About Lauren Fletcher

Lauren Fletcher is a mother of 3 sons (and yes, she’s lived to tell about it!), a grandmother, first grade teacher, speaker, writer, and Bible study teacher. Her writing and speaking are infused with God’s Word, humor, and often, “what just happened.” Lauren's deepest desire is to encourage other women to love Jesus with all of their heart, soul, and mind. Lauren is a monthly contributor at DoAhead Woman.

When you have had enough!

The shower drain became clogged and the washing machine stopped working. Very soon after arriving home from a very stressful day at work, I spotted something that would require an additional service call.  Soon, the doorbell began to signal the arrival of the various technicians. I went from room to room as they discussed with me the different situations going on.

While talking to the plumber, I caught a glimpse of my special scented cucumber soap in the soap dish of the bathtub.  My plan to unwind  with a hot bath after everyone left provided some comfort in the midst of the confusion. [Read more…]

Having Trouble Sitting There and Remaining Quiet?


A snake I believed to be poisonous was moving directly toward me.  Someone cautioned me to be still and quiet.  However, the closer it came, the more difficult that advice was to follow.

I had a decision to make and I remember that decision well! [Read more…]

Open Doors Aren’t Always Open Doors


With Hurricane Matthew moving in our direction at a speed of over 100 miles per hour, forecasters warned us to prepare for a possibly devastating storm.

After a quick shopping trip for supplies, I exited the store in the drizzling rain, ran to my car, and quickly opened the door.  When I did, I noticed the car contained many items that were unfamiliar to me. I was puzzled.

I mentally reviewed the number of reasons this should be my car:

First, this is the area of the parking lot where I left my car.

Second, this car is the same make, model, and color of my car.

Third, I had used my key remote and this door opened for me! [Read more…]

Leveraging the Power of Procrastination


While cleaning out a small basket in my kitchen, I found a packet of seeds with an expiration date that had passed.

Sadly, I had not found the time to plant them indoors before the final frost of winter.  Consequently, I also had not progressed to the next step of transplanting them outside after the danger of frost was past.

Unfortunately, I never even opened the package. [Read more…]

Dealing with the Discouragement of a Detour

Airplane Wing“This is your captain speaking. Air traffic control has placed us in a holding pattern.”

That is not what I wanted to hear!

Circling the airport involves delay and sometimes, uncertainty.

But, I knew the air traffic controllers could see the entire situation from their vantage point. I believed the pilot was communicating with the tower about the remaining amount of fuel.  And, I expected to eventually land safely. [Read more…]

Turning Irritations into Opportunities

Flyswatters 1My husband and I were approaching the third mile of our evening walk when we heard something that caused us both to become silent and run.

While walking, we had unexpectedly encountered a large swarm of gnats.  The approaching darkness somewhat disguised their presence, but I could feel them all around my face and could hear their soft humming sound. In response, we simply closed our mouths and jogged in silence until we were out of their reach. [Read more…]