Big Crazy Dreams

Have you ever had a day when in a matter of minutes, the course of your life completely changes? I'm sure it happens more than I think it does. Probably in ways that aren't so great and in others that are brimming with joy. This happened to us in April. One beautiful day over his spring break, Matt and I were having lunch down on Mass Ave here in Indy. Going to lunch for us is a rarity because of our work schedules, so it was a treat. Th ...

Be All That I Need

I was recently asked what the “State of My Faith” was. This is my reply.  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1  “and without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6Not too long ago, Abigail told Matt and I that she didn’t be ...

Emptied Himself of All but Love

Lent: Resurrecting EasterEmptied Himself of All but Loveby Laura DingmanHe left His Father's throne above, So free, so infinite His grace.Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for Adam's helpless race.'Tis mercy all, immense and free, For, O my God, it found out me.Amazing love!How can it be that Thou, my God, should die for me!                 from "And Can it Be" by Charles Wes ...

Broken and Poured Out

Lent: Resurrecting Easter Week 1Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8 NRSVAs we begin the Lenten journey ...

Lent: Resurrecting Easter

Lent: Resurrecting Easter

My grandmother was in her 70's when she converted to Catholicism. She mostly converted because of her boyfriend, Lou. Having been raised in a non-denominational Christian church, there was a lot about Catholicism that I didn't understand. I remember one Ash Wednesday, she came home and my youngest brother made a sarcastic comment to her about having dirt on her forehead. Most of my family giggled about it, but I was intrigued. Shortly af ...

And the Giveaway Winners are…

Congratulations to our Giveaway Winners!! Winners of a free copy of Life Rhythms: Learning to Live in God-Centered Time are...Kristina MountjoyMary SauerCarla AbbottLisa ThompsonJanet SheltonOur Grand Prize Winner of a Night Away at the Cornerstone Inn is...Jessica KlageCongratulations to you all! We will be contacting you so you can redeem your prize!Thank you to all who entered the giveaway!Thanks also to those of you who have ...

Giveaway Winners Announced Tomorrow!

Don't forget that tomorrow night we will be announcing the winners of our Launch Giveaways! Deadline for giveaway entry is Friday, February 7th at 6 pm. We'll be giving away a "Night of Rest" at the Cornerstone Inn. The Cornerstone Inn is located in the beautiful hills of Brown County in Nashville, IN. A peaceful location, a night at the Cornerstone Inn will refresh and revive you. You can check out their website here. In addition, ...

Welcome to LauraDingman.com!

Our Official Website Launch!    Thank you so much for visiting our new website and supporting the new ministry endeavors that God has placed before us. We are looking forward to all of the things that God has before us. We are grateful for you partnering with us. For your prayers and your support. To celebrate what God is doing and commemorate this moment, we are doing some awesome giveaways this week! We'll be giving away a ...

Official Website Launch-2.1.14

It's almost here!  Just two more days until the official launch of lauradingman.com!  Join us online Saturday, February 1st for giveaways, special discount codes, new blog content, and more!  As long as you're here take a minute and browse the site, but remember to check in with us Saturday.  MattHome RSS Subscribe Sign up with your email address to receive news, updates, promotions, and special offers! ...