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Laura Story “Open Hands” CD // Review & Giveaway

I fell in love with Laura Story when I heard her song, “Blessings”. Every time I heard it I was moved to tears at how great God was and how much He loved me. I couldn’t wait to hear more of Laura’s music and nothing I’ve ever heard from her disappoints.

I was recently given the opportunity to review Laura’s newest album, Open Hands and can I just say it’s been on repeat in my car for a couple of weeks now. The title track sung together with Third Day’s Mac Powell talks about letting go and living life with an open hand, trusting that God is working in and through your circumstances. It’s a beautiful song of surrender and meets me exactly where I am in this season of my life as I navigate mirky waters.

In this devotional video, Laura shares her heart behind the song, Open Hands:

Another of my favorites from the album is Grace Abounds. It’s a poignant reminder of the powerful grace of an almighty God that carries us through life. As a mom myself, I can totally relate to what Laura had to say about the song.

“Reflecting on the world her kids are growing up in, Story wrote the album’s sparse closer, “Grace Abounds,” after weeks of turning on the television only to continue to watch stories of terror attacks, extreme injustice and racial tension make headlines day after day. “It’s easy to lose heart, and the song is about just acknowledging the brokenness. First of all, we can’t just pretend like it doesn’t exist,” she advises. “When it seemingly doesn’t make sense, I’m choosing to believe that God’s grace is enough. God’s grace is enough for any social injustice. God’s grace is enough for any loss that we go through. God’s grace is enough for any loneliness that we experience, for any relational strain and for any relational rejection.”

Each and every song on this album is done with excellence, both lyrically and musically. I was moved emotionally as I listened and my heart was caught up in the presence of the One who never leaves me and deserves our highest praise.

To find out more about Laura Story, visit her website or find her on social media:




To buy this album on iTunes, click here.

The Giveaway

I am thrilled to offer one of my readers a copy of Laura Story’s Open Hands CD. Just follow the prompts on the giveaway widget below to enter. *This giveaway ends at 9PM on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Laura Story Open Hands CD

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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    Rachelle Craig
    March 16, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Oh I love Laura Story! I have never heard one of her songs that has not been a blessing! I’ve always said that she has the voice of an angel! We have a lady in our worship team at church who sounds so much like her, and I’m always blessed when she sings!

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    March 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I love Laura Story’s songs. Blessings has often been a source of comfort to me as well. I love the video here about Open Hands! May we approach God with open hands, not a fist. Thank you so much for this encouragement, Barbie. Love and hugs to you!

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    March 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Thanks for introducing me, Barbie. Will definitely check out this album! Have a blessed week!

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    March 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I love the song “It Is Well” by Bethel 🙂

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    March 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I saw she had a new album and look forward to getting it. We saw her once in concert with Stephen Curtis chapman and Jason Gray

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    patsy paterno
    March 17, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Hi barbie! I love Laura Story’s songs. They all bless me! So excited to hear her new songs :^))))

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    Mary Geisen
    March 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. I also love Laura Story’s music.

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    Lori Clinch
    March 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you so much for this Giveaway; I love Laura Story’s music. I equally enjoyed her Book & Study: When God doesn’t fix it. It came to me at just the right time in my life’s journey.

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