The Tale of The Sparkly Purple Pen


Pens have personalities. Some are pretty, some are funky, some work, some don’t. When my “pentuary” was too filled with too many pens that didn’t work, I got to work, tossing them. How does this relate to God and us? Watch and find out!


About lauriebarkercopeland

I'm just like you, but totally unique. We have things in common, but we are all God's one-of-a-kind creatures. I enjoy finding The Funny in life when it gets messy. And we all know how life can get messy, right? Some of the things I love: God, family, friends, storytelling, community, nature, the arts, beauty, travel, fun and games, learning, the study of the personalities, teenagers, acting, writing and missions. More specifically: the mountains, the beach, breathing clean air, traveling to new places, experiences, deep conversations, appreciating the minute in nature, lunching with girlfriends, practicing sensing, predicting trends, taking a few risks along the way. I hate routine, so starting (and keeping up) this vlog is risky for me...but I love community (and a few risks), so I'm going for it! I hope you join me and we can have some Serious Fun together!

4 responses »

  1. I love Wednesdays….some people call it “Hump Day” but to me what will Laurie inspire us with today ??? Keeping you in our thoughts and prauers as you travel & minister throughout Ireland…enjoy ❤ PX: I was using a purple pen in high school…do you remember ???

  2. This could be the best comment ever, Karen! At least by encouragement standards! 🙂 Thanks so much! Ha! I WISH I remembered your purple pen in high school…I don’t remember what I was writing with yesterday! However….as I get older, my childhood and high school memories start becoming clearer….oh oh!!! :))

  3. Laurie:

    I love thinking that I can be God’s Purple, Sparkly Pen! Partly because I love the color purple, but also because I sometimes feel like I have more “skip” days than “non-skip”. I was so touched in church a couple weeks ago, when the Scripture was read. Over the summer, they had a different family unit read the Scriptures each week. The final week, it was a family’s turn that has a son, probably around ten, that is autistic. His Mom has told me that when he was young, teachers and others were quick to tell she and her husband about all the things their son would “never” do. They were extremely discouraged, and not long after that found their way to church. They stayed at this church, partly because people were accepting of their son and his special needs. He amazes me… when the kids do their plays each year, he knows his movements and words better than most of the rest. That Sunday, the verse he read was “when I am weak, He is strong”. Wow, it really choked me up.

    Praying for your Ireland trip….

    ~~ Cheryl

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