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.

Don’t Put God in the Macaroni and Cheese!

Don’t Put God in the Macaroni and Cheese!

My husband is a pastor. The church is small, and unable to pay a preacher any wages, so to support the family, he works fulltime outside the home. Right now, he’s employed by Walmart, in the deli department. His job varies, depending on the day and mood of the managers, sometimes he does freight, sometimes […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you will see PINK popping up everywhere. At Walmart, where employees pledge a certain amount to breast cancer treatment and are allowed to forego the Navy blue or white in favor of pink. To your favorite hair salon which might donate a portion of it’s earnings to […]

Fighting Giants

Fighting Giants

In Sunday School at our church, we are studying and discussing 1 and 2 Samuel. We’re taking our time through it, revisiting the familiar Bible stories that we’ve been raised with since children. A couple of Sundays ago, the story was about David and Goliath. Familiar, right? Ever notice how sometimes the familiar are unfamiliar?  […]

Worry Ends Where Faith in God Begins

Worry Ends Where Faith in God Begins

As I write this, we are coming to the end of a super busy summer. School, in our area, starts August 14. We’ve had two weeks of camp, a week of Vacation Bible School, Bible Conferences, piano lessons, and, of course, for my husband work and sermon preparation and me, writing. We haven’t had a […]

I’m sorry

Life is so crazy busy this summer, I forgot about my post. My apologies. I’ve been busy writing, trying to get a proposal done, piano lessons for the girls, camp, Vacation Bible School and more.   What have you been doing this summer?

Leaning on the Promises

Leaning on the Promises

Today, let’s focus on the promises of God:   God isn’t a man, and He doesn’t lie. It’s impossible for God to lie. Has He said, and will He do it? Or has He spoken and He won’t make it good? He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. There hasn’t failed […]

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 […]