Homesick: who hasn't felt it? Once, Autumn meant friction. Snits and pouts. Epic school-shopping wars: my taste vs Mom's. "Teal is your color, Laurie. It brings out your eyes." Teal: as in, our front door, sofa pillows, and afghan. Napkins. Glassware. Every single kitchen appliance. Back then, Autumn also meant trips to The … [Read More...]
I’m Laurie, a contemplative writer, musician and artist, who helps distracted, heart-weary people refocus on God in creative ways that spark hope and wholeness.
"Shalom" is the one word I cannot speak when faced with stinkbugs. Sleep in a room infested with kamikaze wing-buzz and reek? Fat chance. Shalom suggests lions … [Read More...]
Kyrie eleison: It may or may not have been the same year Daddy survived electric shock therapy, that year he lived in a quiet building by water with scratchy linens … [Read More...]
Upbeat: adjective, to maintain good cheer—despite circumstances. How to stay upbeat when life implodes? Start by looking back. Since 1950, upbeat has been used … [Read More...]