Welcome! I’m Lara, and I am so thankful that you decided to drop by for a visit today.
If you want to know more about the writer on the other side of the articles you have read by me, then this is the place to do so. Here I’ll be sharing a little bit about who I am, why I write, what I write about, and how we can continue to stay in touch.
Throughout much of my life, I have struggled with anxiety. With my struggle against anxiety also grew my passion to help others who struggle with anxiety and similar types of suffering.
I spent my grade 12 year taking worldly advice on how to handle my anxiety, which led to further anxiety rather than relief. God used faithful believers in my life to direct me back to his Word and show me the sin in my life and the free gift of grace God was offering me. They also counselled me from Scripture and taught me how to biblically handle my anxiety, which was much different from how the world had taught me. At that point, I knew I wanted to do the same for others—my passion changed from simply helping others to showing them how God’s Word can comfort and change them.
After my first year of university, Daniel and I kissed under the flowery alter he had built and exchanged marriage vows. From there, I pursued ACBC certification in biblical counselling, which I am now half way through. We are also expecting our first baby in July.
While training to be an ACBC counsellor, I love to study God’s Word, write articles, read (both fiction and non-fiction), and teach women and children about the Bible. In my spare time, I like to spend time with family and friends discussing theology and life together.
In short, I’m child of God, wife, mom-to-be, writer, and biblical counsellor in training.
During our first year of marriage, I was a stay-at-home wife and student training under ACBC to be a Certified Biblical Counsellor. I was taking in so much information, but felt guilty that I was attaining so much knowledge that I wasn’t sharing. I wanted to not only grow in knowledge, but also love people with that knowledge. From this, my passion for writing was rekindled as I began blogging about what God was teaching me in his Word and my studies.
My desire in writing is to teach women to turn to God’s Word in the midst of their daily life and suffering to find the answers they need. I want to teach women to love God with both their minds and hearts—having a robust knowledge of theology and God’s Word that changes their hearts.
With that in mind, you can expect to read articles here on theology, Bible study, relationships, suffering, anxiety, depression, idols of the heart, and the like. I also write reviews of my favourite books that I am currently reading.
You can find much more of my writing on other sites that I’ve had the privilege of writing for: Women’s Hope Project, The Gospel Coalition Canada, For The Church, Servants of Grace, Unlocking the Bible, and Whole Magazine.
Let’s Keep In Touch
If you want to stay updated on what I’m writing, I’d love to have you join my email list. Each month I send out an email to my subscribers about battling anxiety as a believer. You can expect resources, recommendations, a Bible lesson, and a verse to meditate on. You also get a free five day devotional on overcoming anxiety when you sign up.
You can find me on social media where I also try to let my followers know when a new article is released.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I’d love to hear your story or any questions you have for me. Feel free to contact me anytime and I will do my best to get back to you.
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