Hi Friends,

Thanks for stopping by!  I pray this will site be a safe place where you’ll receive a little encouragement, laughter, discussion, and inspiration.  But the bottom line is that it will only have value as the Holy Spirit breathes life into it.  I’m dependent on Him!

 The passion of my heart is helping people connect to Jesus in new and creative ways (and some ancient, forgotten ways) .  It seems that one of the keys to this connection is just paying attention.

I believe God uses relationships, experiences, and spiritual practices to make us into people who love Him and love others better, but we have to pay attention – to reflect, and interpret and respond.  In this blog that is what I’m trying to do.  My hope is that you will relate to some of my reflections and weigh in with your own thoughts!!

My goal is to:

  •  stimulate conversation about the work of God in everyday things
  • help incubate ideas, suggest experiments, and provide resources for creative discipleship
  • authentically model what it looks like to take God seriously but ourselves not so much, getting it wrong a lot, but majoring in grace.

I typically post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  In 2012, Fridays were devoted to exploring spiritual practices, experiments and resources.  Last year (2013) we devoted Fridays to one word, Fearless. And this year, we’re continuing to use Fridays to focus on how God is using our One Word.  I hope you’ll join us! If you would like new posts to be delivered directly to your email account, please be sure to by either:

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And then… share your experience, thoughts and insights with me!

If you’re new to my site, you might want to start with some of my most popular posts.

Pressing on,


5 thoughts on “Welcome!

    • Ohmygoodness! I’m so sorry I just saw this Libby!! On the home page, you can click on “sign me up” to subscribe.

      ps. hope you heard John quote you in the sermon on Sunday 🙂


  1. Laura,
    I have read all your blog posts – what an inspiration. I feel like I find a nugget that particularly resonates with me in each one. Of course, I treasure the story of Michael and am so glad you have shared it. African Children Today has other boys just like Michael who need support…. feel free to share our brand new website at AfricanChildrenToday.org with those who would like more information. Thanks!


  2. Laura, how can I access your recent blog on refugees? It was so beautiful and I want to share it with my family this Christmas. I think you posted it after Thanksgiving.


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