I am so glad you dropped by! I hope you’ll let me know you were here. I hope you’ll connect with each other.
And more than anything I hope you’ll become more closely tethered to the truth of God’s word. Life is there.
So, who am I and why do I write?
I could give you the cliche, “I’ve always wanted to be a writer.” And while that’s true, the actual answer is I can’t not write. It’s always on my brain. It’s in my bones. I broke so my rules in my high school Advanced Composition class that my teacher told me I’d never be a writer. I knew most of the rules already and I wanted to tinker. It drove her crazy. It’s probably why I’m such a defender of sentence fragments. Still.
I’m a little bit old school. I love the smell of newsprint in the morning. I sometimes still shoot 35mm film. I’d rather talk than text, tweet or pin. And I have no idea what all the remote controls in my family room belong to. That’s why teenagers were invented. That’s the only reason teenagers were invented.
Kidding! I love teenagers. I practically collected them for awhile. For years, I was a discipleship group leader for high school girls at Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona. They’re all in college now. I’m also mom to my own adult son, who is funny, smart, reconciliatory, and the best story I have ever written.
And that brings me to writing. After my husband Greg – who still chooses me after 25 years of marriage – writing is my life’s great love. From breaking news and features to corporate marketing and travel writing, I’ve been writing professionally in one way or another for almost 30 years. And instead of pointing people to service lines, it’s time to point people toward a Savior so intimate that He’d leave 99 to get to one. To get to you.
Some of you have been walking with Jesus for 20 years and others for 20 minutes. Others have 20 reasons why the whole Jesus thing doesn’t really work for you. Come in. Nose around. This is not a showroom, it’s an assembly line.
I love people’s stories of courage and faith and forward motion. As Women’s Ministry Director at Grace Community Church, I hear them all the time and they never get old. I’d love to hear yours, too, so if you have time, drop me a line. In the meantime, I hope you find something on my site that fits like a good pair of jeans.
~ Laurie Davies
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