After years of wanting to start a blog — and after a few seasons of tremendous spiritual growth and lots of changes — Laura Lives was dreamed up in 2015. The purpose of this blog is simple: to share my life, its passions, and all that makes it full, both the good and the difficult. Why?

Because He lives, I Live.

All I do, all I experience, all I enjoy, all I love — my very existence — is because of my sovereign Creator, the undeserved sacrifice of His son, and His gift of grace that I very much do not deserve. 

Laura Lives, then, is a lifestyle blog rooted in faith. Because every aspect of my life is rooted thusly. Because apart from Him, I am, and have, and experience nothing.

If you have questions about this, feel free to contact me. I’d love to talk to you about it. In the meantime, thank you for reading! I look forward to sharing my colorful, creative outlet-filled, good, and difficult, and amazingly full life with you.

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“O Lord God, Who inhabitest eternity,
The heavens declare thy glory, 
The earth thy riches, 
The universe is thy temple; 
Thy presence fills immensity, 
Yet thou hast of thy pleasure created life, 
    and communicated happiness; 
Thou hast made me what I am, 
    and given me what I have; 
In thee I live and move and have my being; 
Thy providence has set the bounds of my habitation, 
    and wisely administers all my affairs. 
I thank thee for thy riches to me in Jesus, 
    for the unclouded revelation of him in thy Word,
    where I behold his Person, character, grace, glory, 
    humiliation, sufferings, death, and resurrection; 
…I come to thee in the all-prevailing name of Jesus, 
    with nothing of my own to plead, 
    no works, no worthiness, no promises. 
…Impress me deeply with a sense of thine
    omnipresence, that thou art about my path, 
    my ways, my lying down, my end.”

- Arthur Bennett, "God The Source of All Good," The Valley of Vision