New Photography, Calling All Cool Moms, Pittsburgh & Ephesians.

The past couple days I’ve been near Youngstown, Ohio, visiting the boyfriend’s family. I got some awesome pictures of Julie & the kiddos, and Max’s feet. I also just re-designed Julie’s blog, Calling All Cool Moms (!!!!), which you should definitely check out. That woman is hilarious. And super hot. You can follow her on twitter too, at @juliannegulu.

Tomorrow we are headed to Pittsburgh and I am SO excited to see Laura (SecretAgentL) and find out whatever God is doing there. If you’re in Pittsburgh, let me know!

If you want to change your life, decide to read the book of Ephesians every day for 7 days. The whole thing. There are only 5 or 6 chapters, and every time I’ve done this, my life has turned upside down. We forget so easily what following Jesus is supposed to look like, and how simple our faith is — Ephesians is an incredible reminder of this. Seriously, please do it. And if you do, leave me a comment or email me to let me know. And tell me what changed for you. I’d love to hear.

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But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were useless and in the dark — it is by grace you have been saved. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that you cannot say, “I have done this on my own.” – Ephesians 2.

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  1. Ashlee says:

    Such a cool challenge, I love Ephesians!

  2. Just me says:

    I never used to like Paul. But then, I don't think I'd ever actually given him a chance. I'd never read Ephesians before, but I just did it. Wow. It's amazing! Paul's faith is so strong and while I'm worried that I don't love God enough, I am so encouraged by reading how strong his faith is. I haven't read enough of the Bible, so at the moment I tend to still hold the view of it as boring and full of confusing rules. But that's something I'm slowly shaking off, and today I recommitted to reading the Bible everyday. Ephesians is so clear and concise, and so applicable to modern life that it could so easily have been written yesterday. Thank you for sharing this, Lauren!

  3. earlynovemberlove says:

    Woo! Pittsburgh is my city! It's fantastic, have fun there 😀

  4. kathryn-louisa says:

    Ephesians is amazing, I absolutely love it. If I had to choose a favourite book…I don't think I could. But if I absolutely HAD to, Ephesians might just be it.


  5. Novelista Barista says:

    Love these pictures!

  6. vee ! says:

    I see being pretty runs in the family.

  7. iheartvegetables says:

    I like the idea of that challenge.

    Those pictures are AMAZING! you're so talented. Love the one of the shoes

  8. Stephanie Motz Skinner says:

    You guys are dating? That is so awesome. I love it. When I started following you guys on twitter I somehow always felt you guys should be together! It just makes sense!

    Awesomeness. And I love the photos. Julie's blog is one of my favorites ever.

  9. Anonymous says:

    FUN! Fun!! FUN!!!

    Great Job, Lauren….

    and yes, Julie is an entertaining writer and fabulous friend and mother <3

    Victoria 🙂

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