Thanks for dropping by.
I’m Laurie, child of God, wife, mother, grandmother, friend.
I’m also a recovering perfectionist, committed to staying awake and engaged with life, God, others, and this bruised and beautiful planet.
Want to join me?
For starters, we could:
- Scout beauty amid everyday-tumbling-down-life
- Tap into wonder
- Respond together to God’s grace (I can’t live without it)
Though sometimes I still try.
Maybe we’ve met?
Perhaps we’ve already connected through my praise chorus, “I Love You, Lord.” Forty years ago, weary and bone-lonely, I wrote that little song while our baby slept.
People around the world still sing Let me be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.
I write this blog twice a month with the same hope.
A lifelong “creative” with a growing contemplative streak, I’ve switched hats more often than hobos in a vaudeville skit: songwriter, artist, actress, mime, clown, storyteller, teacher, poet, director, editor.
And now, blogger/scribe.
What you’ll find here
Soul mimosas. A place to pause. Muse. Savor refreshment.
Watch for compelling photos. Glimpses of nature and surprising ways it brings us news of its Maker. Music with readings. Creativity prompts. Guided meditations, prayers, and book reviews.
How it might help
You work hard. You juggle more balls with each change you and your loved ones encounter. Each alteration in health, or career. Each learning curve technology imposes on already-full days.
Let’s help each other dial back urgency. Tune out clamor. Make time to immerse in God, and emerge refreshed.
- Waiting Grace, Hearts on Ice
- Soul Mimosa
- Windfall: Urgent, Instant, Demanding Joy
- Unshelved: 1 Carol, Just 4 the Joy of it
- What to do with Yearning
- Learn to Sing out on a Limb
- Taking Turns, Taking It Slow
- Getaways, Road Postcard #4
Ways to connect
I hope you’ll subscribe! One click plus your first name typed into the sidebar (top right) sends an email to your Inbox asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you do, a bi-monthly email alerts you to new posts.
I enjoy reading and responding to your comments, which you can do here on the blog, or privately (when you re-open the post in your email and hit “Reply”).
Connecting around what is true and beautiful opens our souls to refreshment. We nudge up against wonder, and time telescopes.
Curiosity kicks in.
Enriched, grateful, our spirits brim.
And here’s the truth: “[Those] who refresh others will [themselves] be refreshed” (Pr. 11:25).