The Space to Enjoy Christmas a Little While Longer

For He Himself is our peace. – Ephesians 2:14 Oh, my goodness. Overnight, the calendar turned to December 26th and with it, Christmas carols are off the radio and everything is about bargain shopping, goal setting, and resolutions.  Let me remind you – the season of Christmas only began yesterday and goes until Epiphany –…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core {sharing the hope}

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 liken it to is 9/11, and that was almost 20 years ago. I am sure our multi-tasking God is working and…

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Soul Fitness: Strengthening Your Core {a change in perspective}

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 someone to cheer for you to keep going, or to encourage you to get going, I hope these posts are helpful…

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If The March For Life Was Painful

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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The Hope Of Thursday

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 and have been able to carve out moments to be still. I know this can be hard for you who are…

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Thanksgiving Eve

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

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 for our underground basements! It didn’t take long for us to understand all too well the challenges of living on top…

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Lessons Learned Along The Way

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 good. I want to update you on what’s been happening and share a few things I’m learning along the way. The…

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October Update

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. 🙂 Also, I will be attending the Lifeway Women’s Ministry Forum in Nashville in November — if you will be there too,…

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