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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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A Beautiful ADVENTure: Elizabeth

By Laura Acuna

Merry Christmas, Girlfriends! Well, just as promised, I am sharing the first of four Advent devotions based on my Christmas message, A Beautiful ADVENTure: Saying Yes to God. As I mentioned last week, I…

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A Beautiful ADVENTure: Saying Yes To God

By Laura Acuna

Hi There Girlfriends, Can you believe it? The countdown to Christmas begins this coming week with the first Sunday of Advent!  I hope you will join me over the next four weeks for a…

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One Wise Woman

By Laura Acuna

As I mentioned in my previous video, Pat and I just returned from our third annual October beach trip. This post was written two years ago after we came home from the first. I…

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Be A Fruit Inspector

By Laura Acuna

Hi There, Girlfriends! There’s a new video on the blog today! I have a short little series of thoughts on judging others and learning to be fruit inspectors! I know it sounds weird, but…

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October Update

By Laura Acuna

Happy October, Girlfriends! I have a brief video update and hope I will see you local peeps at one of my speaking engagements this Fall!  Check out my schedule here on the website. 🙂…

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Waiting For What’s Next

By Laura Acuna

This morning, I was up early to have a little quiet time before my first day back to school. It wasn’t the nice, long quiet time I have been used to all summer –…

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Moms – It’s Never Too Late

By Laura Acuna

Hello There, Girlfriends! Once again, my blog is coming to you in video form! I plan to return to writing my blog posts this Fall, but I have heard from many of you that…

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Put In The Time

By Laura Acuna

Hello Girlfriends! I have another video message for you today! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the remaining weeks of summer. My goodness it has gone by so fast! Don’t…

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Two Steps To Find Your Why

By Laura Acuna

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…

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Finding The Why

By Laura Acuna

  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…

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

By Laura Acuna

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.…

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Unfinished Business: A Good Friday Devotion

By Laura Acuna

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…

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Consider the Source {when a friend hurts you}

By Laura Acuna

Hi There, I know it’s late — it is after 11:00 PM my time as I write this to you. I figure some of you are up and having a little quiet time after…

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Don’t Be The Rock

By Laura Acuna

We finally had a snow day yesterday! It’s been a snowless winter until now – I was so grateful for a day off work and to myself. As I puttered around the house, I…

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If The March For Life Was Painful

By Laura Acuna

The March for Life was last Friday and, if I didn’t have to work, I would have been there.  Washington D.C. is only 45 minutes from my home and it’s an easy trip. I’ve…

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The Truth About Your Sweet Feminine Self

By Laura Acuna

There was a lot of commotion out there this past weekend regarding our role as women in our society and in this world. If we are not careful, we can get ourselves caught up…

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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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Bitter And Sweet

By Laura Acuna

Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriends! Even though today is a busy day for many of us, I wanted to jump on and wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings! I am so thankful for each one…

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Gathering Stones

By Laura Acuna

This morning, Pat and I are heading down to the beach for a few days. We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Matthew, but it looks like he is going to stay away…

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Unexpected Blessings

By Laura Acuna

 [My friend and ministry partner of 18 years, Donna Bowles, is guest-blogging today. I know you will love the sweet story she is sharing – be blessed!] Sandy was not just any bus driver.…

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