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Why Shimmersome?

I’ve always been a sucker for sparkle. Among my favorite earthly sights are all things shimmery: city lights at night, strings of fairy lights at Christmas, the single flame of a candle in the evening, the moon’s reflection on a dark Upper Peninsula lake. Though each of these things is associated with darkness, it is the reflection of light that gives any given object its shine.

James 1:17 tells us that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” Our Creator God has cast His light upon every good thing His hand provides. All knowledge, all beauty, all matter, and all of nature is woven together in the brilliance of His plan, for His glory, and for our good. It is from this perspective that I endeavor to view everything from news to food. That is the lens through which I write, and, I hope, the way I live.

Shimmersome exists to reflect that Light in one little corner of the web.

About Laura

Natives of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Laura Elliott and her husband, Michael endeavor to serve the Lord with gladness in Minnesota as they raise five sons and one daughter, while ministering at Chisago Lakes Baptist Church and School, where Michael serves as the school’s administrator. Laura’s passions include words, music, politics, cooking, and encouraging women to pursue the God of Scripture in every season of life. Laura is a writer and vocalist, an occasional speaker, and a contributor to the Revive Our Hearts Blog. In her day job, Laura is the Accounts Payable Manager and pursuing an M.B.A. at Bethel University in St. Paul.

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