A season of “Blessings” for Laura Story
Sowing & Reaping
As we go through life, we will all inevitably reap what we have sown. Laura Story has been faithful in her music ministry as well as her devotion and support to her ail-ing husband, Martin. Lately she has certainly been enjoying the reap-ing end of the equation.
Heading to the Grammy’s
Her song “Blessing” has been her most suc-cessful song to date, both in sales and more importantly in the im-pact it has had on people’s lives. As a result of this success, Story was nominated for and won her first Grammy Award! A rare feat for any Christian artist, and even more a fe-male worship artist.
Story was recog-nized by her peers in a big way at last month’s 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards. She walked away with Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Album of the Year, as well as overall Song and Songwriter of the year — all stemming from her huge hit “Blessings”!
The Singer/Songwriter Becomes an Author
Capturing an incredible thought in a song is nothing new for Story. What is new is turning those thoughts into a devotional book called What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? Comprised of 30 daily devotions designed to draw readers into a deeper understanding of God’s sometimes mysterious gifts, What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops? includes the devotions “He Loves Us Too Much to Give Us Lesser Things”; “When Faith Disappears”; “The Blessed Thorn”; “Giving Endurance a Chance to Grow”; and “How Can We Find Peace Amid Suffering?” Each devotion contains Story’s personal reflections garnered from her own journey, along with prayers, quotes and a journaling page for read-ers to recount how blessings have impacted their own lives.
Best Blessing of All
As if the music awards and the success of her new cd and book weren’t enough to make this one of Story’s best year’s ever, she and husband Martin recently learned that she is pregnant. The bundle of joy is due to arrive in September and the expectant mom and dad couldn’t be more excited. 2012 was a year of bountiful blessing for Story and we wish her many more!
Photo: Lara Story