Sunday, October 17, 2021

Beautiful Things



     Today I want to remind you to notice beautiful things. Don’t just hurry through life and completely ignore all this beauty God has made. Let it point you to Him, and remind you how glorious He is. The oceans, the mountains, and the vast deserts are all in His hands.

What are some beautiful things you have noticed lately?


Morning sunshine at the pie shop 

Pretty sky colors

A beautiful evening

Bright dandelion blooms

Beautiful rolling mountains 

The ocean, stretching farther than you can see

Pretty magenta flower blossoms

 

     

Monday, October 11, 2021

Persian Kittens - Catalina and Gemini's Kittens

      If you follow my sister's blog, A Handful of Stories, you might have already seen, but a few weeks ago our Persian cat had kittens. 

This is Catalina, the mom.

Gemini, the dad


There are three kittens: two boys and one girl.

They'll most likely getter lighter as time goes on.


Have any of your cats ever had kittens?

-Laura


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Silverton Home for Girls - A Poem




Hello! Today I thought I would share a little piece from my book. "The Silverton Home for Girls" is a poem at the end of A Greater Purpose. All the people mentioned in the poem are important characters in the story. Also, I just lowered the e-book price to $2.99, which you can find here. I hope you enjoy!

Silverton Home for Girls
 This home is very different

Than most other homes, you see.

It takes a lot of people

To make our big family.


There’s Hilda in the kitchen,

She cleans and cooks real well;

And Charity’s in the school room,

Her teaching’s really swell.


Lina is an artist,

She loves to paint and draw.

She spends many hours painting,

And her sketches fill the walls.


They’ve deemed me the head seamstress,

And the task they’ve given me

Is to mend and darn and patch the holes

And sew up dresses plenty.


Sean McGrady works real hard

At making chairs and toys;

He sells them at the market

To little girls and boys.


Annie McGrady spends her days

Tending the youngest girls.

She rocks them, bathes them,

Soothes their cries, and combs their little curls.


The girls’ days are kept full,

But they’re learning oh, so much.

Like reading, drawing, sewing,

And gardening, and such.


When God first sent me here,

Across the wide, blue sea,

His purposes were greater 

Than I ever could foresee.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Hardback Book and Zazzle Products for Live Action

      

     Hello again! I wanted to let you know that A Greater Purpose is now available in Hardback, as well as paperback and e-book. Also, I'm working on building up my Zazzle store again. All proceeds will be going towards the Live Action Fundraiser. There are stickers, notebooks, pillows, and more for sale. Here is the link to that! Zazzle Store. Thank you and have a great week!

 -Laura

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fundraiser to save unborn babies


      Hello! I’m trying to raise $500 for Live Action, an organization dedicated to saving unborn babies. If you would like to donate, here is the link: Donate here.

     Also, until we reach $500, all of the profits from my book sales will be going towards this, so by buying a book (or e-book) you will be supporting this cause. Here is the link to my newest book: A Greater Purpose.

     If you aren’t able to donate but still want to help, please share this post! Most importantly though, please pray for the unborn babies. Every 97 seconds a baby in America is being killed by Planned Parenthood. While we can’t stop that with human strength, God can.

     -Laura

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

A Greater Purpose is now for sale!

 


      A Greater Purpose is officially published! It’s available on Amazon as a paperback for $9.99 or an e-book for $3.99! Also, if you know me in person you can buy an autographed copy by sending me an email or text! 
Here is the link: Buy Now

     Feel free to share this post or tell anyone you know who may be interested! Thank you!!!

Laura

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Life Lately


     Hello! Today I thought it would be fun to fill you in on some things we did this Summer. Can you believe it's already September?

In August we had a yard sale. Hundreds of people along our road were throwing yard sales that day for miles and miles. 

Ate and froze lots of peaches!

Our close friends got married July 10. My sister and I got to serve in their wedding, and 3 more friends are getting married this October.

For my sister's birthday, we went climbed Seneca Rocks with some friends. Isn't it pretty?

I've been experimenting with iced coffee lately. :D

Here are a few more things!

-our Persian cat should be having kittens real soon and I'll be sure to post pictures

-been teaching violin lessons

-The pie shop my sister and I work at had a big pie fight this summer. It was very messy!

-I'm working on publishing my book, A Greater Purpose


What have you been up to?

Laura