I love a good blog party! 5 minutes for mom is hosting this one and it's sure to be F.U.N! Lot's of giveaways and new friends to be made! : ) Just click the button above to join in!
For all you who are new to my blog today I would love to give you a quick intro to who I am and what this blog is all about! : ) For those of you who have been following for awhile - there still might be a random tidbit to pick up! : )
First off, I'm Lauren ... this is me...
I'm a stay at home Youth Pastor's wife. For those of you who might wonder if I just watch soaps all day while I sit on the couch and eat bon bons... ha.ha. There's no time for that! Between serving my husband, keeping house, serving in ministry to the teens, doing Bible Studies for the girls, and several other odd jobs, I've got plenty to keep me occupied!
First on my list is being a helper to my amazingly wonderful husband John. He is a full time Youth Pastor at our incredible church. He loves working with the teens and I love helping him! I also love being with the teen girls and planning things for them. John is also a full time seminary student. He's just finishing up his first year in the Master of Divinity program. That means he's one busy guy ... and handsome too... dontcha think?
My number one passion? Jesus Christ. I am head over heels and live each day with undying devotion to Him. He's the One who brought me life and picked me up out of the pit I'd jumped into. I owe everything to Him. He's also given me a purpose and direction for my life: to spread His love and compassion to as many as I can. This has taken on a few different meanings.
I'm all about orphan care! ALL ABOUT IT! We're adopting a precious baby boy from Ethiopia and can't wait to meet him! We're hoping for sometime before Christmas this year to bring him home. This is our first time adopting and we love it so far! We've also been foster parents in the past and plan to do that again in the future. You'll get many adoption updates if you follow along here.
I also love love love to write and share Christ's love through my blog and through my articles for the amazing Exemplify Online Magazine. It's been such a fun and incredible journey. I write for the family channel over there and much of my focus is on infertility and pregnancy loss. I have vast experience with both. You'll find me writing about that occasionally here, too.
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So there's the run down... hope you decide to stick around for awhile because I LOVE to make new friends! If you want to get to know me a little more, check out to tabs at the top. "My Story" has more details about our journey toward parenthood and our experience with miscarriages and infertility. "Our Ethiopian Adoption" is about just that! If you want to send me an email, just click "Contact." And THANKS for stopping by ... you look lovely today! : )