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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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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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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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