Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Hi guys...it's me.

You know how sometimes you take a writing break because bad things happen and you need time...time away, time alone...time to process thoughts and emotions and some days even just survive?

So you build a cocoon and retreat from the online world. You wait and you sit tight and you hope for beauty and redemption.

And then time passes and you realize you aren't just surviving anymore--things have changed but life is beautiful-- yet every time you want to write you wonder where to start...so you put it off. You have a few unfinished posts you wrote in the last couple months but never quite clicked Publish.Yet you miss those precious friends...you read their blogs...you think of them--and even pray for them.

And one day you sit down and it happens. You write. Because you want to tell them you're here. And even though you're not totally up to sharing all the details, you want to share with these dear friends. You want to tell them that we serve an incredible, amazing God who walks with us in our pain, who holds us when we cry, who sends us infinite signs of hope along the way. A God who heals more deeply and loves more fiercely than we can imagine. And because of Him, you are smiling and laughing and dancing and learning again. And writing.

This time you click Publish.


  1. Yay! I love every post that you write! I hope to hear more because you are always so authentic and honest in each post!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It's GOOD to be back! :D

      And you are wonderful. :)

  2. Welcome back, Laura! Thinking about you and praying for you! :-)

  3. Adding you to my prayer intentions for the day! Welcome back.

  4. Thank you both for the welcome and the prayers! So happy to be in the midst of the blogging community again. Hugs!

  5. I missed you, Laura! I hope nothing too bad happened; what's got you down?

  6. Just Another Amateur Writer: Thank you for your words and for visiting! It's nice to meet you!

    Abigail: Hello, girlie! Simply put, a fork in the road leading me and P. down separate paths...unexpected and difficult, but God has so used it all for my good and His glory! Very grateful for His presence through the past few months, esp. as I see more now ways He has been working...