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There is a story burning in my soul.
A story about nightmares coming true.
A story about a carefully crafted life that crumbled.
A story about thick masks that ripped away.
A story about a mind, body & spirit suffering darkest fear & pain.
A story about a family asking why…

I know the story well, because it’s my story. And it’s time to send it out into the world to you.

Burnout and breakdown no longer define me. The twisted weeds that strangled me are thinned. The light is shining and joy is spilling over in a way I never knew and never thought was possible.

The journey was messy and scary.  It was also very good.  I was stripped down, yet I was reborn. I learned so many life changing truths. And I want you to know them, too. I want you to see yourself in the warning signs, in the pit of despair, and in the healing.

Join me on this page in October as I share daily doses of a story that I hope will change your life as it has changed mine.

Be Still and Be Well.
Laura

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To our moms, to the moms of adult kids, to our grandmoms, aunts, and sisters. We see you and love you so! Happy early Mothers Day, no matter what season of motherhood you're in 💕
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To our moms, to the moms of adult kids, to our grandmoms, aunts, and sisters. We see you and love you so! Happy early Mothers Day, no matter what season of motherhood youre in 💕

SEEKING the Still. Today's key word is "seeking." It's a journey, a process, something to move towards. It's the action part of a phrase about stillness. It's a move to draw further into what Jesus has promised. A decision to take Him at His word. A quest to find life abundant in Him. Will you join me? ... See MoreSee Less

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SEEKING the Still. Todays key word is seeking. Its a journey, a process, something to move towards. Its the action part of a phrase about stillness. Its a move to draw further into what Jesus has promised. A decision to take Him at His word. A quest to find life abundant in Him. Will you join me?

It's almost #MothersDay, and I love my fellow moms out there! Today, if you're a mom of littles, I hope you feel a little extra love. Keep going. Keep cuddling and soothing and cleaning up baby food off the floor, because life isn't perfect, but it sure is good 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Its almost #MothersDay, and I love my fellow moms out there! Today, if youre a mom of littles, I hope you feel a little extra love. Keep going. Keep cuddling and soothing and cleaning up baby food off the floor, because life isnt perfect, but it sure is good 💕

It’s Sunday! Maybe you’re feeling like a mess today, but know that your mess is still oh so beautiful. The unsettledness we feel reminds us to keep eternity in view: that Jesus is writing a story way bigger than we could ever dream. So embrace the mess, know it’s beautiful, and have a lovely Sunday morning. ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s Sunday! Maybe you’re feeling like a mess today, but know that your mess is still oh so beautiful. The unsettledness we feel reminds us to keep eternity in view: that Jesus is writing a story way bigger than we could ever dream. So embrace the mess, know it’s beautiful, and have a lovely Sunday morning. ☕️

It's not a clean house or new toys or being a perfect wife/mother. They simply want more of me. They want more relationship. Moments. Memories. I know because I asked them.
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Its not a clean house or new toys or being a perfect wife/mother. They simply want more of me. They want more relationship. Moments. Memories. I know because I asked them.
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Michelle Ramler SchroepferBeautiful laura!!! So true

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Breathe in, breathe out. Take a minute, whatever youre doing, and be still. Maybe you can take a bubble bath. Maybe you only have 10 seconds. But be still. He is God.

I know you want to see into the future. To somehow grasp the mystery of the great unknown. Know this. The only way to achieve that is to live and see right now. You are here. And there is wonder and beauty and Holiness in this space with you. I don't want you to miss it even while you dream.
Be Still,
Laura #bestillandknow
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I know you want to see into the future. To somehow grasp the mystery of the great unknown. Know this. The only way to achieve that is to live and see right now. You are here. And there is wonder and beauty and Holiness in this space with you. I dont want you to miss it even while you dream.
Be Still,
Laura #bestillandknow

"My name is Heather. I worry about things I think I can control but need to rely on Jesus because I have no control- He has already decided the path for my life." Girl, we are WITH you! Like this post if you can relate to let Heather know she's not alone. #messymiracle #metoo #wereallinthistogether ... See MoreSee Less

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My name is Heather. I worry about things I think I can control but need to rely on Jesus because I have no control- He has already decided the path for my life. Girl, we are WITH you! Like this post if you can relate to let Heather know shes not alone. #messymiracle #metoo #wereallinthistogether

Hey you, yes you, up late on your phone. Can't sleep?

Goodness, isn't it so tough how life gets really hard sometimes? Maybe you're lying awake worrying about finances. Or laundry. Or health. Wherever you are on the spectrum of worry, it matters. But Jesus says His purpose will stand. He does what He promises. That's not a bandaid verse, ladies. It's true tonight, with your tired eyes and open phone. His purposes will stand. Rest in that.
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Hey you, yes you, up late on your phone. Cant sleep?

Goodness, isnt it so tough how life gets really hard sometimes? Maybe youre lying awake worrying about finances. Or laundry. Or health. Wherever you are on the spectrum of worry, it matters. But Jesus says His purpose will stand. He does what He promises. Thats not a bandaid verse, ladies. Its true tonight, with your tired eyes and open phone. His purposes will stand. Rest in that.

