Hi, there! I’m Laura.

I’m the author of Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God’s Good Gifts in Motherhood. And the host of the Expect Something Beautiful Podcast produced by Revive Our Hearts.

We’ve got lots of kids around here… six of them, to be exact. My husband Ryan and I are amazed by the amount of cuteness, laughter, noise, and laundry in our lives! Ryan is my scaffolding and faithful friend. He makes my daydreams come true.

I educate our children at home, which means that I spend my days strategizing, snuggling, laughing, reading aloud, preparing food, resolving conflict, sneaking chocolate, matching socks, and expounding on the importance of fresh air and exercise. 😉

I’m also a member of the Church, a friend, a writer, a teacher, and a runner/ walker, depending.

I love grilled salmon and sunshine. I love to laugh. I love having a catch, playing the piano, reading a book, and watching people do things they were born to do. I love tips for better living – receiving and sharing them. Good conversations are the most satisfying thing in the world.

I love Jesus because He first loved me. He is my hope and stay.

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 a light for our pilgrim path.

I hope you find something up-lifting and helpful here.

I’m cheering you on!

This song says it all:

The first page of my autobiography would surely be Fanny Crosby’s hymn, “All The Way My Savior Leads Me”. Here’s a version adapted and 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 do you love?

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