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Hope and Strength for When the Storms of Life Turn Your World Upside Down!

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When the storms of life roll in and threaten to overtake us it can feel like you’re sinking under.  With the recent upheaval and destruction from hurricane Harvey, followed by Irma and more natural disasters, the blows have turned many lives upside down. If you are enduring a turbulent time in your life and wonder how you will survive it, I want to encourage you to look to your faith and hold on tightly.

We all have life events that can devastate us both physically and emotionally that threaten to destroy us. I experienced this when my life came to an abrupt stop due to a spinal injury at the age of 28.  One day I  was running around living the life of my dreams as a hands-on stay at home mom and the next I was laid flat in a bed in debilitating pain and given a bleak diagnoses, with no chance of recovery offered.

It felt like I lost everything as my physical abilities were stripped from me.  Life as I knew it ended.  It is then that I clung on desperately to my faith and  was given the gift of these beautiful words that effortlessly flowed.  As I penned them there was an unexplainable peace that followed.  So even though the storms may be raging around you friend, may these words give you a sense of comfort and solace until the sun comes out again.  And though it may take time, I promise you…you will get through this and feel the joy of warm rays once again!

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May God bless you with peace and comfort! LauraBeth Ryan (c) Sept. 11th 2017


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How to have less stress and more peace this Christmas!

Raise your hand if you find adding more tasks to your already busy schedule during the holiday season causes a sense of unrest? It is supposed to be a time when we take time out to celebrate and rejoice in the birth of Christ but that can easily get lost with all of the business. If you could see me you would see that my hand would be the first to go up!

But what if we slowed down enough to plan the things that mattered the most and did not allow ourselves to get over taxed? Would you like to have more peace, more joy, and feel more love this time of year? Well good news, it is really possible! When you ask yourself this question, reflect a minute on what comes up for you. What is it that you most want to see happen for the Christmas season?

Once you know your answer to what matter’s the most to you, then write down the top three things you need to focus on to allow that to happen. Perhaps you want to get a special gift for some one. Or host a family dinner. Maybe you want to make or keep a sentimental family tradition. Making memories that are meaningful and letting the hustle and bustle of the many obligations is sure to create a calmer more enjoyable Christmas. The financial pressure can be magnified this time of year. But remember that the best gifts we can give are our time and love. And when you focus more on that, you will find a gift for yourself that we all desire and that is peace!

Wishing you all a blessed and Merry Christmas!

LauraBeth Ryan December 2016

Ever Wonder When The Sun Will Come Out Again?

DSC03076I was really concerned I was not going to be well enough to make a planned trip on a Caribbean cruise that was a belated birthday gift from my mom and younger sister!  But I recovered just in time to make the trip!  It was an amazing time of relaxation and special times with my mom and sisters!

I had also been working on getting an electric wheelchair for some time, as even at my best, I can only stand/walk for short distances.  It came in the week before and made the trip that much more enjoyable.  The independence and freedom it gave me to go about the ship without needing assistance was a great feeling!

It had been such a rough two months prior with a pain flare that kept me in bed for those two months and it was hard to see out of it.  Pain, whether emotional or physical, has a way of distorting our view.   That is when we must rely on others around us for support to help us through.   My husband, Kevin, kept encouraging me that I would feel better again and said, “Hang on honey; you will have a cruise to enjoy once you get through this”.  And he was right!

Friend, there will be times in life where you feel like your problems are too big and there is no end in sight.  You may wonder if the sun will ever shine again.   When this happens, look to the Lord for His strength and rest, rely on others around you for support and I promise you, the sun will not only shine, but you will experience a rainbow of  joy again!


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Writeup in the Austin American Statesman

Writeup in the Austin American Statesman

A car accident. Bending over to pick up a child while she was seven months pregnant. Kissing a child goodbye. These three events lead to LauraBeth Ryan spending 10 years mostly confined to her bed. She had almost given up hope that she would walk again when a move to the Austin area led to […]

Impactful Speaking

Impactful Speaking

Disappointments, hardships and challenges come to us all.  How does one hold on when all seems lost?  LauraBeth’s faith in God was tested greatly and through it, she went from a place of despair to one of great hope!  Through her inspirational speaking, she offers listeners a solid sense of hope, that no matter what they encounter,with determination, […]

Specialty Gift Shop

Specialty Gift Shop

At our Specialty Gift Shop, all of our Cheerful Hearts, Christian, Specialty gifts, Premium Greeting Card collection, & Keepsakes are designed to uplift, inspire, encourage, and bring joy to the heart! Whether to encourage yourself or a friend who is going through a trial, or to find  inspirational décor for your home, or looking for […]

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Live Your Best Life Coaching

Live Your Best Life NOW!  Do you find you’re not living out the life you would like to be? Are you lacking balance, having trouble solving issues with loved ones? Struggle with managing time, or money?   Dissatisfied with your spiritual journey?   Are you feeling stressed out, maxed out, and lacking joy?   Let […]



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