60 and I are having a stare-down. 60 is winning. In preparation, I’ve been mentally perusing the annals of my life: times of sheer terror and times of great joy; years of the mundane mountains of laundry, mismatched socks, and stacks of dishes waiting to be washed; the homes, cities, people, ministries, beautiful children, and the one to whom, at age 19 I said, “I do”, (and still do). All the ingredients of life- proof that I not only existed, but have been loved and I have loved. Not because I deserved love, but because in the shadows and in the center is the One who loved me first. I am blessed.
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Laura Cowan is a PMS survivor, along with her husband John, and their eight children. She adores her pastor who has counseled her through 44 years of marriage to himself. Together they enjoy quiet walks on the beach...Ha! Who are we kidding? We live on the backside of the desert. Thankfully, a very lovable flock of sheep live there, too, and let us pastor them (Calvary Chapel Bishop, California). Also, we spend a lot of time eating tiny bags of peanuts and missing connecting flights as missionaries with Poimen Ministries, whose goal is to encourage, aid, and support pastors, churches, and missionaries throughout non-larva eating parts of the world, mostly. Laura's most impressive identity rests in being a full-time beggar for grace. Not that Jesus makes her beg, it's just she’s such a piece of work. She’s managed to turn all this into fodder for conference themes and teaching in a variety of venues. Laura has published blurbs for the Chicago Sun, Sacramento Bee, and a few obscure magazines. Laura is a friend of the Karen tribe of Thai/Burma relocated to Utah, and has taught cross-cultural seminars, job training, tutoring and ESL. She is a former representative of Voice of the Martyrs and hopes you will join her in prayer and support of the Persecuted Church. View all posts by Laura Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org