Hi! I’m Lauren.

I’m grateful you’re here. This is where I share most of my long-form writing (if you want more personal, conversational words from me, feel free to subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on Instagram).

I share my words because I think in a lot of ways we’re all hurting, confused, lonely, doubting, searching [sometimes all at once] and we just need some words of encouragement. Words have a way of connecting people, so I hope in some small way my words can remind you that you’re not alone. Maybe in some small way they’ll remind me I’m not alone too.

I write to point to the beauty and the wonder in the world, but also to acknowledge that the world can be heavy and painful. I write to explain the hurt, the beauty, the grace, the darkness, the light, and the truth in a way that makes sense, in a way that makes God’s truths settle more deeply in my heart and your heart.

Ultimately, I write because at my core, I believe in the midst of both the beauty and the brokenness, God is unshakably good and he will ultimately make all things right and light and beautiful again. So I write to remind you (and me) of that truth: that God is good and there is hope.

A little about me…

How do you squeeze a person into a bio?

I could tell you I’m an ISFP or an enneagram 9. I could tell you my “titles.” Writer. Editor. Dog mom. I could try to explain where I’m from (a long-winded answer involving 20+ different homes).

But I feel somewhat flattened by the need to define myself in a “title”…because how do I explain in so few words the way mountains make me feel grounded, or how I crave thunderstorms, or how wildflowers make me feel hopeful, or how I feel safe when I escape into a novel?

There is so much that makes up a person. Quirks, nuances, subtleties. The internet can seem to flatten us—to make us seem like simply bios on a page. So I guess what I’m trying to say is even though I may never know you well enough to know what makes your heart sing…I do hope somehow my writing makes you feel seen and known.

Thank you, truly, THANK YOU for taking the time to stop by and read the words I share here. I’d love to get to know you, so feel free to connect with me over on Instagram or join me in your inbox by subscribing to my newsletter These Sacred Words: