About Laura

Hi!  I’m Laura, and I’m so happy you’re here.  If you were my neighbor, I’d have you over for coffee and cookies… but for now, this will have to do.

I’m blessed to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, along with my handsome husband, Jeremy, and our three little loves (two girls and one boy, ages 7, 4 and 2).  We spend our days enjoying the tall trees and fresh air that surround us, making messes with watercolors and tissue paper, experimenting in our warm little kitchen, and reading any and every adventure story we can get our hands on.

I’ve found that the paths my feet walked while eagerly longing to be a wife and mommy were actually preparing an impatient heart for family life.  Serving in youth ministry gave me the opportunity to learn what it means to be loved by Jesus and to share His love in community.  The Discipleship Training School I completed with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) showed me that the Lord is neither afraid of nor surprised by our hurts and broken places.  The challenges presented by nursing school and by working in the ER taught me how to depend on the One who came to serve.

And yet.  Even after all the wonderful life lessons, all the kind mentors, all the grace of God delivered, I’ve still found that family life can drive me to my knees.  Aren’t marriage and motherhood the perfect place to find out how much we still need Him?

And that’s why the question was asked… How To Bless?  How can I be a blessing to my family, Lord… in the midst of trials and tears, worries and fears?  When the answers started coming, I started writing them down.  To find out more about what How To Bless means, click here.  (I’ll give you one hint: it’s not complicated.  Nothing that flows from His love ever really is.)

In addition to writing my own blog, I’ve been privileged enough to be published by (In)CouragePower of Moms, A New Heart magazine, and Mamalode.

Thank you for visiting, friend.  Thank you for the privilege of sharing time, words and heart with you.


In Him,

Laura Costea

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Now remain in my love” (John 15:9).