Laurie's story is pretty unusual. She did not intend to write and record her own music. But over time, working year in and year out in her local church music ministry, she became acutely aware that there is a great need for good music with solid biblical lyrics. She explains, 'In our music ministries, it seems we remain in a continual search mode for music that is fresh and well written, yet solidly biblical in it's message. Often this is hard to find. Combining these two elements was my goal in writing the songs for 'My Delight.'' The project was originally intended to be a book only. Laurie saw this need because 'it seems that every time I would sing one of my songs in church, I would be asked for a copy of the music. It became clear to me that publishing the songs in book form was a stewardship issue. Originally, this was my only goal with the music. But over time I was encouraged again and again to record. After much prayer and counsel, this dream became a reality. I hope these songs are a blessing to many and that God is greatly glorified!' What others are saying: 'Laurie clearly has an extraordinary gift. Her CD is a treasure and I will enjoy it for a long time.' 'My wife and I fight over who gets to have your CD!' 'As I listened to the words of the songs, it was so worshipful and powerful!' 'We are really enjoying Laurie's CD! The words and music really made me think about God and my relationship to Him!' 'No fluff here.' 'Thanks for sharing your talent for God's glory!' 'I love your CD; I listen to it every morning.' 'It seems like every time I listen, I decide a different song is my favorite!' 'Praise the Lord! Thank you for using your gifts to honor God and encourage others.' 'I find your songs going through my head throughout the day!' 'Laurie's music is challenging, motivating, and thought-provoking.'