Hi, I’m Lara d’Entremont,
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 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—they showed me the sin in my life and the free gift of grace God was offering me. They 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 bring comfort and change.
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 welcomed our first baby, Levi James, into the world on July 12th, 2018.
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. I like to spend my spare time with family and friends discussing theology and life together, and doing pilates.
In short, I’m child of God, wife, mother, 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 wasn’t sharing that knowledge. 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 Letters from Lara. Each month I send out an email 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. You can find me on social media where I also try to let my followers know when a new article is released.
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.