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Welcome fellow sojourners
of chaos, grace, and joy!

My name is Laura, and I'm a United Methodist Pastor, spouse, and Mom on a journey at the crossroads of chaos, joy, and grace. I blog about parenting, church, life, and love. I'll likely occasionally blog about my hobbies: knitting, sewing, and reading too.

Why "Parsons Pretties"?

I am an avid sewer, and when I was asked to provide some sewing goodies at a local women's bazaar one year, a person exclaimed joyfully, "Oh, these are the Parson's pretties!" The name stuck for all future creations and gifts given by me! 

As a parent of two children with unique needs, I am always finding new ways that God continues to make the chaos of life full of grace and joy. Parenting has taught me the benefits of intentional devotional time, and also flexibility in connecting with the sacred – as I sew or knit, as I play with my children, as I sit with God on a quiet early morning with a steaming cup of coffee, as I watch the sun rise, or as I read on a park bench while the kids play at the park. Life happens and it is filled with chaos, grace, and joy.

My prayer for this Blog is that this will peek into the chaos, joy, and grace of being a pastor,  parent, and person living in this chaotic world.

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