LAURA’S BIO (please use for introductions & marketing)
Laura is a speaker, author, and blogger from Sussex, WI. She has a master’s degree in Theological Studies and is a former high school teacher and women’s ministry director. Laura has been married to Chris for 30 years and they have three adult children. As her nest empties, she is biking, talking to and naming her many plants, and daily praying for grandchildren.
Ministry vision & purpose
lt took me many years to realize that knowing about God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible are not the same as knowing God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible. Once I began to see that disconnect, however, I was not sure how to fix it, or the mother, wife, and human I wished I could become.
It is my prayer that I can provide encouragement and practical tips to help others bridge that divide. It is my hope that my writing and speaking will broaden your understanding of what you think about yourself and what you deeply believe about God, because those two things determine how we think, talk, and treat others. Jesus’ finished work on the cross is not abstract hope for “good Christians.” It is felt peace and freedom that is meant to be realized in every Christ-followers’ actual life.
“Nearly all wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists in two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves…There is no deeper knowing of God without a deep knowing of self and no deep knowing of self without a deep knowing of God.”
A Little about Laura…
I am… biracial or as our kids call us, “racially ambiguous.”
I am… the daughter of a 5’1” Japanese mother and a 6’ 3” German/Irish father.
I am… a woman who met my husband at McDonald’s (where we worked together).
I am… the mother to two beautiful (sometimes sassy) daughters, and one handsome, son (who loves a good debate!).
I am… the middle child between two brothers.
I am… a cyclist, photographer, and coffee addict.
I am… above all things, accepted, loved, and delighted in by King Jesus. <3
“Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.”
~ Tim Keller
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
~ Romans 8:1
“Intellectual ascent to correct doctrine is not salvation”
~ Matt Chandler
“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
~ John 6:29
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
~ Romans 2:4