Pull up a chair and stay awhile. I get it. You look perfect on the outside, but you feel one misstep away from falling off a cliff on the inside. It's a scary place to live there all alone. I've been there. I know. The music is still playing, though. Even if it's faint. Can you hear it? There's a WAY through. Just breathe and listen. He's calling you to live. #seekingthestill #hopewriters #simplytuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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Pull up a chair and stay awhile. I get it. You look perfect on the outside, but you feel one misstep away from falling off a cliff on the inside. Its a scary place to live there all alone. Ive been there. I know. The music is still playing, though. Even if its faint. Can you hear it?  Theres a WAY through. Just breathe and listen. Hes calling you to live.  #seekingthestill #hopewriters #simplytuesday

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To the gal who has it all and is quietly falling apart...
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Sarah Harm RentfroI listened to this on my walk tonight and loved every minute.

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Glenda M. RicketsonLaura, thank you for sharing. It is very helpful to have someone who can walk with during this amazing journey.

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7pm Tonight on the Seeking The Still page.
I'll be talking to the gal who has it all, but is quietly falling apart. See you there?
Be Still,
Laura
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7pm Tonight on the Seeking The Still page.
Ill be talking to the gal who has it all, but is quietly falling apart. See you there?
Be Still,
Laura
XOXOXO

Hey there #messymiracle ... you're not alone - not with your to-do list, not with your struggles, and not with your life! Check out this post from Jen Hatmaker • "One of you asked me about "managing my work/home balance" today and I thought I'd take a picture of my bedroom to demonstrate my success rate.

Unpacked suitcase ✔️
8 loads of laundry ✔️
Unmade bed ✔️
Books everywhere ✔️
Trash on floor ✔️
Dirty clothes in corner ✔️
Dresses not hung ✔️
Low key despair ✔️

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Hey there #messymiracle ... youre not alone - not with your to-do list, not with your struggles, and not with your life! Check out this post from Jen Hatmaker • One of you asked me about managing my work/home balance today and I thought Id take a picture of my bedroom to demonstrate my success rate.

Unpacked suitcase ✔️
8 loads of laundry ✔️
Unmade bed ✔️
Books everywhere ✔️
Trash on floor ✔️
Dirty clothes in corner ✔️
Dresses not hung ✔️
Low key despair ✔️

#nailingit

It wasn't the answer I expected, but it makes sense.

At the end of our hour together on Thursday, I asked the gals how they would describe the first Footpath to Fearless class. "Safe" was followed by "insightful" and "thought-provoking." But it's the word "safe" that I can't get off my mind. You're yearning for it, aren't you? I know I am. A place. Some people. A space where it's perfectly ok to be your true self. It's what we do here amidst the chaos of life, #Messy Miracle. There is hope, and you are not alone.

Be Still,
Laura
XOXOXO
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It wasnt the answer I expected, but it makes sense. 

At the end of our hour together on Thursday, I asked the gals how they would describe the first Footpath to Fearless class. Safe was followed by insightful and thought-provoking. But its the word safe that I cant get off my mind. Youre yearning for it, arent you? I know I am. A place. Some people. A space where its perfectly ok to be your true self. Its what we do here amidst the chaos of life, #Messy Miracle. There is hope, and you are not alone.

Be Still,
Laura
XOXOXO
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U N S E T T L E D SOUL...You must dance with one foot in this world, but the other in E T E R N I T Y.
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U N S E T T L E D SOUL...You must dance with one foot in this world, but the other in E T E R N I T Y. 
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WWW.SEEKINGTHESTILL.COM
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Hi! I'm Laura! I'm equal parts a mess and a miracle...like you! I'm a lover of words. Especially words that tell the truth, encourage, and inspire. I write them. I read them. I speak them. Not because I think I have all the answers, but because I've been where you are, and I was lonely. So now I use my "voice" to tell you that there is hope, and you are DEFINITELY not alone.

I'm glad you're here right now reading this introduction. Because I want to know you, and I'd love for you to know me! So stay in touch, ok? Life is crazy and chaotic, but we can Seek The Still together. It matters. You matter.

Be Still,
Laura
XOXOXO
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Hi! Im Laura! Im equal parts a mess and a miracle...like you! Im a lover of words. Especially words that tell the truth, encourage, and inspire. I write them. I read them. I speak them. Not because I think I have all the answers, but because Ive been where you are, and I was lonely. So now I use my voice to tell you that there is hope, and you are DEFINITELY not alone.

Im glad youre here right now reading this introduction. Because I want to know you, and Id love for you to know me! So stay in touch, ok? Life is crazy and chaotic, but we can Seek The Still together. It matters. You matter.

Be Still,
Laura
XOXOXO

If you are doubting that your present circumstances can ever be redeemed, please know that It. Is. Possible. Three years ago, I was in the midst of an emotional and physical breakdown. Tonight, I'm putting the finishing touches on a class where I will have the honor of sharing what I've learned about knowing and trusting Jesus. Only God makes diamonds out of dust. Rescue is with you.
Be Still,
Laura #seekingthestill
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If you are doubting that your present circumstances can ever be redeemed, please know that It. Is. Possible. Three years ago, I was in the midst of an emotional and physical breakdown. Tonight, Im putting the finishing touches on a class where I will have the honor of sharing  what Ive learned about knowing and trusting Jesus. Only  God makes diamonds out of dust. Rescue is with you. 
Be Still,
Laura #seekingthestill

This weekly class starts tomorrow and I can't wait to journey with these women as we discover how fearlessness is not a one-time decision... it's a path you walk. Girls, I can't wait! ... See MoreSee Less

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This weekly class starts tomorrow and I cant wait to journey with these women as we discover how fearlessness is not a one-time decision... its a path you walk. Girls, I cant wait!

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