Welcome! My name is Laura. You might know me from my main website Awe Filled Homemaker or have heard me speak on PTSD and Military Veteran topics through Awe Filled Veterans Wife or various conference throughout the country. I am also co-owner of Christian Blogger Network.
I am married to my handsome husband Clay. He served over 20 years in the US Army and finally retired a few short years ago. He is a Wounded Warrior and he often attends with me when I speak on military topics as a wife and caregiver. We have 3 boys who range in age from 16 to 11. My boys give our house life and they also keep me buying hair color, too!
I was raised Baptist and my husband grew up heathen. When we married, we attended a variety of churches in the community and on base. During our travels, I was exposed to so much! The Liturgical Calendar was Greek to me, but in military ministry, I was surrounded by sisters from every denomination. During this time, we began adding in St Nicholas Day and Advent into our family traditions, which has become a huge source of hope and light into our holiday season.
When we settled down in Tennessee after my husband retired, we church hopped for years. We couldn’t find the right fit. Nothing felt like “home.” It was frustrating, but we remained patient and steadfast that the Lord would lead us to our church family. Finally, after much prayer, I suggested that we try the Methodist Church near us. The rest is history. We became members a few months after our first visit. We love our church and we love our church family!
So why The Methodist Mom? What could a girl raised Baptist have to say about Methodist? Well, there’s a lot actually.
I plan to use this space to share what I have learned as I continue to grow in my faith as a Methodist Mom. From tips to help keep Christ in your home, faith in the family, our walk with Christ, the liturgical calendar, and Bible studies for you and your kids, just to get us started. Faith is the center of our marriage as it should be. My family is grounded in the Word of God alone. Besides, my uncle nicknamed me “motormouth” when I was a child, so I don’t think I’ll run out of topics to discuss.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” ~John Wesley
Welcome to The Methodist Mom!