Mission Statement 

The Honest Pursuit exists to serve as a resource, encouragement, and light of Jesus Christ to all people of all nations. Our goal is to live honestly, love deeply, and lead with the wisdom that we are never alone. 

meet the team


Lauren Smith, Founder


My name is Lauren, and thank you for visiting my blog/ online scrapbook of my favorite memories/ place for encouragement. 

I am passionate about writing, all things outdoors (mostly fishing and hiking), and creating meaningful relationships with my friends and my Creator. I believe that each of us have the ability to love deeply and know who we really are without the walls and masks. I want us to grow in our understanding of ourselves so that we can have healthy and joyful friendships. 

Together we can take on this pursuit to be honest with our friends, our faith, and ourselves. 



Michelle Wingard, Creative Director


 Hello friend, my name is Michelle and I love all things creative.

You can find me taking pictures, drawing, painting and sunset chasing. One of my favorite things is being a student and I am currently wrapping up my Junior year at the University of North Texas majoring in Communication Studies. I am the most thankful for my family and friends and I am looking forward to all the adventures life will send my way.