Hi! I’m Laura Crosby, a follower of Jesus who gets it wrong a lot. I’m trying to pay attention to the work of God in, through, and around me, but it’s definitely a sloooooow process!
I love creating all kinds of things, including a welcoming place in our home where there’s good food and lively conversation. I’m a friend to twenty-somethings journeying with Jesus. I’m a biker-runner-walker and a Starbucks groupie.
Though my husband is the one who gets the paycheck, we are both pastors and approach ministry as a team here in Minneapolis. We’re privileged to do life in a vibrant faith community at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina.
We have two daughters we think are totally amazing. Til just recently they were living together, trying to change the world for the better in Washington D.C.. (Katy’s on the left and Maggie’s on the right below). On May 26th Maggie married our wonderful new son-in-law, Austin Dannhaus and they are now living in San Francisco where Maggie is going to grad school at Berkley.
This blog is about creative discipleship…taking God seriously, but ourselves not so much. As I write, the people I have in mind are my daughters and their friends primarily, but I pray anyone who stumbles across this blog will go away encouraged.
I typically post on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. ”Spirit Stretch Fridays” as my daughter Maggie named them, focus on sharing a spiritual practice or resource I’ve been learning about. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via e-mail. When you receive a new post via email, click on the title to see the pictures that will be accompanying it.
My prayer with each post is: “Abba Father, do what only You can do. With these words, encourage, inspire, challenge, comfort… May this post honor You and accomplish what You desire. May your Holy Spirit sparkle through every word and punctuation mark.”
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