You are in for a treat when you listen to Laura's Testimony! Laura humor and gladness brings joy to those that have the opportunity to meet her. She shares her story of growing up and feeling unwanted and finding the love of God through a mentor named Delores. Laura has turned her grief into joy, and uses her story to bless others thorugh speaking, writing, and dancing. She even spent time in an Elf suit, raising up other elves to bring joy into the world.
Yes, pain can often be masked by humor, and we need to be careful not to hide the pain. So if you know of anyone in your life that is constantly up and seems to hiding pain, pray and see if there is something that God would have you do to help. Because our Nation, really the world, had been shut down for so long, there may be many hiding in homes that are hurting. Reach out, be a good neighbor. Knock on the door, drop off some toilet paper on the porch and give them a smile from a distance.
As I spoke with Laura over Zoom about a month ago, it was at the beginning of the fire season of 2020, and within a few weeks, most of the west half of the country is on fire. The smoke was at Laura's place in Colorado and mine in North Idaho as we spoke. We are remembering all of those brave souls out there fighting the fires, and praying for them and their families at home, waiting for their safe return.
This Podcast will air on Momentswithmoni.com Ep#56 on Friday Sept 18th at 4:00 am Pacific. If this episode brings you joy and laughter, consider sharing it with a friend, neighbor or family member to brighten their day as well. Thanks for listening.
Laura is a multi-published, multi-awarded author and dancer. Her two nonfiction books “Dolores, Like the River” and “Jesus in Shorts: Twenty-five Short Stories of Life-Changing Jesus Moments” are among her many published works. With a passion for helping others see their worth and value through the lens of Jesus, she shares stories of God’s love and lessons in her journey of almost seven decades as a writer, dancer and teacher. Through her monthly blog, “Livin’ What You’re Given” she speaks with humor and authenticity into the truth that we are valuable and have purpose at every age and every stage. She also has been published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” as well as many online Christian publications. As she shares stories in written word and dance, she encourages others to find healing and inspiration for their life’s purpose in the Risen Christ. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and proud native of Colorado who lives in Montrose, Co with husband Keith. She holds an MA in storytelling through creative movement from Regis University.