Hello, my name is Laura and I am delighted that you have stopped by.
I am full of gratitude that you would take time out of this busy life to look around.
Who knows what has brought you here. You flipped through a post I have written, maybe the name caught your eye, or you accidentally swiped or pushed a button.
Certainly, the Almighty God knows what is happening and your arrival here is not by accident.
My constant prayer for this place is that something here will reach you right where you are and bring strength, encouragement, and hope to your heart.
I won’t pretend to understand that I know what your situation is.
We each carry around loads that few will know or understand.
But I will say that you-like me-might fall into one of these categories on any given day.
Today caused you to be full of joy.
Or, maybe life isn’t easy right now-at all.
You are just looking for a kind smile and listening ear.
I wish I could touch your hand and say, “tell me what is going on”.
You could probably use a hug and whisper of “I will be praying”.
I long to look into your eyes and have you tell me your heart.
Circumstances and life rarely make this a reality.
My life story has these very needs thread all throughout it.
Married later in life than planned, and as a mom of young children in her forties, I have struggled with seasons of loneliness, restlessness, and frustration.
While a lot of women my age are sending their children off to college and settling in to their lifelong dreams, I am in the thick of raising sweet kids to love Jesus and love others.
I am working hard on having a marriage that brings glory to God.
Daily, I struggle with a chronic illness that leaves me tired and vitamin deficient.
I teach young children and fight for time to write, read, craft and create.
There are times I ask God “why didn’t things go different”. Times I struggle with the answers and His quiet whispers.
But each day I am learning, slowly, and steadily that
God LOVES, God HEARS, and God CARES.
His plans are rarely mine and I want my desires to be His.
This is where all joy and satisfaction come from.
There is beauty even in the hard. I am wired to connect with people on a deep level and believe that you are here for that very reason.
Come and see what Jesus is teaching me, and my prayer is that somewhere in your circumstances it will give you the courage to press on as a daughter of the King.