About

What am I about indeed. I would like to say first and foremost I am about my relationship with the Lord, but He knows that wouldn’t be the truth. The truth is I am first and foremost a sinner, afflicted and needy. All that I have has been given to me so there is certainly nothing for me to boast in, though I find things anyway. Surely at my best I am a mere breath (King David), yet a child adopted into the kingdom of God, sealed and anointed through the Son- no merit of my own, though I’d like to think so sometimes. I often consider myself too highly and have to ask the Lord to humble me again and again. I often think I know quite a bit, and He proceeds to remind me that I know not much of anything, which is okay. Better really.

I am continually being molded, transformed, renewed, forgiven, redeemed, and when you really think about it, it is hard to collect all this and pin it down. How can it all possibly be summed up in an about section? I can say everything I do and everything I enjoy, which are valuable and joyous things. I can say I love my wonderful family and our two dogs; I love the outdoors, coffee, books, writing, playing soccer, biking, rollerblading, sunsets, music, sports, evergreen-scented candles, dark chocolate covered pretzels, apple picking, the Fall (best season of the year hands down), pumpkin-flavored everything, campfires on a summer night, and much more. All amazing gifts. However, I cannot say all this is what I am about.

I am about stirring up the purpose and passion in people, to ask them to consider that something greater is here, that something greater is for them and that something greater is within all of us. It takes consistent courage and boldness to search out the depths of ourselves. In doing so, we find some shocking truths and heartbreaking sorrows but most importantly, immense love. And this love is well, well worth the search.

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. (Psalm 27:4 NIV)

Love,

Lauren

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