Hey friend!

I’m so glad you’re here! Keep reading to find out what this blog is all about, a bit about me, and what I know about you. Abundant life is yours to claim and I am excited to help you along the way!

About this Website

 Welcome!

This website is all about helping you live life more abundantly. Many good women are searching for and living the Abundant Life. So glad you joined us! Here we’ll talk about important things of the heart. Our families, our triumphs, our worries, and our dreams.

Here you will find ideas, inspiration, and encouragement for living with more joy, peace, and happiness. You will find strategies, inspiring stories, and examples of real ways you can claim the Abundant Life right now, today, all based on 8 tried and true principles.

Throw in some humor and down-deep honesty. It’s going to get real. Friend to friend.

Jesus taught truth through stories. I hope my stories will help you on your own daily path to the Abundant Life.

Because you were meant to live life abundantly.

You can live abundantly.

I’m here to cheer you on.

That’s the short and sweet of it.

BUT… if you want the whole story, like a long heart-to-heart with a good friend, come on in and stay a while. I have so much I want to talk with you about!

When you visit this site I hope you’ll imagine we’re sitting together out on the back deck in the shade of the walnut tree sipping smoothies.

It’s peaceful and we can just relax into the kind of comfortable conversation real friends have. No pretensions. No expectations. Just a safe place for sharing our hearts and learning from one another.

You're in the right place

if you want to…

claim God’s promised blessings

follow your courageous heart even when you feel scared, weak, unsure, and doubtful

do the amazing things your heart has yearned of forever

live life like you’ve dreamed

overcome fear

be the person you’ve always wanted to be

know that you have the power within to take the action needed to live life abundantly

Now is the time

to live life more abundantly!  No more holding back.

I CAN HELP!

8 principles changed my life

& they can change your life too!

I discovered

the real power of these principles during the hardest year of my life.
In just one year I cared for my father before he died of cancer, I supported my husband through a difficult career change, we uprooted our family with a move out of state, and I suffered onset of chronic illness. That’s 4 out of 5 of life’s most stressful events! (You can read my story here . Although I felt more grief, loss, worry, and illness than I ever had. I wasn’t crushed by these life events. Matter of fact I felt joy hope, strength and peace! I felt abundance!

I’ve come to rely on these principles as an anchor

– a lifeline to abundance.

I’ve found that the more I live these principles

The more abundance I experience.

I love helping people just like you apply these principles

and find more abundance in their lives too.

What exactly is the Abundant Life?

Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”John 10:10

To me, that means life can be deep, rich, and beautiful

Abundant Life is the promise of full access to all the good things we want in life, such as:

love • closeness to God • wellness • connection in relationships • joy • peace and contentment • courage • influence for good in the world • purpose • faith • successful families • achieving dreams • hope • reaching potential • strength • awe • confidence • enthusiasm for life • anticipation for the next blessings that are coming • plenty and enough to share • God’s guidance and direction in life.

All the good things!

If you’re like me, you could use some strong doses of “peace” amidst the chaos. Maybe some “plenty” when feeling empty and used up. How about a little “joy” thrown in during times of worry and despair?

ABUNDANCE MEANS:

01.

Not being so stressed,

weighed down, and overwhelmed.

02.

Not feeling so contentious,

anxious, and worried.

03.

Not feeling so disconnected,

discouraged, and dull.

04.

Not just surviving.

But thriving!

HOW TO CLAIM THE ABUNDANT LIFE?

In my quest for a more abundant life I have found truths and practices that align life into a sure trajectory towards abundance, even amidst heartache and illness. I’m not perfect at it, and abundance is a journey taken a day at a time. But I have learned what creates abundance and what does NOT. When I consistently and intentionally live principles of abundance you’ll learn here, I experience the Abundant Life.

Whenever I am out of sorts and feeling overly stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, I have learned to rely on these principles to get myself back in alignment with Abundance. It’s an action plan that works. I can count on it. Are you ready to learn my secret sauce for living life more abundantly?

Here are the 8

Principles of Abundance

This website is where I teach about these principles and share all I know to help you live life abundantly. You’ll find ideas, inspiration, how-to strategies, and lots of encouragement to help you apply these principles in your life.

Keep reading to find out how each of these principles are key to achieving the Abundant Life

1.

Develop an Intentional Mindset

Intentionally developing a mindset of abundance, power, freedom, and purpose changes everything! We see that the earth is full and there is plenty for all. There is an ABUNDANCE of all the good things for all of us. We can overcome contention, stress, worry, and fear. We have the power to act in ways that bring abundance. Click here to learn exciting ways to start seeing the world in a whole new way.

2.

