Most mornings, you'll find me barefoot in the garden, walking the rows with a giant coffee mug in my hand. Most afternoons, you'll find me reading stories, distributing snacks, and tapping out words on my laptop. I'm a vegetable farmer, a mama, and a writer who advocates for wellness in every area of our lives. I'm a messy cook, a crazy goat lady, and one day I want to open a grocery store in my little town. Plus, I'm always ready for a road trip, especially if we can listen to Dixie Chicks and stop for antique malls.
I got a degree in elementary education because I was passionate about giving every kid a chance to learn, even if they don't speak English or have enough food at home. Somehow I wound up selling organic veggies out of the back of my SUV and advocating for local economy + food access. I wouldn't change a single darn thing, and now I'm ringing a bell for all the women out there who are determined to press through all of the could-do's to figure out what they were made to do. Every woman has a calling, but I will never tell you that motherhood is the highest one.
I write about the church a lot. I experienced salvation as an eight year old little girl with thick bangs and a perfection complex, but Jesus reached down and grabbed my hand as a twenty-two year old mama with an Industrial Church Complex. I'm still not certain that I've found my place, but I'm happy now to pitch a tent when the sun sets and journey a little further in the daylight. I'm issuing an invitation to every woman who feels out of place, ignored, or frustrated when it comes to church: there is space for you here.
I believe we were created to live abundant lives. What does that mean? It means stepping fully into the freedom that we have in Christ. It means living joyfully, achieving our goals, passionately pursuing our dreams, having fun, being strong, joyfully surrendering control , finding happiness, being helpful, having compassion, giving generously, loving intentionally, slowing our pace, and resting well. I advocate for spiritual wellness because I long to see women stepping boldly into their callings, lifting up those around them, living a vibrant life, and making our world lovelier, happier, and more aware of Jesus. I'm so very glad you're here.