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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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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core #5 {some encouragement for Holy Thursday}

By Laura Acuna

Hello Friends, I was reading through the Gospel of John today and have a little bit of encouragement for you. I hope you will have some time this evening or tomorrow to read though…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core #4

By Laura Acuna

Hi Friends, My heart has been heavy for those who don’t know Jesus. You too? I have never encountered so many who are afraid all at the same time. The only thing I can…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core #3

By Laura Acuna

Happy Monday Girlfriends, I have no doubt that over the past two weeks during all of the upheavals, changes and disruptions, you have had many opportunities to exercise your trust muscle! Whether you need…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core #2

By Laura Acuna

Hi There, As promised, this is the second video blog of the new series. Each little lesson will offer one exercise to help strengthen our core (our trust muscle) during this disorienting, upside down…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends, Well, we are one week into the ‘new normal’ and I truly hope you are doing well. I’ve made a video blog for you, and hope it will bring hope and help…

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Sovereignty and Suffering; Hope for Your Anxious Heart

By Laura Acuna

Hello My Sisters, Since I have a suddenly cleared calendar, I thought I would jump on twice a week or so, to offer hope, encouragement and God’s truth to any who many be struggling…

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Setting the Temperature in an Unsettled World

By Laura Acuna

Hi Friends, Today was a game-changer for the state of Maryland. Our governor made a sweeping executive order. All schools, large churches, and many other events and business are shut down for at least…

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If The March For Life Was Painful

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends,
Today is The March for Life in Washington D.C. I wrote this post in 2017, and ever since, I’ve re-posted it each year. I share it annually to {hopefully} bless any woman who is feeling conflicted or in pain over a past abortion. This can be a silent pain, and carries with it invisible suffering. If you are such a woman, know that you are not invisible to God – He sees you, knows you and loves you. – Laura

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Consider The Source {when a friend hurts you}

By Laura Acuna

Happy Monday Girlfriends! Last month, as I was working on my new website, I read over and listened to many of my older blog posts. When I came across this one, I felt it…

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Five Things I’ve Learned in 2019

By Laura Acuna

I don’t know about you, but an ideal New Years Eve for Pat and I is quiet, cozy, and uneventful. This year, we had a fun and early dinner out, then came home to…

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Long Walk Part Of The Gift

By Laura Acuna

An African boy listened carefully as his missionary teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day. “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and…

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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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