Welcome to my blog! I’m so happy you’re here. I see my blog as a chance to engage in meaningful conversation about all that gives us hope and strength and joy. Whether we’re lifelong friends or new friends, I count it a privilege to connect with you in this space.
If you don’t already know me, let me introduce myself with a few fun facts:
- Since early childhood, my identity has been deeply rooted in faith, but I’m still learning what it means to walk with Jesus every day.
- I was a child bride. Well, maybe not technically a child, but a very young adult. Age 18, to be precise. As a side note, my husband is a very patient man.
- Although my husband and I are both on our first marriage, we have a blended family. I gave birth to three amazing humans – Lindsey, Luke and Leah. While we were growing our own family, we also served as houseparents at a children’s home. Many of the kids who lived with us then are forever grafted into our hearts. We call them our “chosen” children. Every Thanksgiving, the whole growing tribe comes home and it’s the happiest time of the year.
- As a third-generation Wyoming native, my DNA reveals high percentages of grit and independence. My husband once described me to a stranger as a “sturdy woman.” He meant it as a compliment, I’m sure!
- I have loved language and words since I first learned to read. My early interests included the Hardy Boys mysteries and Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series. If I got in trouble, it was usually for reading when I should have been doing something else, like sleeping or chores.
- My all-time favorite books are The Velveteen Rabbit and To Kill a Mockingbird.
- My feels run deep beneath the skin. Writing is the most reliable way I know to bring them to the surface.
- I adore fashion, but my style has two distinct personalities. One is classic elegance and the other is cowgirl comfort. So, if I pair cowboy boots with an art deco necklace, please try to understand.
- I crave the outdoors, especially the scent of sage and pine. Rocky Mountain wild places feed my soul.
- My life verse is Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”