A Laura Moment
“I had a Laura moment this weekend,” a co-worker announced as we passed in the hallway.
While she related the absolutely ridiculous circumstance in which she’d found herself, I thought “Goodness, I’ve invented a new genre of adventure called Laura Moments.”
One of life’s mottos, which has seen me through many a dreadful situation, is that “Eventually ‘this’ will make a good story.” Typically the ‘this’ is some horrific circumstance in which I find myself. Whether it’s being stuck at an eternal dinner where the person next to me talks incessantly for two hours about his cats or me getting lost in Washington DC for two and a half hours, I will find myself, between prayers for graciousness or guidance, chanting “Eventually ‘this’ will make a good story.” Later, as a captive audience sits spellbound while I relate the latest adventure with Laura, I know that the two hours of torture have paid off.
Of course, not all of my adventures are bad. By far, more of them are fun and exciting. Perhaps it is the way I look at life, through a quirky sense of humor, that allows me to take the mundane and turn it into a full blown adventure; and although much of what you’ll read on this site will be spiritual in nature, I’m a firm believer that God gave us all good things to enjoy – laughter, sports, and books that aren’t necessarily all about your spiritual walk. So don’t be surprised when a story about one of my adventures is simply that – an adventure; but more likely, you’ll find that my stories wrap around to make an application about God’s goodness, His expectations of the Christian walk, or to simply illustrate one of His truths.
My true motto is found in Psalm 119:10 “With my whole heart have I sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!” Truly the greatest adventure is found in closely following God and His commands.
Lest you worry that following God means your life will be boring, I’ve heard the following words more times than I can count, “Wow, Laura, you have such an interesting life!”