My name is Lauryn Abbott. I am a Christian stay-at-home-mom and aspiring writer. I am blessed to be married to an amazing man, and we have a beautiful daughter who is the joy of our lives. In addition, we have 3 feline family members, who keep us warm at night and very entertained.
I'm passionate about God's word and the way it transforms us, if we choose to allow it to. I have gone from broken to beautiful, from victim to victor and from a survivor to an overcomer, and I know that it's only by the power and grace of God that I’ve done so.
I enjoy many things. I’ve always loved reading and writing. Some of my favorite places are the mountains, the ocean/beach and the great American West. When I have down time, I like spending time with my family and watching movies. I enjoy going out to eat (especially for steak or Mexican food), listening to a vast array of music, laughing, church activities and pedicures. I love the Lord, animals, chocolate and cheesecake, rainy days and America.
Writing is something I’m passionate about and have been writing publicly for over a year now. Seed Thoughts is my blog and the place I hang out most. In November, 2009, I competed in NaNoWriMo and completed my first novel, called A Little Rain Must Fall. My goal is to complete at least two more novels this year. Writers groups I belong to are FaithWriters, American Christian Fiction Writers Association (ACFW) and the local chapter Christian Writers of the West (CWOW). In addition, you can find me at Facebook, and Twitter.
It is my desire to write what God leads me to write and go where God leads me to go. The material that I write may be encouraging, funny, informative, fiction or non-fiction. I hope you enjoy what you find and pass it along to others. In any good that I do, I give the glory to God.
Quotes I Love ~
"Remember, ordinary people make excuses, extraordinary people make a way." ~ Lauryn Abbott
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." ~ Helen Keller
"The success of my day is determined not by the harvest that I reap, but by the seeds that I sow." ~ John Maxwell
"God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it." ~ Daniel Webster
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." ~ Ronald Reagan
"Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"A room without books is like a body without a soul" ~ Cicero
"The true meaning of America, you ask? It's in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman's badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper... In all these things, and many more, you'll find America. In all these things, you'll find freedom. And freedom is what America means to the world." ~ Audie Murphy
"Complacency is a tool formed in the pit of hell, used by the enemy to render us ineffective for the Kingdom of God." ~ Lauryn Abbott
"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you are saying." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
100 Things I Love ~
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