Two Steps To Find Your Why

Hey Girlfriends,

This week, I want to give you two steps to find your why. Last week was the ‘why you might want to consider this’ message and today I’m giving you the ‘how to.’ 😊 I hope it is encouraging – discovering your why is life changing and there is no deep healing without it.

I want to thank those of you who reached out to me last week following Finding The Why. You encouraged me with your stories! I am so grateful that you are open to begin the journey with Jesus to untangle some of the more puzzling aspects of your lives. You will be in my prayers.

In the beginning of today’s video, I tell a story about a favorite summer recipe. I thought I’d share it with you! You will find the printable recipe if you click here.

As always, I love to hear from you! You can always drop me an email at the ‘say hi’ tab above or leave a comment here on the blog.

Love you dearly!


PS. Wow- don’t ya just love the look on my face?? Why does YouTube always freeze the video at the most unattractive moment?? Lol! I promise my happy face is coming!

Finding The Why


Hey There!

Are you enjoying the summer? It’s hot and humid here, but I understand the weekend will be glorious! I hope it is glorious where you are too!

I made a video this evening once the temperature finally dropped a bit. Just sharing some things that have been on my heart and mind. Who would have thought an experience with Lyme disease – of all things – would illustrate what happens when we don’t know the ‘why’?

Many Blessings!





When The Wind Blows {Four P’s For Hard Times}

Hi Girlfriends! 

I hope you are all having a great start to the week! I thought I’d send today’s post in little video I made for you this afternoon. Sending love to all!

PS. I am booking for Christmas 2017 and Winter/Spring 2018 – my Fall 2017 schedule is full! If you are looking for a speaker for a Christmas event or a retreat/conference in 2018, click the ‘Say Hi’ tab above and say hi! As always, your recommendation is so appreciated! xo

Welcome To My New Website!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Girlfriends!

Welcome to my new website and blog! It’s been so much fun updating and changing things around a bit.

I’ve been blessed by two talented ‘angels’ who have done the building and designing – I am so happy with the result! I hope you will take a look around through the site and if you like what you see, please visit often for encouragement, hope and life-changing truth from God’s Word.

I plan to continue to blog regularly and often about things that we, as women of all ages and stages, struggle with. My deepest desire is to be helpful by sharing what I have learned or what I am learning and to point us toward the only One who can redeem, restore and repair – Jesus.

I certainly don’t have all the answers to the issues you and I face, but I know where the answers can be found!

I love that we are all on this journey together. It is so much more meaningful and sweet when done with sisters. We are not seeking perfection, but to become the women He had in mind when He made us. And, if you have no idea who that woman is, then you are in good company and have found the right place! Won’t it be amazing to finally meet her?

It is never, ever too late to become who He has created you to be.

As this new site was being designed, I took some time to read over all of the names of the women who subscribe to my blog. I prayed for and thanked God for each one.



Whether you are a subscriber or not, thank you for reading my words. Thank you for inviting me to share my story at your gatherings and thank you for leaving comments or emails and sharing a bit of your story with me. I write here to connect with you and as authentically as I can, to offer hope, encouragement and God’s truth.

Scripture tell us that God has had His eyes on us long before we knew Him. He alone is where we find our significance.

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone.”  Ephesians 1:11

The key word in this Scripture is everyone. Not everyone else, not those pretend women who seem to have their act together, but real, flawed and imperfect women – just like you and me. I’m so glad you’ve joined me on the journey!

Many Blessings,

PS. Since this is Memorial Weekend, I have added our Acuña Family Guacamole recipe to the ‘Freebies’ page! You will find other yummy recipes there too, including a strawberry salad that is perfect for this time of year. Enjoy!


Unfinished Business: A Good Friday Devotion

Hello Girlfriends,

As promised, here is a short devotion for Good Friday. I hope you are able to settle in and not rush on to the Easter celebration. Today is a good day to reflect on what He has done and what our response will be to His sacrifice.



The video devotion is based on John 19:25- 30, the last few minutes of Jesus’ life on earth.  Praying that it blesses you on this holy day.


Sunday’s coming!


"The first time I heard Laura communicate, my exact response was 'Wow'! Laura's teaching style is passionate, relatable, and hope-filled. She radiates warmth, kindness and a genuine interest in those around her -- on and off the platform. Her amazing story of transformation, coupled with her solid biblical teaching, will leave you also saying "wow!" If you're looking for a dynamic communicator, Laura has my highest recommendation!"

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