbors for a few years, we've never really connected. We are in different seasons of life,... Continue Reading →

“Where are you men of courage?”

There's a great song by the band, Casting Crowns, entitled "Courageous". In it, the song asks the question above. Here are a few of the lyrics: Where are you, men of courage? You were made for so much more Let... Continue Reading →

The Love Bank

I rob The Love Bank a lot. How do I do this? I'm very quick to forget all the deposits and file for bankruptcy, therefore, I need to be gently reminded of deposits. There's my confession. What is The Love... Continue Reading →

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