A Little About Me

I've been married to Julian for 29 years. I fell in love with Jesus in March of 1996, just after having our third child. Niko, Kyle, and Chloe are now all Jesus-loving adults. Thanks to Niko and his beautiful wife, Trayce, I get to be Ama to the two best grandbabies ever created.

Words That Are Just So Me

Firebrand, Jesus Chaser, Passionate Worshipper, Word Lover, Storyteller, Quipster

Possible Addictions

Black Coffee. Dark Chocolate. Cheesecake. Laughter. Irish Wit. And Commas.

because I don't want to miss a thing...

All fields are required*


Hi, I’m Lauren Stoenescu, and I am so happy you’ve visited me today.


I hope to help others see that they are capable of living and loving like Jesus – walking in miracles and bringing the Kingdom of heaven to all they meet – when they accept that this type of abundant life is already, fully theirs in Christ.

I am passionate about faith in Jesus and the transformation it brings. The best decision I ever made was over twenty years ago when I surrendered all I was to Him. His love has never failed me. As I become all God created me to be, I am thrilled that the Lord allows me to co-labor with Him to build His Kingdom by bringing others deeper into His overwhelming, relentless love.


Called: A Firebrand

It's time the Church recognizes those persevering through the greatest trials as those with the greatest potential. It's time we see ourselves that way. The Lord is looking for full surrender and holiness from His church and His Firebrands are called to speak this truth boldly. Firebrands are the church's unique creatives. They are prophetic discerners. They have endured fiery trials to become fire starters. And the church needs them now, more than ever.

Called: A Firebrand by Lauren Stoenescu

What is a Firebrand?

There are two very different definitions and together they describe a unique type of person.

The First Definition

A piece of burning wood, pulled from the flames to start other fires.

The Second Definition

A person who is passionate about a particular cause, typically inciting change and taking radical action.

Are you a Firebrand?

Have you endured difficult hardships but find yourself more in love with Jesus than ever? Do you know down deep that you were created with a significant purpose? Are you a visionary, a big dreamer, fully convinced that you were set apart for such a time as this? If you've answered yes to these questions, you may just be a Firebrand of God.

Our Readers Say

See Recent Blog Posts

Below you will find posts that refer to my latest book, Called: A Firebrand.

Download the Cleansing Prayer

In the Chapter One – ACTIONS of the book Called: A Firebrand, you are asked to take the time to pray…


Download List of Name Meanings

In the Chapter 5 – ACTIONS of the book, Called: A Firebrand, you are asked to look up the meaning…


List of URLs for Tests

In the Chapter 5 – ACTIONS of the book, Called: A Firebrand, you are asked to take various free online…



I’m stepping out in faith right now. I feel compelled to speak something that I heard God say over and…


Called: A firebrand

Near the end of 2017, the Lord spoke a word over me. He called me a firebrand. I’ve been called…


As Far As The East Is From The West

My heart aches as I read about the Memphis pastor, Andy Savage, who was in the news recently. The first…


Co-laboring Begins With Faith

Recently, I was on a plane flying back from visiting my incredibly large, extended family. Almost all of them still…


Coming to Terms With Doubt

I didn’t know him, but from everything I’ve read, John was a devoted follower of Christ. As I hear it,…


Of Debt and Decay

A house, by most, is considered an asset. For years, after losing our house in Temecula, California in 1997, purchasing…


I Was Thirsty

Thirsty and I didn’t even know it. It began with a realization in church one day and a quiet, barely…


Get in Touch With Lauren

I love to hear from others. Fill out the form below to connect.

Subscribe Me to NewsletterYesNo