February 18, 2020

Did I ever tell you about that time I gave up portobello mushrooms and goat cheese for Lent, and while out to lunch with my husband, he had the nerve to order the portobello mushroom and goat cheese sandwich?

There is so much to unpack in this one question that I hardly...

February 8, 2020

No sooner does God step in and rescue the Israelites, commanding them to "remember this day"....(Exodus 13:3)

they forget.

Rescued from slavery, they quickly forget how bad it was. And because they forget, they begin to fear. And because they fear, they begin to doubt. D...

February 4, 2020

In keeping with the spirit of getting up to pray...check out this post I wrote (and forgot about and well don't ya just love how HE threads everything together so perfectly?) over at Walking With Purpose!

February 3, 2020

I get a lot of questions about my prayer life. Specifically when I pray. The most popular question?

How early do you get up to pray?

This is a tough question to answer without sounding holier than thou or insane. Because the answer is, early. Super early. As in set my al...

January 2, 2020

Unrealistic expectations, too many goals, and mistaking time spent in ministry for time spent with Jesus, all in the name of holiness, is something I fall into effortlessly. Seriously. If only putting away the laundry, cleaning the kitchen floor, writing a book, washin...

December 31, 2019

I have said it before and I will say it again. You can't hope for a better past.

So with a new year ahead, what do you say we press on, push forward, learn from mistakes, give thanks for the beauty and mess, remove and tear down all of the things that are in the way of...

December 22, 2019

Every year, at this time, someone e mails me asking for this recipe.  Prayers, and this recipe. That is just about all that I am good for.

So, back by popular demand...THE best cookie recipe EVER.



one or two bottles of wine (red or white,...

December 10, 2019

The pumpkins on the front steps have frozen, and the homemade turkey formed by innocent  11 year old hands "once upon a time" still rests on the window sill. Who is to say there were no turkeys and pumpkins in the stable at Bethlehem?

I expect nothing more of mysel...

November 2, 2019

It is amazing that it had to take nearly fifty years in order for me to finally wake up to the truth - to the deepest desire of my heart -  that truly, all I want for myself and for my loved ones is to die and go to Heaven. And that to do this...I need to live right. I...

September 20, 2019

was not yesterday.

In case you thought it was.

Like I did.

And not only did I think it was the memorial of Padre Pio, but I could not get over God's impeccable timing in allowing this day to fall into my lap and land on my heart at the very moment I needed it to.

Which is...

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I am Laura. Wife and mother of four, author, speaker, and ministry coordinator. I write about the mess I was, the mess I still am, and the God who shows up every single day and cleans it all up.

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