Last week, the fella and I purchased a “Daily Prayer Journal,” with 365 bible verses to inspire you all year long. We decided to alternate writing our thoughts about that day’s verse. Well, the page is about the size of a 3×5 card, and there is no way I can be that contained every time […]Read more "The Lord is My Shepherd"
When my daughter Cai, was about 2 or 3 years old, she had an affinity for listing things. Apparently, such quirks are genetic, and start early in life. One of her favorite list topics was, “people she loved.” It was a long list including a large extended family and many friends from her church circle. […]Read more "…And I love myself!"
God. Christ. Humans. Justice. Mercy. Love. Atonement. Healing. Grace. Sacrifice. Faith. All big concepts. When people bear testimony in the Mormon church, a very popular phrase which is somewhat casually bandied about is, “I know this is true, beyond a shadow of a doubt.” Well. I believe the entire point of FAITH, is to BELIEVE […]Read more "All-Inclusive, Like a really good resort."
I always find myself waking early on my children’s birthdays. My mind and heart are so full of thoughts, memories, love, pride, respect, and every good thing. As per usual, my words seem inadequate. How does a mother express what is in her very blood, DNA, and soul? Both of my children were very intentional. the […]Read more "Happy 25 Big D (or as I like to call him, lil’ GnGn)"
This post has been running through my mind for the past week. My thoughts woke me at 1:30 am on my daughter’s 23rd birthday. There are so many things I want to write, so many qualities and characteristics that I admire, so many stories to tell. 23 years ago today, I woke up at 6am, […]Read more "You are my ass-kicking sunshine."
It seems false and hypocritical for a white person to write about racism, white privilege, human rights, equality, and equanimity. It feels as if I just want a pat on the back for how racially sensitive and amazing I am. As if I want a nod because “my best friends are black,” “my students are […]Read more "So, who gets into Subway, and who gets locked out?"
It’s been a day or two. I quit. I quit a lot of things. I quit nourishing, I quit writing, I quit sharing. So, in typical Laura fashion, perhaps we should ask why? I’ve been dating. And eating. And “celebrating”. And celebrating, historically speaking, has involved food. Lots of “good” food. And booze. Of note. […]Read more "Sharing the Journey"