Cultivate Faith in God

God is the GIVER of Abundant Life. Faith is the power by which we can access the Abundant Life Jesus promised. By cultivating and acting in faith we receive God’s grace. We feel His love! We receive inspiration and God’s guidance in our lives. We see that all things are turned for our good. Click here for encouragement and inspiration to help you plug into this power. You’ll find stories of faith, devotionals, scripture studies, life lessons learned, reflections directing you to God, and inspiration to help you cultivate your faith in God.

3.

Be a Lifelong Learner

The Abundant Life includes a never-ending search for truth, light, and knowledge. It is a delicious treasure hunt that expands our minds, deepens our understanding, fills our souls with wonder, and makes life ever so exciting! Click here for discussions of truth, how to acquire knowledge, book and media reviews and recommendations, homeschooling ideas and inspiration, and generally many fascinating things that you’ll want to know about! There is so much in the world to learn!

4.

Do Good in the World

When we practice doing good in the world we experience the Abundant Life in that very moment. It’s one of the greatest miracles – that when we give, we receive back abundantly. When we share with others what we have the bounty returns to us in multiples. When we share God’s love we are on the receiving end a hundred fold. Click here to be inspired by people doing good in the world, how you can do more good in the world, and how this beautiful principle can help you achieve the Abundant Life you seek.

5.

Build Health & Wellness

What do you need to do to build greater health and wellness so you can live more abundantly? What is holding you back? I can help! I have learned how to prepare real, whole food in delicious ways that promote health and wellness. But Abundant Health is more than just what we eat. It’s about how we think, move, and believe. I have overcome depression and learned how to manage anxiety and would love to help you do the same. I live with chronic illness, yet I’ve found that even amidst the infirmities of our mortal bodies, we can live life abundantly. Click here to learn more. Every choice you make for better health will bless you and your family.

6.

Create

When we create something beautiful that didn’t exist before we feel awesome! Whether that is a painting, a baby, a business, a clean and orderly closet, or a smile. Whatever we create is our art and when we are engaged in creating art we tap into one of our deepest similarities with God. He is a Creator. Click here to learn more about the creative process, meet inspiring people who are creating amazing things, and projects that just might get your creative juices flowing. Be encouraged and inspired in your creativity – whatever lovely thing you are making.

7.

Experience Adventure and Awe

I feel awe when I am standing on a mountain peak, or below the canopy of a giant, ancient forest, or with the ocean rushing towards me as I sit on the beach. I feel alive while biking down a shadow-dappled mountain path, hiking up that last switchback, and kayaking on top of sparkling water. I marvel at the beauty and diversity of the human race when I visit foreign lands and new cities. What adventures do you seek? Click here for ideas for fantastic day trips, favorite vacation spots, and inspiration to start incorporating the adventure and awe you want in your life.

8.

Prioritize Connections in Relationships.

Do you seek deep connection with others? Are you searching for ways to strengthen your family? Do you feel an urgency to pull your loved ones close as distractions seem to pull you apart? With so much to distract us in this modern world, connection in our families and relationships is scarce and ever more vital. Click here for help achieving greater connection in your marriage, in your family, with your children, in your friendships, in your community, and in the world

So, Friend

where do you want to start?

By striving to live these 8 principles I have found peace, contentment, love, joy, and happiness in my life.I HAVE FOUND THE ABUNDANT LIFE. I want you to have that too! This is the purpose of this website. Here are some favorite posts to get you started:

About Me

Hey Friend, I’m LaRayne, the heart and soul behind this website and blog. So nice to meet you!

Here are 8 Random Things About Me just for fun…

  1. I collect favorite people, truths to live by, great ideas, and grand adventures.
  2. I married my high school sweetheart.
  3. I am the mother of 4 amazing people.
  4.  I love to hike, bike, and kayak.
  5. I get nervous to speak in front of people, but I love teaching anyway.
  6. I love to capture my thoughts, record my life, plan my day, and scheme my dreams in my bullet journal.
  7. I am so happy when I can help someone.
  8. I’m a Christian, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About you

Hey Friend, although we may have just met, I feel like I’ve known you for a long time.

You are doing the best you can.
You’ve been refined through trials.
You are courageous.
Your heart is so good.
You have big dreams.
You are passionate.
You’re not perfect.
You have magnificent missions!

I know you.

You see, we are a lot alike. I’m on this journey too! Let’s take it together. There’s something else I know: we all yearn for friendship. To be known, understood, accepted – all the good that we are as well as the ugly, broken and unfinished parts. To be able to let our hair down and be a little crazy sometimes. To feel safe to let our hearts show without judgement. To have someone to laugh with and cry with and everything in between. Someone who will listen. Someone to share our stories with. Someone to give us good advice and tell us like it is, even if the truth stings a little. Someone who believes in you. That’s the kind of friendship you’ll find here. When I call you Friend, it means I think the world of you and am so happy we’re taking this journey together. I’m so glad you’re here!

Hey Friend, are you ready to get started?

You Can

Start your abundance now.

It’s free, it will be fun & powerful!