We wanted to create a place of collaboration for women of all ages and backgrounds because we believe everyone has a story and something to offer. No matter who they are, how old or young, and from where they came.
WHO WE ARE
Paola Lane, a place of small beginnings.
The name Paola is rich in meaning. “Small” is the most common name. But the urban dictionary also defines Paola as a beautiful women sent from God.
Two favorite verses in the Bible are: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (Zech. 4:10) and the story of the widow with Elijah in 2 Kings 4:2, “So Elisha said to her, ‘What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?’ And she said, ‘Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.'”
Throughout my life, when I have been in need, God has always reminded me to look at what is in my hand. To allow Him to grow what I have into something more. God can’t bless and multiply zero, but He can take a small jar of oil and multiply it into provisions for a family, as in the story in 2 Kings 4.
So, my friends, what do you have in your hand?
At Paola Lane, we want to encourage you to first dedicate what you have in your hand to God and second, share it with others. It may be small, unrefined, not as good or as big as someone else, but it’s what God gave you. So don’t overlook the gifts and talents divinely appropriated to you. It doesn’t matter your age, station, or anything else. This is a place to be encouraged to offer up what you have and be a blessing to others at the same time.
Dreamer, mentor, writer, business owner. Loves Summertime and fresh flowers!
My name is Laura and I’m just like you. A wife, mom (now an empty-nester), friend, daughter, sister. Was a single parent for several years. I raised my son while doing odd jobs from my kitchen table. Started a few businesses, some worked, some didn’t.
I’m cold unless it’s 85 or higher outside. Obviously, Summer is my favorite time of the year and I can eat a bowl of cherries all day, every day – in between bites of juicy peaches. When they’re not in season, I settle for Avocado toast and fried chicken – or bananas and peanut butter. ?
I imagine myself younger and slimmer than my driver’s license and mirror tell me.
I love fresh flowers on my desk all year round.
The gifts and talents of others inspire me in my own work and challenge me to take creative risks and always have the attitude of Michelangelo who said in his later years, “Ancora Imparo” (I am still learning.)
Ideas come to me all day long and most of the time I don’t know what to do with them. Sometimes the ideas are really good: I have a vintage typewriter business with my husband. Also, I coach microbusiness owners.
Writing is what I love and until recently, have kept my writing private. I feel God’s presence when I write. Ironically, I was a solid “C” student in English throughout all my schooling. I write about life – and about Kingdom things. Meaning, I write the things I learn from God through the Holy Spirit.
My childhood dream was to be a photographer for National Geographic. But, alas, I can take decent pictures and instead appreciate the talent of other photographers.
Paola Lane is a step of faith and a creative risk for me. I give it back to God for His glory and to trust Him every step of the way.
Thank you for being here.
what we believe in
EVERY PERSON HAS VALUE
You are perfect. God thought of you and created you in His image. You have immeasurable value and were chosen to live right here, right now.
EVERYONE IS CREATIVE
Creativity expresses itself in many ways. Every single person is designed to be creative. Sometimes we need a little help discovering it.
creativity FINDS YOUR HAPPY
Our soul expresses itself through creativity. When we allow ourselves to be creative, it heals those hurts we find hard to express.
EVERY MONTH WE’LL FEATURE NEW CONTRIBUTORS!
Founder. Editor in Chief. Pretends like she knows what she’s doing!
Guest contributor. Great friend. A deep love for Jesus. Compassionate heart for the hurting.
Ghost Writer. Tells the stories of those who wish to remain anonymous.