Do you want to live today without staying stuck in the past? Do you long for peace, hope, and freedom from insecurity? Do you want hope and joy to rise up in your spirit even when life is difficult?

Don’t let the past continue to disrupt your present and future. Shame, guilt, betrayal, trauma, and every other kind of hardship doesn’t define who you are. Only God does that and He says you are wonderfully and marvelously created. Join me for sound Biblical wisdom and guidance so that you can discover God’s unconditional love for you and in doing so, experience freedom from the labels given to you by a broken, weary, and unsteady world.

Could you use a mindset reset? Gratitude is a powerful force for good in our lives and the lives of others. Both God and science have shown us the necessity of gratitude to live life to its fullest. Join me for this free 21-Day Biblical Gratitude Challenge! Filled with Bible verses, printable Scripture cards, devotions, an Action Chart, and printable journal pages — this challenge is sure to strengthen your gratitude muscle and improve your life!

Breathe. Relax. Be Grateful. Empower Your Life One Day at a Time.

Do you find yourself in a slump of negativity, unhappiness, and unfulfillment? Gratitude is proven to improve quality of life. But long before it was proven scientifically, God told His people gratitude was necessary for hope-filled Christian living. And that’s why His way to gratitude is the best way to gratitude. So, why not try this 21-Day Biblical Gratitude Challenge? It’s simple, fun, and free. I’ll send you weekly devotions, twenty-one printable Bible verse cards, and a chart to challenge you with actionable gratitude each day.

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Discover tools to help you grow in faith, grasp the depth of God’s love, and live life to its fullest. Unveil your hope and face your challenges with the kind of courage that cannot be defeated. Subscribers get full access to the Library of Hope which is filled with encouraging resources and learning tools. Join me today!


The Author

Meet Lori

I am a wife, as well as a biological, adoptive, and special needs mom who loves my crew to the moon and back — too much at times! I also love Jesus like crazy, so it makes sense that I love to write, speak, and teach others about Him, His character, and His love for us.

My heart aches when I see untapped potential. The kind meant to do remarkable things, but get buried beneath stuff like fear, shame, and insecurity because of lies planted within our minds. I lived that way for too long. I saw myself as the reflection of my mistakes — my brokenness — and the labels of the world. It was a long time before I finally saw myself in the reflection of my Savior and began to fully live.

Today I know God’s love in a whole new way. A life-changing way. And I am honored to help you discover His love in that same kind of way. Join me here as we navigate life as women, wives, mothers, daughters, and friends. I’ll share my struggles and strategies while we hold tight to Jesus along the way.

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I can’t stop what the world throws at you, but I do have a little something to help you put a stop to the fading of your hope and joy. It’s a free 5-Day Hope Toolkit that will put your focus back on what’s most important. It will give you information that is positive and life-giving. And it will help you implement daily habits that will drown out the negative noise and fill your hope tank back up.

When your reservoir of joy and hope is depleted, you need to begin looking in the right places. Each day, we are bombarded with negative news. With this free 5-Day Hope Toolkit, you will learn how to implement strategies to refill that reservoir and live with HOPE! #hope #joy #wordofgod #prayingscripture #bibleverses #livewithhope #christianliving #toolkit #freeprintable #learntopray #prayer #selftalk
Know Who You Are

But Even More Importantly, Know Whose you are

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Welcome! I am so glad you are here!

If you’ve never been to church before, or if you have and it left you feeling confused and unhappy, or if you just want to be challenged spiritually and grow closer to the heart of God, I want to help you do that.

The world is a difficult place. It’s unsteady at its best and often gives us an angry lopsided destructive view of who we are. It isn’t a place we can look to for belonging or worth. But Jesus is. His steady and redemptive love for us gives us the hope we need. We can look to Him for our reflection of belonging and worth. When we do we discover how marvelous and wonderful we really are!

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17 Inspiring Bible Verses About Moving Forward to Give You Hope

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10 Ways to Nourish a Heart of Sincere Gratitude

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How do we find joy in the journey of life even when the journey has taken us along roads we never wanted to travel? How do we find joy when we are hurting, overwhelmed, or exhausted? Join me for more on joy, happiness, But God stories, and 15 Bible verses (8 from the New Testament 7 from the Book of Psalms) to help you along the way!
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Find Joy in the Journey With These 15 Bible Verses About Joy

How do we find joy in the journey of life even when the journey has taken us along roads we never wanted to travel? How do we find joy when we are hurting, overwhelmed, or exhausted? Although it may feel impossible. It isn’t. With God, it is possible. But let’s find out more with these…

Why is hope important in our life? Why now more than ever before? What is the difference between being hopeful and having hope? What role does Christ play in hope and what is Biblical hope? In this post we cover all this and more! Read on and print a list of 5 Bible verses in times of sorrow.
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Why Is Hope Important? Here Are 10 Important Reasons!

Why Is Hope Important? Without hope in my life, I wouldn’t be writing this today. As a young girl, it lifted me up when I repeatedly found myself crushed and defeated. It motivated me to dry my tears and dust myself off so I could try again when it was I who failed someone or…

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Mom to Mom Confessions: Are You the Mom You Wanted to Be?

This post is for all those who want to be or are a mom. It is a mom to mom kind of letter. One that I pray gives you hope when motherhood ends up not looking like the version you’d dreamed of. At some point in our lives, we formed a mental image. The image…