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Laura Woodworth

Laura Woodworth

Laura Woodworth is a development executive for Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles and an award-winning writer-producer-director with a B.A. in Ministerial Studies and postgraduate work in UCLA’s Professional Program in Producing Film and Television.

Recent posts by Laura Woodworth

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Coping with Loss and Grief During the Holidays – Christmas Hope for Your Sadness

By Laura Woodworth on 11/23/22 2:45 AM

“Firsts” can be hard when you’re dealing with loss and grief, especially during the holidays. Your first Christmas may be the hardest in your time of grieving. While everyone around you is celebrating, you may feel overwhelmed with loss.

And it is definitely acceptable to take your time in your grieving and healing process. Just look at Will in "Moonrise," who is still trying to cope and heal from his wife's tragic death two years later. We meet Will at Christmastime, when family gatherings and being with loved ones are more pertinent. The first holiday without a loved one can definitely be the hardest. Grieving loved ones can definitely be more of a hardship during the holidays.

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In your sadness, it can be tempting to avoid people and ignore the holidays, but Christmas is more than parties and sparkling lights. It’s the message of hope to a people in despair. It’s the very nearness of God to you and me, come to earth in the humble form of a child -- our beloved Saviour, Jesus!

Topics: Going Home Moonrise An Angelic Christmas
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Times of Refreshing for Your Weary Soul: Bible Verses for a Spring Renewal

By Laura Woodworth on 3/24/22 5:18 AM

Are you weary? Feeling physically and emotionally drained? It’s been a hard couple of years navigating the pandemic and many of us are feeling the stress of it all.

Topics: Easter Prayer Faith Inspiration
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How To Be Counterculture: 10 Bible Verses for Following Jesus

By Laura Woodworth on 2/23/22 5:32 AM

Go against the flow. Dare to be different. These clichés make great bumper stickers. But in a cancel culture world, they are incredibly relevant to our lives as Christ-followers.

Topics: Prayer Bible Verses
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The Lessons We Can All Learn From Proverbs 3: How To Pay It Forward

By Laura Woodworth on 1/21/22 7:00 AM

If you’ve ever been the recipient of someone’s “pay it forward” kind word or deed, you know the uplift it can bring. Small acts of kindness can have a big impact on our lives.

Topics: Christianity Prayer Bible Verses
6 min read

12 New Year Resolutions For Christians 2022

By Laura Woodworth on 12/27/21 4:00 AM

It’s almost 2022. The old is gone and the new is come! After the rollercoaster ride of 2021, you may be more than ready to move into a new year. New opportunities, a fresh start – the new year shines before us like freshly fallen snow with no tracks on it. Here are some Christian ways to set goals and establish the spiritual tone of the new year for yourself and your family.

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