About the Author
Folks call Larie many things—an inspirational author, a woman of faith, a cancer survivor, a dedicated wife and mother, and a refreshing voice of reality. Her “No filters!” approach to life helps women and girls remember that they’re not alone in their struggles, and that self-worth and true healing is possible through the power of seeing one’s self as God’s great work.
Taboo topics like co-cheating spouses, the effects of molestation, and the use of sex to gain attention, love, and acceptance, are common ground conversations with Larie and her audiences. Whether she’s engaging participants during women’s retreats and co-facilitating faith-focused workshops in Misawa, Japan, or contributing to popular faith-based publications such as Christian Woman and In Her Heart magazines, and The Truth International Journal, Larie’s core message is simple and sound: My Mess is Your MESSage!™
Larie unabashedly serves her readers, listeners, and clients through her commitment to using all of her life experiences to empower others in their times of need. Her first-hand experiences with promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse, chronic illness, and her battles with self-value serve as powerful testimonials for how to move from victim to victory through God’s love.
Her mission and message continue to gain traction with women and girls’ focused organizations such as She Counts®, who invited Larie to be a featured speaker at their annual leadership conference for girls. Larie’s passion for the creation of access to open conversation about focus on faith, releasing self-judgment, and learning how to live a life of alignment with God’s plan is the driving force behind her relentless efforts.
Passionate about transparency and non-judgment, Larie is building her faith-focused empire with a triple focus on writing, speaking, and culinary artistry.
In her first book, My Heart Speaks, Larie harnesses the power of poetry, narratives, and scripture to create a powerful read with full transparency and heavy doses of hope, empowerment, and self-love through knowledge of God.
Authentic and courageous are two words that come to mind as I read, “My Heart Speaks.” Author Larie is frank and straightforward. Amazingly transparent… as she opens her heart and allows us a peek into her world.
“My Heart Speaks” is about a little girl who reveals her deepest and darkest secrets of incest and rape at the hands of those who should have been her protectors; a young woman who overcomes serious health related illnesses; family tragedy; jealousy; self-destruction; and a series of unhealthy relationships. It is very difficult for the reader not to be effected by the heart breaking experiences she endures.
Throughout her book, there is a sense of self-healing and reassurance to her readers that her mess has a MESSage, one of hope, faith and forgiveness! Larie is an amazing author, mother, wife and woman who refuse to be a victim… but a victor!