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My blog is the place where I love to share what God is teaching me along the way. Like you, my life is full of struggles, stumbles, victories and set backs - and yet, He is always faithful to place a lesson right smack in the middle of it all!

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Help For A Meaningful Advent {and a give-away too!}

By Laura Acuna

Let’s just admit it, we all struggle with keeping Christmas in perspective. The season just seems to sweep us away, propelling us forward into the spinning world of over-commitment, over-spending and over-everything! If you…

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Welcome To My New Website!

By Laura Acuna

Welcome to my new Website!

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Stuff Happens

By Laura Acuna

Happy Autumn! Today is the first day of Fall and I am ready for cooler air, colorful leaves, fresh off the tree apples and pumpkin everything! How about you? Are you ready for the…

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A Place In The Circle – Reserved Just For You

By Laura Acuna

One morning this summer, a memory I had long forgotten popped up in my mind.  I wonder if God brought it back to remind me of something important. When I was in the 9th…

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What’s Next?

By Laura Acuna

Dear Girlfriends: Last Monday, after I returned from Speak Up, I wrote a Facebook post. Later, I realized I probably should have written it as a blog post, and then, a few friends mentioned…

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Shushing The Shame-er

By Laura Acuna

I traveled this evening to the Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’ve never been here before! Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time alone with God, thinking, praying…

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When Your Story Intersects With God’s Call {it could be time to fly}

By Laura Acuna

If you have walked with the Lord for any length of time, you know this very well: Life, both personally and in ministry, is ever changing. We must get used to it as best…

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The Hope Of Thursday

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends, I have been wanting to share a story with you for a few weeks, and there is no better time than Holy Thursday!  I hope you are having a meaningful Holy Week…

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The Truth About Sacred Journeys

By Laura Acuna

Hi There! If you find yourself in the middle of a journey that is long, hard and seems ANYTHING but sacred, I hope this message lifts your spirits today. A few weeks ago, God…

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The Disarming Kindness Of God

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends! It’s Valentine’s Day and I have a short message I hope speaks to your soul today. I’ve been thinking a lot about the disarming kindness of our God. Maybe today, especially if…

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The Difference Between Believing and Knowing

By Laura Acuna

Hi Girlfriends, Long time no see! It’s been a quite a while since I’ve posted anything new here on the blog and I’ve missed you.  Let me explain… I hope you’ve had a good…

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Thanksgiving Eve

By Laura Acuna

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and I thought maybe someone might need a little encouragement tonight.  I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, filled with unexpected JOY! I am so thankful for all of YOU,

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Crepe Myrtles and Underground Springs

By Laura Acuna

When we moved into our home 26 years ago, the previous owners told us the neighborhood was built on rock.  In fact, they said the builder had to use dynamite to dig the holes…

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Let Him Catch You

By Laura Acuna

Being still is very hard for me. I am by nature high energy and a multitasker – and God created me with a very busy brain! Just like you, my greatest strengths are also…

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Lessons Learned Along The Way

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends! Can you believe it’s already May? Summer is almost here! I hope you are having a wonderful Spring! We’ve had a challenging few months around here, but God has been faithful and…

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What I Wanted To Say Before Christmas…

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends, Well, today is the first day of a brand spanking, full of promise new year! I hope your celebrations from Advent through New Years have been wonderful! You may have noticed that…

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Christmas Joy

By Laura Acuna

Just as I did last week, I am sharing a post from two years ago. It was the first Christmas without my mother and I was in danger of losing my joy. Maybe you…

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A Beautiful ADVENTure: Anna

By Laura Acuna

This is our 3rd devotion for Advent and it is coming to you in written form instead of video. I have been battling a cold for a few days and trust me, you do…

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A Beautiful ADVENTure: Mary

By Laura Acuna

Hi There! If you are like me, trusting God while waiting is an on-going exercise. I’d like to tell you I have conquered the tendency to want to worry and fret, but that’s simply…

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Long Walk Part Of The Gift

By Laura Acuna

In between our weekly Advent devotions on Mondays, I thought I would share a few blog posts from last year and the year before. I hope you are blessed and challenged by this sweet…

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