Lauren McMonagle
Santa Fe, NM

Bio: Mom to 4. Wife of my best friend. Rooted wherever I am. I am doing something I thought I would never do. I am creating a blog. I am not creating a blog because I think you will love my writing. I am creating a blog because I love to write. Quite often, my heart overflows in words, and until I get them down, it’s hard to focus on anything else. I just discovered in 2013 that I like to write. I think I came out of a 7+ year fog of pregnancies, newborns, and infants. I love to share my heart, and I’ve learned that I do it much better through writing than verbal communication. You should know that I am nervous. I do better one-on-one with people. So, sharing, en masse, is daunting. I have titled my blog ‘Rooted’. Because I want everything I do, say, or write (whether or not it has anything to do with my faith) to be driven by the fact that I am rooted in love, specifically the love of Christ. My blog’s title refers to one of my favorite verses – “… And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19) And on the days when I can even begin to grasp how grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, I know a peace and a joy that truly does surpass all knowledge and fills me to the measure. And that same deep peace and joy is my prayer for my friends. My family. My readers. Please join me if you like. I’m certainly curious where this new adventure will take us.

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