Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Meet and Greet Laura Lane of Harvest Lane Cottage



I am a big city girl gone small town gone country.  I live just a few miles from Joplin, Missouri of tornado fame.  I met Jesus at fourteen and met my high school sweetheart husband at sixteen.  I've been married 29 years and homeschool three of my four children. My eldest lives on his own now.  I enjoy my Jesus, my Bible, my family, reading, writing, quilting, sewing, baking, knitting, crocheting, making soup, and talking. 

I've been writing here at Harvest Lane Cottage since the end of 2007.  I like to encourage others in their walk with Jesus, making it through hard times, homemaking, homeschooling, and reading. My most popular posts are usually focused on being thrifty and frugal. It's something I know a lot about since we've been a one income family for well over twenty years. 

I've found that we don't really need all that we think we do.  It's more about being creative with the resources we have, praying for God to supply our needs, and being thankful.
In the end, it's all about loving Jesus and loving others.

May God bless you!

Now, please talk back! Tell me a little about yourself!

Laura
Blessed to be a Blessing


24 comments:

  1. Read your comments on my blog. Go for it! Dream big! Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Nice to see your smiling face in a post! Your posts are always encouraging and inspiring with the love of Jesus through and through. Love to click on your blog when I see it!

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  3. It was so nice to get to know more about you. Hugs

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  4. Great post, I have been blogging for over 4 years, and no you would not know it. I realized somewhere in my first year, that I enjoyed the writing, and photos, but for some reason I did not feel the need to keep them all posted so I could go back and reread everything. I usually only leave my posts for a little while, then revert them to draft, read them again if I have a mind to and let them go. Not the norm, but i do enjoy it, I have had so many kind people comment on what I write. Blog friends are very dear to me, when life slows down a bit, I will probably return to more regular posts.

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  5. Thanks and you're welcome Sheila.

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  6. Thank you AnnMarie.

    Blogging is what you want it to be Annie. Be blessed!

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  7. Hi Laura, my grandmother also got married when she was 16. I was 22.

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  8. Hi, Laura! It was so nice to learn a bit more about you. :) I remember hearing of those tornadoes. Yikes, that must have been so scary. We had a bad one in Xenia, OH, when I was growing up near there years ago. Not a fun experience, that's for sure. I took your advice and moved my google + members down to the bottom of my blog, so now, no more jiggles!!! Hooray! Thank you for sharing, so we could get to know you better. Have a blessed and safe 4th of July!

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  9. So glad it worked for you, Cheryl. It really bugged me when it started on my blog. I don't like the list at the bottom, but nothing else has worked.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  10. Nice to learn more about you! Lovely picture too.

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  11. Nice to meet you:)

    I homeschool three kids, love to garden and take care of our animals and blog.

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  12. This is truly one of the loveliest introductions I have read in a long time. Blessings to you and yours.
    Have a spectacular, safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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  13. Hi Laura,
    I love your wonderful faith! Yes, I agree; we do the best we can and then pray to Jesus for help. You are an amazing woman and I loved seeing your smiling face! Thanks for linking to the meet and greet and SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. It's nice to "meet" you and learn more about you. It is also fun to see that we have much in common. :) Thank you for the great post.

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  15. Hi Laura! It's so nice to put a face with your writing. We are making a border out of glass bottles around one of our gardens. I think you wrote about it several years ago. I love thrift, too!

    Jane

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  16. I don't remember that, Jane. It sounds like a neat idea though. I don't really get my hands on many glass bottles.

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  17. Oh! Ha! I could have sworn I read it here years ago. Oh well! I still enjoy your blog!

    Jane

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  18. Love the peacefulness of this blog!

    Content. That's the word for it.

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  19. Thanks, Gentle Joy. Visiting in few minutes!

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  20. I loved seeing your recent photos too, Jann!

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  21. Hey Laura! I love your blog. And I'm totally interested in the thrifty articles. It is SO HARD living on one income. Ugh. I moved to New York (not the city...lol) four years ago from a bitty teensy town in Arkansas. I too love Jesus! I've been Apostolic my whole life of 44 years. :) I have homeschooled for the past four years as well. Before that, I taught third grade. I absolutely love cooking and baking. I am really wanting to decorate my home in a thrifty way over the next few years. I do not have a blog but I've often thought of starting one. I'm just not sure what my blog would be about. lol Thank you for taking the time to minister to us who read your blog.

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  22. You're right, Melinda, one income is very hard. You have to say no to yourself and your family so much. I'm not familiar with Apostolic. I'd like to know more.

    I didn't think I had anything to write about, but my husband kind of pushed me into blogging back in 2007.

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I'm dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
I treasure your prayers and your comments.

If you have a question, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments.

Be blessed!
Laura