Hello, I’m Deetra La’Rue

Founder of Notes by La’Rue, your source for all things inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. My blog is founded on the premise that God’s word gives people hope and I aspire to use His word to change lives one NOTE at a time.

  • I dare you

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    “They will fight you but they won’t win ( Jeremiah 1:19, NLT),” says God. “They” could be an addiction, an abusive spouse, friends, family, people on your job, critics, your trauma even. It doesn’t matter who or what you’re up against. If God be for you, who dare go against you? Your opponents (i.e., debt, sickness) may appear strong and big in stature but introduce them to your mighty, big, and powerful God. There’s nothing He can’t handle or wouldn’t do, especially for you. Take comfort in knowing God is fighting your battles; you need only be still (Exodus 14:14, NLT).

    La’Rue


  • Do your dance

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    My friend Kalita, shared a quote on her Instagram page that I absolutely love. She stated, “You can’t stop the rain but you can dance in it.” That resonated with me and so many other people around the world because we’ve encountered one storm after the next. Not knowing when the sun will shine again, we’ve accepted the fact that the rain is here to stay. Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not! No matter how long the storm and rain has raged, eventually it has to stop. Until it does, do your dance! You might feel as though you don’t have a reason to but you do. You can dance because you know trouble don’t last always. You can dance because you know that sunny days are ahead. You can dance because you know rain brings about growth. You can dance because you know God is in the storm with you.

    He’s working everything out for your good. No matter how bad the storm is, what comes next is going to be far better.

    La’Rue


  • Never forget

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    This day is one we will never forget! To all those who’ve lost their life, family, or friends, we will always remember you! #9/11

    La’Rue


  • Something great

    Life has proven to be easy for some and difficult for others. No matter how difficult it may be for you, don’t allow it to keep you from turning your life into something great. You are the narrator; so you can change your story at any time. However, don’t mirror your life after others because we have enough carbon copies in this world. We need uniqueness. We need greatness. We need extraordinary. But what we really need is you!

    La’Rue


  • Guarded Mind

    The mind is arguably the most powerful thing we possess and probably the most influential. No matter its strength, we’ve seen it be manipulated, changed, and ruined. Words especially are the most impactful. Because of its fragility, one minute you’re up and down the next. We need to be very guarded with what we put in and what we let out. Don’t let your corruptive thoughts lead to destructive ways. Use your mind to create great things, not chaos!

    There’s power in the mind; however, don’t let it overpower you!

    La’Rue

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