Who I Am

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 have been published on Fierce Parenting, and mentioned in Tim Challies’ A La Carte Blogroll.

The greatest identity marker of who I am is that I am redeemed: washed by the blood of Jesus Christ and made new in him; relying on his grace as I try and seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly by his Spirit.

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 9-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 4-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:
G.K. Chesterton
C.S Lewis
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Louisa May Alcott
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Victor Hugo
Amy Carmichael
Elisabeth Elliot
Søren Kierkegaard
and
St. Augustine

My life is simple, but full of the extravagant grace of God.

 

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