Laura Hilton

About Laura Hilton

Laura Hilton lives and writes in Arkansas, surrounded by her husband and five children. The author of inspirational novels about the Amish, she is also a book reviewer. Find Laura online at: her blog or Facebook page.

Friendship

Friendship

  I’m reading a book for review called “Never Unfriended” by Lisa Jo Baker. I thought at first, “Nah, not interested,” then the cry went out that they were low on reviewers and I thought, “Okay. I’ll read it.”   My mom used to complain that she never had any friends. I watched her visit […]

Enlarge My Coast

Enlarge My Coast

And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 Many years ago, the […]

It’s Time to Pray

It’s Time to Pray

Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: 1 Samuel 12:23 (KJV)   Every Wednesday on my facebook page I post a prayer meeting, like the ones that most of us grew up with on […]

A Potpouri of Help

A Potpouri of Help

  Sometimes, there are no words to say. Especially when life blindsides you with one hit right after another.   So let’s take a moment to consider the help God is offering:   Bring the difficulties to God.  – Exodus 18:19   When all things seem against us, to drive us to despair, We know […]

Tears in a Bottle

Tears in a Bottle

Tears in a Bottle The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.  Psalm 16:6  The winter months start a whole slew of birthdays and anniversaries in my family. My uncle was born near Thanksgiving, two aunts’ birthdays and mine are in December, two anniversaries—my parents and my husband’s and […]

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne….

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne….

My last blog post ended with these words: Paul reminds us that despite the bad things, the sad things, the storms in life, that we can find something to be thankful for. Those of you who are facing the holidays without loved ones, for whatever reason, lets focus on the blessings that God has provided. […]

What State Do You Live In?

What State Do You Live In?

    As I write this, we are just coming into the Thanksgiving holiday. I will not lie. This year, Thanksgiving won’t be the same. We were missing our Coastie. He is stationed on the opposite side of the country from us. But despite the empty place at the table, we have so much to […]

Look Out for Number One

Look Out for Number One

There is a song that was popular some time ago by that title. The lyrics state how important it is to push a little harder than the next guy… Be a little smarter if you want to survive… As I was sitting in Sunday school, listening to the teacher talk about the Philistines and their […]

Expectations

Expectations

Expectations Recently, my Coastie son moved to his first station. It’s across the country from where I live. Literally on the opposite end of the country. He can see Canada on a cloudy day. I can’t exactly see Mexico even on a clear day, but I’m a lot closer geographically to the Rio Grande than […]

Life is a Journey – Not a Destination

Life is a Journey – Not a Destination

  I’ve been to boot camp. Oh, not the kind where I have to wear combat boots and have drill sergeants or company commanders charging through the barracks screaming, “Fire! Fire! Fire!” at Zero dark thirty, but the kind where I watch my college graduate honor student pack a bag with the barest necessities, get […]

Answered prayer

Answered prayer

This past month I was at International Christian Retail Sales (ICRS) in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a l-o-n-g drive up, almost ten hours! And by the time we arrived it was pretty late at night. It was so good to get to bed and rest, but at the same time kind of scary knowing I had […]

Turn! Turn! Turn!

Turn! Turn! Turn!

TURN! TURN! TURN! That sounds like me trying to navigate my husband through a huge city we’ve never been before . . . someplace like, oh, say . . . Cincinnati?  You’ll understand that reference as you continue reading! Actually, according to Wikpedia, that is the actual title (exclamation points included) of the song written […]

God Always Keeps His Promises

God Always Keeps His Promises

  If you’ve been reading my blog posts for the past year or so, you know I’ve been struggling with my oldest son. We’ve been through a lot with him, court appearances, picking him up from jail, job losses, bailing his car out of the impound yard… and so much more. A line from a […]

We are Troubled on Every Side

We are Troubled on Every Side

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”  2 Corinthians 4:8-9   I was asked to pick an affliction and write about it in a way to encourage others. This really threw me, because how could I pick […]

Spring is Coming!

Spring is Coming!

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:3   Where I live, spring is struggling to make an appearance. Jonquils, the very first lovely flowers of spring are blooming. The trees are still brown and […]

Refiner’s Fire

Refiner’s Fire

Some time ago my family decided to take some craft classes at the Ozark Folk Center about fifty miles from our home. My oldest son took bladesmithing classes (making knives), my youngest son took a painting class, and my oldest daughter took a herbal gardening class. I was, at the time, writing my first book […]

Be Strong and Very Couragous

Be Strong and Very Couragous

  “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.  Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do […]

Good Gifts

Good Gifts

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)   Have you ever wanted or needed something so bad, that it is all you can think about? In Christmas Mittens, Gracia needs a donation of fifty Christmas trees for the […]