Rest

My name is Laura, and I am grateful believer in Jesus Christ, learning to live loved by Him, and I struggle with an addiction…an addiction to busyness.   It took me a long time to admit this. In fact, for most of my life I would have never entertained the thought this could possibly be true.  … Continue reading Rest

Prayer Podcast

A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with my friend Christy Allen on the Prayer Podcast to talk about spiritual practices. If you prefer to listen rather than read, this podcast is a quick summary of the series of blogs I posted this summer about the discoveries I've made about these practices … Continue reading Prayer Podcast

A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 3

NOTE:  This is Part 3 in a series of posts about some of the discoveries I am making about spiritual practices as I journey along with God.  You can click the following links to read the previous posts: Part 1 Part 2 MISCONCEPTION #3:  Spiritual practices are an ISOLATED part of my day I used to … Continue reading A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 3

A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 2

NOTE:  This is Part 2 in a series of posts about some of the discoveries I am making about spiritual practices as I journey along with God.  To read post 1, click here. Misconception #2:  Spiritual Practices Are UNIFORM I used to believe that spiritual practices were UNIFORM.  I thought there was this set way everyone, … Continue reading A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 2

A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 1

A few months ago I was asked to teach about spiritual practices at the Embrace Women’s Conference hosted at my home church.  I wasn’t really sure where to start!  There are so many different practices--reading the Bible, praying, silence, solitude, meditation, confession, giving, worship, serving, and discernment just to name a few.  How was I … Continue reading A Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Practices–Part 1

Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open

My four-year old son has recently begun waking up and telling me about his dreams.  “Mommy, do you know what I dreamed about last night? ” he says with excitement.  “What?” I always ask in wonder, although I can almost always guess the dream’s major theme.  He is currently obsessed with super heroes, and so … Continue reading Dreaming with My Eyes Wide Open

The Great Lie

Often when I host a dinner party a wave of panic washes over me. I begin to worry incessantly, "Will there be enough of everything?"  Will there be enough pasta and bread to eat?  Will there be enough ice and drinks, and will there be enough pie and whipped cream?   Suddenly I am caught … Continue reading The Great Lie

The Disappearing Act

I once knew a little girl who wholeheartedly believed she could do absolutely anything.  She was certain she could lead the country as the president of the United States.  She was confident she could fearlessly explore the furthest reaches of outer space, and she was sure she could take on any man playing in the … Continue reading The Disappearing Act