In addition to blogging here, I blog and co-host the podcast All Things Bright and Beautiful , on topics of life, literature, and the Christian life.
I am a follower of Christ, redeemed and washed by his blood, and made new in him; relying on his grace as I try and seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly by his Spirit. I am passionate about the sanctity of human life, theology of education, the primacy of the home and family in a civil society, the power and apologetics of art, and the importance of the local church.
I’m nearing 13 years of marriage to my husband, a Maternal-Fetal Fellow, hardworking and a philosopher at heart, with conviction and wisdom, grace and truth, he seeks to defend the voiceless and care for women and babies.
I’m called “momma” by four beautiful children: a 10-year-old son who leads the pack, a natural poet, adventurous and passionate; a 7-year-old son who was made to be a middle child, a charmer, and a blossoming comedian, quick-witted and full to the brim of boyhood; a 5-year-old daughter who lights the world around her, full of smiles, belly laughs, and a whole lot more spunk than anyone so tiny should have; and sweet 2-year-old boy, delightful and doted upon, as wild as his mop of curly hair.
I studied Biblical Studies in undergrad, and minored in philosophy, and my thoughts have always been that of theology and philosophy and how the two are really one.
I love John Hughes movies, Russian literature, poetry, hipster coffee shops, and beautiful children’s books.
When I’m not writing, (or reading, or building LEGO masterpieces with four sets of tiny hands), I can be found baking bread, drinking too much tea, hiking, or uncovering everyday treasures with our always-adventuring littles.
My greatest influences are:
Louisa May Alcott
My life is simple, but full of the extravagant grace of God.