The call beckons you, but also unsettles you because it’s risky to trust Someone you cannot see. To depend on a God you cannot touch. And yet, you need Him. You know.

The Heart of a Hero – Personal Memorial Day Prayer

Dear American Hero, Words are completely inadequate, yet my soul is stirring to address you this day. Perhaps these thoughts will make their way to heaven or perhaps you'll read the words with eyes yet gleaming. My prayer is simply that they will reach you. You served...

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Hold Me Fast

Today's post comes from Glenna Marshall. Glenna has been playing the piano since the age of seven and writing songs since the age of sixteen. Her music comes from hard places, but because of God's faithfulness much good comes from the brokenness. It was all my...

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Come Out of Hiding

If you’ve missed parts 1 and 2 of our UNDERCOVER MESS series, you can check them out here: Part 1: Ladies, We’ve Got A Problem Part 2: Abundant Life and Abundant HOPE We’ve talked about the pressure to measure up, and the freedom Jesus wants us to walk in. Those...

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Prayer Is Not Enough For Orlando

Prayer is not enough, dear ones. It’s the beginning. It's the foundation. It’s important, but it’s not enough. #PrayForOrlando It’s one of the first reactions I saw online after the vile terror attack at the Pulse night club a few short days ago. And the very same...

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In the Wake of Easter

I saw it everywhere on social media this past weekend. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were laden with images and text declaring that Easter was the day that changed everything! It is true. The death and resurrection of Jesus are the most important events in the...

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I have a confession to make. Several of them, I suppose. I. Am. A. Writer. It's taken years to write that sentence without feeling a fraud. But it's true. When I write from my soul, I feel centered. Complete. Whole. The universe comes into focus, the words pour from...

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A Three-fold Way of Living Vulnerable

In Part I of this post, I shared how a season of pain and struggle unmade me (still is, really)…I’m breathing through an anxiety attack as I type these words. The trials of my life have a way of uncovering what is true and opening my clenched fists to let go of what...

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Day 24: Divine Chaos

  Crunchy leaves swirl wildly in the vortex. I stand mesmerized each time I see them spin. Where is this unseen, whirling wind and how do the leaves always find it? My life is like these leaves. One minute gently floating and the next spinning out of control. As the...

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Lost and Found

August 2014. It was time to re-enter the land of the living. I attended my last session of intensive outpatient therapy, and my work leave ended. The annual off site retreat was first time I would see my colleagues from the church & school. I felt like a piece of...

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Day 17: The Still Small Voice

I close my eyes and breathe. Letting go of the chaos in my mind requires a deep exhale and a shift. It's easy to talk to God, but I'm still learning to listen. When it happens, my heart stills in wonder. It's not an audible voice. More like a deep knowing from within....

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Laura loves speaking to women & girls about how her faith impacted her journey through anxiety at burnout.


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