A Gift for Mother’s Day!

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Book

If you are a mom (or you know a mom) who could use a little boost… …a boost of good cheer, an infusion of strength, a dose of encouragement… Then this book is for you! Here’s what you’ll learn: * How to get to the end of the day and feel like your time and energy went toward something constructive * … Read More

The Preschool Science Experiment That Changed My Life

LauraAll Posts

A simple preschool science experiment helped me make sense of Christ’s call to lay down my life. It helped me see that sacrifice is not the endgame, but just the beginning of something miraculous. THIS ROCKED MY WORLD and helped make sense of marriage, motherhood, and every other good work God may call us to as we seek to follow … Read More

A Box of Rose Petals (Podcast Episode + Free PDF)

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Podcast, Motherhood

When you sacrifice for others out of fear, guilt, or an effort to please other people, you are going to feel bitter. You are going to feel unfulfilled. And you won’t see the beautiful growth you were hoping to see. BUT if you lay your life down in God’s love for you – and sacrifice for others because you are … Read More

Celebrate Mom! (Free Party-in-a-PDF!)

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Book, Motherhood

Think of a mom you love. She’s amazing, right? Maybe she’s just starting out on her motherhood journey. Maybe she’s been a mom for many years now. Maybe she’s facing an exciting or discouraging or intimidating change. You want the best for her. You want to support her. Sooo, I was thinking… what if you threw a party for her?? … Read More

Having a Catch (new podcast episode)

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Podcast, Faith, Stillbirth

If you are feeling distraught, if you are at the end of your rope, if you are discouraged, feeling empty, even bitter; this episode is especially for you.  In those moments when we can’t wrangle our emotions to line up with the truth of God’s Word, we can at least grab a hold of God’s truth and play it over … Read More

The Soundtrack for “Expect Something Beautiful”

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Book

October 5th can’t come soon enough! It’s the day when you can receive your brand new copy of “Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God’s Good Gifts in Motherhood”. You don’t have to wait until October 5th to learn- and love – the soundtrack! This is the music tucked inside the book. These songs will give you a sneak peek of the … Read More

Bible Study and Bumper Boats

LauraAll Posts, Bible Study, Christianity, Discipleship, Expect Something Beautiful Podcast, Ministry

As the school year begins, many of us church-going-folks are signing up for small groups, Sunday School classes, and Bible studies. How are you feeling about all that? Excited? Ready to dig in and learn? Or are you feeling overwhelmed? Discouraged? Maybe even disinterested? I’ve been there. If that’s how you feel, this episode of Expect Something Beautiful is *just* … Read More

Big Decision To Make? This will help. (New Podcast Episode)

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Podcast

Life is full of tough decisions. Sometimes, we make the wrong one simply because we don’t trust God’s good heart for us. Let this episode of Expect Something Beautiful strengthen you to choose the good thing, the best thing. God wants you to have a good life (and I don’t mean the “prosperity gospel” type of good life), I mean … Read More

Hope for the woman who hates men

LauraAll Posts, Expect Something Beautiful Podcast, Faith, Marriage

Have you ever said, “I hate men”? You’re not alone. A lot of women say it. I’ve said it. For every woman who says it, there is a unique reason why. And there’s a personal invitation from her Creator to be healed, strengthened, and empowered with love. I used to say, “I hate men,” but I don’t anymore. Here’s why. … Read More

Restoring Relationships That Covid Complicated

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Relationships were difficult BEFORE a worldwide pandemic threw a giant wrench in them. If you’re like me, you’re just beginning to clear your head and get your feet back on the ground after a year of complicated relationships. (The unknowns! The sickness! The logistics! The distance! The emotions! The politics! Oi.) May God give us big hearts and open arms … Read More