Lauren Gaskill is the author of Into the Deep: Diving Into a Life of Courageous Faith, a national speaker and the founder of She Found Joy. Lauren is passionate about encouraging others to fight for faith, live in the joy of the Lord and forget not all of His benefits. When she’s not writing, Lauren loves to cook, bake and go on hikes with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who is affectionately named Reese after Lauren’s favorite candy, peanut butter cups.

A Few More Things About Me

Beyond the standard introduction above, there’s a few things I want to share to help you get to know the real me on a deeper level. Click on the boxes below to learn more.

my story

my ministry

what i love

Under construction. Stay tuned as God continues to do a work in me.

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A few more things: Today I am married to my high school sweetheart. We met over Blizzards at Dairy Queen back in 2009, and I am still head-over-heels in love with him. I am an entirely self-taught chef and baker, and I love developing new recipes. I actually used to be a food/faith blogger, until I felt God call me to full-time ministry. You can check out my old recipes here.
I am a storyteller. I believe stories are powerful, and I love how God uses them for His good. I write and speak to motivate and inspire others to experience abundant life in Christ. I am particularly passionate about encouraging women to fight for faith and go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. As a woman who suffers from a connective tissue disorder, I also write and speak about what it looks like to walk with Jesus through pain and suffering.
These are a few of my favorite things.
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Walking on the beach
  • Exploring new places
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Serving at church and being in fellowship with women
  • Swimming laps at the pool
  • Laughing so hard that it hurts
  • Singing in the car and driving with the windows down
  • Bonfires under a starry sky
  • Freshly baked cookies
  • Dark chocolate, 60-80%
  • Red wine, preferably Montepulciano d'Abruzzo or Tempranillo
  • Bacon, avocados, bread and cheese — in that order
  • Thai, Indian and Mediterranean food