With Love, Laura Beth

Words from my heart

Distinct Impression

This semester I work at the university switchboard three mornings a week. When I arrive on campus, I park in the Chestnut lot, head toward the sidewalk on the south … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

Why Write?

Sometimes, I forget why I want to write. Often, I’m too afraid to write—do I really want to let you see the truth of me? It’s easier, safer to hide. … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Visit

The Christmas season is here, and I’m honored to share this poem with you. It was written by my father and appeared in the 1979 Living Values Christmas issue, The … Continue reading

November 30, 2014

Pen Quest

I love when things connect. When stories intertwine. When mad hunts end in wonder. My recent quest for The Perfect Pen ended in such a way . . . I … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Doritos Deception

First, to clarify—I’ve tried to maintain a self-imposed ban on writing about my eating habits, which I’ll explain another day. In this moment, the ban is lifted. I must speak! … Continue reading

June 26, 2014

Stand Proud

Today’s post is dedicated to my Wiebe and Klaassen relatives, with a special shout-out to cousin Dale and family in Holland—congrats on Netherlands’ World Cup victories! Mexico, Netherlands, and USA! … Continue reading

June 20, 2014

Upside-Down Mornings

Last Thursday, I had a fun, impromptu shopping trip with my sister Charis. At the Macy’s Clinique counter, we searched for eye-enhancing, age-defying makeup. I was almost out of my … Continue reading

June 3, 2014