Laura Baxter

Laura is a mild-mannered, middle-aged attorney who enjoys reading, country life, time with family and friends, and her local church. You can read more of her work at stirfrylaura.wordpress.com/.
Paul’s Unusual Thank You Letter

Paul’s Unusual Thank You Letter

Philippians 4:10-13,  “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me.  You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be...

A Disagreement Between Two Women

A Disagreement Between Two Women

Philippians 4:2-3, “I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.  Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in...

The Bird and the Stone

The Bird and the Stone

There was a period of several years, where I cried every day.  Every quiet time, every women’s prayer meeting, every church service, driving in the car, sitting in my office, walking across campus between classes.  Suffice it to say, the subject of my sorrow was a big...

Abraham’s One Offspring

Abraham’s One Offspring

Galatians 3:15-16, "To give a human example, brothers:  even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified.  Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring.  It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but...

Crucified with Christ

Crucified with Christ

Galatians 2:17-21, “But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin?  Certainly not!  For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor.  For through the law I died to the law, so...

Paul a Man with a Past and Future in Christ

Paul a Man with a Past and Future in Christ

Galatians 1:13-14, “For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.  And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my...

Standing Fast for the Gospel

Standing Fast for the Gospel

Galatians 1:6-9, “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even...

The Slave Is Our Brother

The Slave Is Our Brother

“I want my debit card back! Why can’t I have my debit card back?” Our 20-year-old son, Z., alternated between anger and puzzlement. Even the kind psychologist couldn’t get through to him. “You just got out of the hospital. You are recovering from a psychotic break....

Why I Am Blogging Through Job

Why I Am Blogging Through Job

Last year I started blogging through the book of Job, one chapter each week. While the basic plot is quickly told -- riches to rags to riches -- Job is not a short book. I am currently on chapter 31 of 42. Thankfully, over the course of these many months, the...