1497615_10153566137705551_346576796_nI’m a 35 year old wife, mother, writer, and educator. I love books, coffee, early mornings, good friends, and the ocean. I grew up as a preacher’s kid and missionary kid in the Church of the Nazarene and lived in Bangkok, Thailand from the ages of 11-18. Now I make my home in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband and two children. In our twenties my husband and I began to learn about liturgy, which led us to the Eastern Orthodox Church. We’ve been there for the past nine years. I have a passion for immigrants and people from other cultures and was an ESL teacher for eleven years. Now I am an ELD (English Language Development) Instructional Coach for the public school district in Nashville. I’ve also been pursuing creative writing for the past several years. I received an MFA degree from Murray State University in 2010. I am almost finished writing my first book, Transfigured Faith, a spiritual memoir about growing up in the home of Protestant ministers and later discovering Orthodoxy. On this blog I write about faith, family, multicultural issues, education, books, and writing.

Here are some of my favorite posts:

We Don’t Speak English, We Speak Love

On the Mother of God: Women as Life-Givers

My Faith is Not a Formula

We Lament (on Orthodox Holy Week)

Some Days You Have to Be Brave

When you Know You’ll Never Quite Be Home

Tree of Life

Up the Mountain (On Writing)

I’m figuring out how to live a life of truth, grace, and beauty.¬†Wanna join me?¬†


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