About

Hello! I’m Lauren.

First things first.

I love to write.

I explained more about the wonders and perils of writing here. But I’ll sum it up to say that I write for a few main reasons:

Reason #1

I write because I think in a lot of ways we’re all hurting, confused, lonely, doubting, searching [sometimes I can feel all of these emotions in one day] and we just need some words of encouragement.

Reason #2

I write because words have a way of connecting people. We may live on different sides of the world, but I hope in some small way my words can remind you that you are not alone. Maybe in some small way they’ll remind me that I’m not alone too.

Reason #3

I write because this world can be beautiful and wonderful, but it can also be heavy and painful. I write because I want to explain the hurt, the beauty, the grace, the darkness, the light, 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.

Reason #4

I write to help you feel known, cared for, and understood. I write to remind you that God is good and that there is hope.

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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.” Pastor’s wife. Writer. Dog mom. I could try to explain where I’m from (a long-winded answer involving 15 different homes).

But honestly I feel somewhat flattened by the need to define myself in a “title”…because how do I explain in less than 300 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. I’m saddened by how the internet seems to flatten us – to make us seem like simply names and bios on a screen.

So I guess what I’m trying to say here is that even though I may never get to know you well enough to know what makes your heart sing…I 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 twice a month in your inbox by subscribing to my newsletter These Sacred Words:

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