I’m so glad you’re here!

I hope this blog builds you up.

I hope it gives you insights that help you worship God, love people, and treasure life.

I hope you think more widely, love more deeply,and live more vibrantly because you were here.


This is my family, the people I love day in and day out.

In this season of life, I’m primarily a homeschooling mother of our six children. But I’m also a member of the Church, a friend, a writer, a teacher. Because of the current joys in my life, most of my specific topics focus on marriage, motherhood, and ministering in the local church.

I love to discover the real-time application of the Bible and share it with readers like you. Scripture is for the human being and we are wise to read and embrace it. How generous of God to provide such a vibrant light for our pilgrim path.

I received my B.S. in Biology and B.A. in English Literature from the University of Richmond and my M.A. in English Literature from Penn State University. I also treasured my education at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where I received my Certificate in Women’s Ministry.

In grad school, I met my husband and we settled down in State College, PA. I taught at Penn State for several years before helping to start Grace Prep High School, where I taught English Literature.  For the past 12 years, I’ve been educating our own children at home. I am currently serving as the Coordinator of Women’s Ministry at Oakwood Presbyterian Church in State College, PA.

One little thing about me to get us started:

I discover snippets of my autobiography in Scripture, music, stories, nature, and people… if I could gather them all together, I think I’d have a decent “All About Me” book. The first page of my autobiography would surely be Fanny Crosby’s hymn, “All The Way My Savior Leads Me”.

Here it is, sung by Chris Tomlin:

All the way my Savior leads me
Who have I to ask beside
How could I doubt His tender mercy
Who through life has been my guide

All the way my Savior leads me
Cheers each winding path I tread
Gives me grace for every trial
Feeds me with the living Bread

You lead me and keep me from falling
You carry me close to Your heart
And surely Your goodness and
mercy will follow me

All the way my Savior leads me
O, the fullness of His love
O, the sureness of His promise
In the triumph of His blood
And when my spirit clothed immortal
Wings it’s flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages
Jesus led me all the way
Jesus led me all the way

All the way my Savior leads me
All the way my Savior leads me

What about you?

Who are you and what interests you about this blog? I’d love to know!

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  33. Could Ann Ward’s Learning at Home preschool/kindergarten be used for a Home Child Care that consist of 8-12 preschoolers?

    Thank you in advance for your response!

    1. Yes! It is a Christian curriculum and contains a Bible portion that guides the topics, especially in Science and Literature.

  34. I just want to tell you how deeply I appreciate your sharing your story in Covenant Eyes; it gives me both hope as well as clarity. I am not married, but my boyfriend and I are fellow believers and worshippers. He so needs the accountability of fellow Christian men. He is too emotionally connected to his sister-in-law, whose favorite book is Fifty Shades of Grey, and I realize now the insidious effect her relationship with Rich has had on our relationship and how it has poisoned it. Rich has blamed me for “not getting along with her better,” which means turning a blind eye to her porn addiction, as he does. Thank you so very deeply for having the courage to share your story.

  35. Hi there! I’ve been trying off and on for a few days now to download the Reluctant Mother’s Meal Plan and the submit button just won’t work for me, neither on my phone or my computer. I know how busy you are, but if you could find time to check it out or send it to me that would help me so much.

    -an exhausted mom of 4 from 6 weeks to 6 years!

    1. Hello, Kylie! I’m sorry that it has taken me 3 days to see this note. I’ll ask my tech guy (aka my husband) and get back to you. In the meantime, you could send me your email address and I could send the document to you that way. 🙂

  36. Hi Laura,
    I came across your blog while developing a women’s mentoring ministry for my local church. I have written a training manual and would like to use your 100 questions to Fuel Mentoring Relationships in the manual. It is an excellent set of questions! It would be included as resource material in the manual to assist mentors and mentees. This manual will not be sold, it (itself) is copyrighted, and will be used by a small group of women in a congregation of about 200 members. I would, of course, credit you as author and indicate it is copyrighted, as I assume it is.
    Thank you for your consideration of this request.
    Jacquelyn Rudolph
    email: [email protected]

  37. Hi! I am looking for your full lessons on the Resolution for women. I start teaching on Jan 6th, 2019. I found the 1st one, and would love to have your notes for the rest of the study. Can you help? Thanks!


    1. Missy, I’ll dig through my archives. That was a looong time ago in my memory and I’m really not sure where the rest of the study may be. If I find it, I’ll send it your way. May God bless you and your ladies as you seek to honor Him with your lives.

  38. Laura,

    I love your blog and feel I owe you an apology. I feel awful about some comments I made last year on your summer homeschooling blog post and have been feeling guilty as I am an avid reader and appreciator of your blog and you did not deserve the critical remarks I made.

    I am not sure if you remember but I left a comment about the structure of your summer home school curriculum, stating my concern that maybe more lax summers could be beneficial, to allow “kids to be kids.” The truth is, I was jealous and just felt a little bit insecure about my own parenting, because during the summer I am not as productive as I would like to be and I have a habit of comparing myself to other parents and feeling that I fall short. Instead, I should be appreciative of your loving insight and I plan to try to implement some of your ideas this summer. I am so sorry for the hurtful things I said and I do hope you continue to share your inspiration.

    Thank you!

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