Category Archives: christianity

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…

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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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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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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

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4 words that change everything

Last night ——– It’s 12:20am and I just finished my black belt candidate exercises on the floor of my parent’s spare bedroom. We have to do them every day, no matter what. It’s technically tomorrow but since I just got … Continue reading

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The choice of C.A.N.C.E.R.

Cancer isn’t a choice, really. Sure, we can smoke cigarettes and not shake our head in wonderment if we get lung cancer. But for the most part, cancer just happens. And when it does, it can wreak havoc on a … Continue reading

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The saddest day of my life and my greatest hope…

Tomorrow, January 4th, would be my lifelong best friend’s 42nd birthday. I write would be because sadly she was killed by a drunk driver almost 6 years ago, so she’s not here to celebrate with us. She was killed by … Continue reading

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Why I don’t wish you happiness

Happiness is finding front row parking at the grocery store on a rainy day. Joy is parking at the end of the lot on purpose and appreciating the gift of being able to walk. Happiness is making more money than … Continue reading

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