Author Archives: Lori Lara

About Lori Lara

I'm 7 years into recovery from PTSD, major depression, and addiction. Even though I've experienced miraculous spiritual healing in my life, I sometimes have to fight my way through new layers of grief and unanswered questions that continue to challenge me. I've come to realize recovery as a life-long journey, and I believe it's worth every frustrated scream and painful tear we endure to find the deeper purposes of life and meaningful relationship with God. It's time well spent to dig for the truth, freedom, and love we were created to enjoy. Love is the only answer to heal our spiritual wounds. Nothing breaks my heart more than hearing stories of people who struggle silently and think they're alone; the truth is we are never alone. My goal is to remain committed to my own recovery while taking with me as many people as I can. I'm inspired by people who share similar stories of recovery and their never-ending and perseverant quest for freedom and healing. I'd love to hear your story and share this journey together... www.lorilara.com

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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understanding my mom’s tears

It was a bright sunny day a year and a half ago, and I can still picture us alone in the car on the way to my grandma’s funeral.  Sorrow filled our eyes as my mom’s perfume mixed in the … Continue reading

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Where meaning and purpose reside…

Written as I lie facedown in the valley of losing my mom… love to you…

Posted in blog, brain cancer, christianity, Glioblastoma Multiforme, grief work, healing, hope, love, mother daughter relationships, recovery, spiritual healing, trauma | 9 Comments

The small things…

Taking these photos of my mom’s flowers has taught me that life is too short to miss the beauty found inside a lily. I wonder how many other treasures I’ve missed because I’m too busy with my to-do list and … Continue reading

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the bridge to my mom…

Every aspect of my mom’s memorial service on Saturday was beautiful. God gave me incredible peace and strength to write and deliver her eulogy, my part of honoring my mom and serving my dad and family. It happened exactly as … Continue reading

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Today’s the day, Mom.

My stomach is in a nervous storm as I sit on my parent’s porch reflecting on the past 3 ½ months with my mom. I’ve written her eulogy and will be delivering it at her memorial service today. It’s been … Continue reading

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Grace multiplied

Thank you to everyone who’s prayed for me and my family, and for all your sweet and loving comments. There have been some key times in this journey with my mom, especially during her last 5 days, when I was … Continue reading

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a blessed tragedy

In a few hours my family and I will bury my mom. It’s surreal to write those words. How can that be? I find I’m still quite numb and shocked. As I sit holding my mom’s blanket and remembering when … Continue reading

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Thank you, my friends…

Thank you for your kind messages of support. I’m sorry if I don’t respond right away to your blog comments, texts, voicemails, and emails. Please know that every word you write to me or say in a voicemail means the … Continue reading

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She’s home

My mom was ushered into the arms of Jesus early this morning. Both of my sisters were with her. Our hearts are wrapped in grace as we thank God for her peaceful transition, and we trust him completely for his … Continue reading

Posted in brain cancer, christianity, grief work, healing, hope, love | 19 Comments