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Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by Laurie Coombs
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As many of you know, Litfuse Publicity Group (my publicist) and Kregel Publications (my publisher) have teamed up to do an additional Kindle Fire giveaway. Well, that promotion has come to an end, so it’s time to announce the winner. The winner of the Kindle Fire is Morgan Parson!! Morgan, you’ll receive an email from Litfuse, or you can email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered. Be blessed!

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by Laurie Coombs
Launch Team

Letters from My Father’s Murderer: A Journey of Forgiveness will be released on June 27th, and I need some help! I’m looking for 30 people to help me spread the word about my new book. This will be EASY!!! (Now, that’s a word we all like to hear!) I have already created everything you’ll need to get the word out (guest blogs, FB posts, Tweets, Pins, etc.), so all you’ll have to do is share. And as my way of saying thank you, you’ll receive a free copy of my book! It’s a win-win! If you’re interested, download the application (Launch_Team_Questionnaire) and email it to laurie@lauriecoombs.org. I can’t wait to see what God does with this! Together, we can start a fire that can rage within the hearts of God’s people!

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Laurie Coombs
Thoughts

I wrote an article for iBelieve a few weeks ago that I’d like to share with you here. It’s titled 9 Steps to Overcome Anxiety and Depression, but really, it’s an article intended for everyone of us, whether you’ve experienced anxiety and depression or not. It’s about our thoughts, deliberately choosing to think life-giving thoughts. I believe our thought life is the greatest contributor to mental health for each of us. And so I invite you to take a moment to stop by iBelieve today.

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by Laurie Coombs 2 Comments
The Harvest is Waiting

I just had the privilege of speaking to a group of incredible women today about my story. It was such a blessing to be there. To share the message God has given to me and to hear theirs in return. This is the church––we’re the church––and we’re called to love one another. To gather together so that we might encourage and spur one another on toward Christ. I’ve already told you about the resistance I’ve felt on occasion toward the call God has placed on my life. It’s no secret. But what’s incredible to me is what God does when we say yes. There’s a story in scripture about two sons. To the first, the father said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” To which the son replied, “‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went” (Matthew 21:29). The father said the same to his other…

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by Laurie Coombs 2 Comments

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I took some time off through the holidays to be with my family, and let me tell you: the last few weeks have been wonderful! It was such a blessing to have ended 2014 with a bit of rest. I honestly felt like I had been sprinting the entire year of 2014, and so when given the opportunity to STOP, I joyfully took it! My girls went back to school this week, and though I miss them, I must admit that it’s nice to write again. I’m working on the FINAL edits for my book, Letters from My Father’s Murderer: A Journey of Forgiveness, this week. That’s right––THE FINAL EDITS!!! I can hardly believe I’m at this point in my journey. My book, the thing I was called to three years ago this month, is almost complete! This time once seems so incredibly far…

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by Laurie Coombs 3 Comments
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My web designer and I have been working together to design a new look for my blog, and here it is!!! If you have a moment, be sure to stop by (for those reading this via email) and check out all of my new features and videos. And for the record, I must say, my web designer Hannah Beasley is one of the most wonderful people to work with! She comes at the highest recommendation from me. I just love her! If you’re interested in checking her out, please visit Hannah Rose Beasley Art & Design! Any thoughts? Share in the comments!

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by Laurie Coombs 3 Comments

Life has been busy. But good! I’m just about finished with my manuscript for my book, which is amazing. I’m in the home stretch, but time is getting tight, and so I’m going to have to go dark here on the blog for the next two-three weeks to finish. But I’ll be back with all new posts in early June. I think I have one more post on the topic of anxiety and depression when I return before I move on to write posts similar to what I had written before. But before I sign off, I just have to share some exciting news. About a month ago, I was contacted by Billy Graham’s producer of film who asked me to be in one of their “My Hope with Billy Graham” films! The filming crew was here last weekend to shoot the film, and let me tell you, it was…

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by Laurie Coombs 19 Comments
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It occurred to me the other day that I haven’t written much about anxiety and depression. If you’ve read some of my early posts, you know that I experienced severe anxiety and depression about five years back, which was ultimately what God used to bring me to Christ. Prior to this, I had been able to get through everything on my own, but I couldn’t seem to get myself out of this one. Honestly, I think God needed to present something to me that I had absolutely no control over for me to finally turn to Him. And though I would never want to return to this terrible place, I am thankful that God did what was necessary to bring me to Himself.    But it was such a horrible, dark place to be, and I didn’t know any other person who had been through what I was experiencing, which made…

Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by Laurie Coombs 4 Comments
Merry Christmas

I want to take a moment to wish you all a very merry Christmas! Though I don’t know most of you, you have all collectively become such a part of my life. As I write each week, I think about you and pray for God to give me whatever message He intends for that day in hope that my words can make a difference in your life. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read. I know we all have many things pulling us in many different directions, and you should know that I don’t take the privilege of being able to speak a few words each week into your lives lightly. I’m Taking a Break to Love on My Girls I love writing each week, but I spent most of last week getting things in order so I can take some time off to be…

Posted on: August 12th, 2013 by Laurie Coombs 2 Comments
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Well, hello there! As you can see, LaurieCoombs.org has a new look! Over the last month or so, I’ve been working closely with an amazing woman by the name of Hannah Beasley to come up with a new design for my blog, and here it is! Hannah was a pleasure to work with, and honestly I would recommend her to anyone looking for a designer. If you’re interested, she can be found on her website Hannah Rose Beasley Art & Design. If you’re receiving this post via email, you’re hopefully seeing a new look there as well, but if you’re not, it’ll be coming soon. Also, be sure to check out my new “Free Gifts” page as you’re sure to find some new printables that I designed to help you in your walk with the Lord. That’s about it for now. If you’d like, let me know what you think…