I'm so glad you're here! If you're looking for a hype girl in your season of singleness you've come to the right place. If you're needing some resources on how to navigate loss + grief, I've got you covered in that area too. And if you are looking for someone to support you as you navigate your most difficult seasons, I’m your girl. I won’t ever promise to have all the answers, but I promise I will always point you to Jesus because He is the only one who does.
When I'm not speaking or working on my next book, you can find me rooting for God's team (aka Auburn, duh), basking in the Florida sun, or squeezing in as much quality time with loved ones as possible. I’m the first to arrive and last to leave kind of girl, who is always down for an adventure. I thrive on sitting across from people over coffee (well, you can have coffee, I'm not a fan...shocking, I know) and hearing their stories. I'm the champion of championing people and I pray this will be a sacred space where we can cultivate intentional community.
This all started when my mom got re-diagnosed with cancer and my world felt like it was caving in around me again. This was not the first time I had dealt with this kind of news but what I didn’t know then was it would be the last. The blog then became my outlet to process while grieving my mom’s passing. It became a safe space where I always tried to be as honest as possible. I’ve learned there is a cost to keeping silent and my writing has become a way to not let my circumstances have the final say. I plan on using it as a space to continue to share both the good and the bad.
Writing has always been an outlet for me to process what was going on in my life but there have been moments when it felt like too much to “put pen to paper”. It was during one of my most difficult moments when I took the first video of myself. I needed a way to get all that I was feeling out so I just started talking to my phone and I found it was a helpful way to process what I was feeling. From there I began documenting all the major moments in my life. Even though some of them were very hard to make, I think I always knew I would want a reminder of all I had been through and how far I have come. Those videos are sacred and mark the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in my life over the last 9 years.
I think I’m ready to start sharing a lot more of these videos and I’m praying they serve as a reminder of God’s faithfulness. My passion for writing and creating community through shared experiences stemmed from one of the worst times in my life.
Consider the blog a look into my diary, if you will. Password and lock and key free, I invite you in. I hope this serves as an encouragement for whatever season you find yourself in today.
Life doesn’t always turn out like you dream.
You’ve probably imagined the job, the spouse, the kids—and you knew what age you wanted it all to happen. However, all too often such plans go up in smoke, and you may feel confused and forgotten when reality doesn’t match your expectations. When life doesn’t go like you planned, can you still trust that God knows how to write the best stories? Instead of taking the pen to your own story, author Lauren Walton suggests refocusing on your Creator.
After spending years frustrated because life wasn’t going according to her plans, Lauren decided to give up control. It was then she learned God’s graciousness wasn’t based on getting what she wanted and that God’s perfect plan included an unexpected season. She wrote The Wait Will Not Be Wasted to help other single women during times of unfulfilled hopes. Lauren shares how self-reflection, journaling, and practical experience have led her to find deep fulfillment and a God-given purpose while she waits. It is her hope that her journey will help others see God’s goodness even during the most difficult times.
Though directed at single women, the concepts apply to any woman waiting for God to move in her life.