/About Lori

I’m so glad you found me. I’m Lori and there are two things I know to be true:

Life is hard AND God is incredible.

Both phrases are true and happening simultaneously: Life is hard. God is incredible.

That’s my story.

I’ve had hard things come my way AND I’ve experienced the faithfulness of God alongside the pain and suffering. He met me where I was and brought peace as I held the pieces of a life I never imagined for myself.

Those pieces include losing my mom to cancer when I was 22 and she was only 46. I felt completely cheated out of a lifetime of getting to know her in a new way, as friends who would share everything together. I missed her deeply as I struggled through years of infertility, and I missed being able to call her first, each time God surprised us with our three children.

I would go on to face my own cancer battle, even having one of my surgeries land on my mom’s birthday. Talk about being overcome with fear as I found myself in some of the same doctor’s offices she had been in!

It wasn’t enough to just say, “God is at work in this”. I had to engage my heart and mind to look for Him, even on the days when I questioned his goodness. I had to be purposeful and guard my heart against the lies of inferiority, fear, and comparison… intentionally choosing to trust the character of God more than my life circumstances.


I gave Him all the pieces: the missing pieces,
the broken pieces, the unexplainable pieces.

All of it.

And God met me there.

And He continues to meet me there.

And He will meet you in the same place.

It’s an invitation to hope again.

Life is hard AND God is incredible.

Welcome to this safe place where we can encourage one another to find peace among the pieces.

I’m grateful you are here.


/ Personal Pieces about Me

I live in a little town on the California central coast where I am minutes from the ocean and minutes from the mountains. I married Eddie, the cutest guy in our church youth group, and God surprised us with three amazing gifts: Jessica, Cory, and Olivia. In my life before kids, I was a sixth grade teacher and assistant principal. I am now a homeschooling mom, and science and writing teacher for homeschool classes.

I love going to the movies, beach walks with friends, and peanut butter (not necessarily in that order! Hah!).  You can usually find me on my laptop, reading a book, or researching the latest personality test.

/ Extra Thoughts for You


I laid my grief at his feet and he gave me joy.

I laid my desire to have children at his feet and he met me with provision in his own way and in his own time.

I laid down fear and he gave me comfort.

I laid down my struggles with inferiority and he gave me wholeness.

I gave him the pieces of my life and he gave me peace.


There are deep gifts in hard places.