Hi, I’m Lauren. Welcome to Traded Dreams!
I hope that you find this a warm and encouraging place to land. I’ve been writing here for about four years , sharing my heart and the journey God has set before me.
Why “Traded Dreams?” Because that’s what I’ve found life to (often) be about. I plan and dream and plan some more, but then God steps in and turns things all around and upside down with his own plans and dreams for my life. I’ve learned to embrace the story that God has written for me and not grieve over my plans that were never meant to be.
I have a heart for the hurting and long to offer some hope and encouragement. So I share a lot about my own story through infertility, loss, foster care, adoption, and parenting my special needs babies. It is my prayer that simply sharing what God has done in my life will give others the eyes to see the beautiful life God has planned for them as well.
I’m all about living out my faith in a practical day-to-day way. I’m on a constant quest to figure out exactly what that means for me as a ministry wife and stay at home mom. I have a deep desire to simplify my life so that I can spend more time loving and serving. I light up when I have the chance to talk about adoption and orphan care — two of my passions. I adore my husband and children and love them fiercely.
You can find me writing here regularly and I encourage you to browse through the menu items to find what you’re looking for. I am working on my first book about unmet expectations and discovering the beautiful story God is writing in your life. We’ll see where this leads. I am slowly beginning to accept invitations to speak, so if you see me at one of the events I hope you’ll come say hello!
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