I’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 Lament (on Orthodox Holy Week)
Up the Mountain (On Writing)
I’m figuring out how to live a life of truth, grace, and beauty. Wanna join me?