About Me

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
 As they pass through the Valley of Weeping,
    they make it a place of springs;
    the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
 They go from strength to strength,
    till each appears before God in Zion.”

Psalm 84:5-7

Hi friend! I’m Laura and I’m so glad you’re here.

In July of 2019, my family and I unexpectedly moved back to the States after living overseas together for 5 years. For a season, we were literal foreigners and aliens on a pilgrimage of learning what it is to be more fully human and helping others to do the same. Now, we’re back in our passport country, but our pilgrim journey is not over. We’re no longer sojourning in a foreign land, but the sojourn through different seasons and spaces of spiritual, mental and emotional terrain lasts a lifetime. Life’s circumstances are ever changing, and we often change along with them, but thankfully we have a loving God who gently attends to us whether we make our home on the far side of the ocean or near, whether we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or right, and whether we are in a place of Weeping or of Springs — He is our friend on this journey and He prepares special strength for each of us along the way.

Care to sojourn together?

3 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Thank you for writing about unhappy marriages. I really needed to remember this. It’s still so very painful though. I’d love your prayers for Jimmy my husband. He really needs a miracle. May God open his eyes and put a passion to serve Him in his heart. I think he may be depressed.
    In Christ


    1. Hi Melissa, thank you for being here and I’m sorry you’re going through this pain. It is really difficult to walk alongside a spouse struggling with mental health (or seriously struggling with any big issue). Saying a prayer for Jimmy now — that God would become His comforter and friend in a special way; for you, that God will be your comforter in the pain you’re bearing, and that God would watch over and do something special in your marriage in the midst of this. God bless you!


  2. I just read an article of yours and you mentioned your husband is an Ennegram 5.
    Could I get your Christian perspective on that process? I have a mental health counselor who wants to incorporate that, and I’m trying to find the science behind it.
    Thank you


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