Welcome to my little space on the internet. I am so glad you are here, and hope you will stick around for a while.
I am a wife and a mom of two very energetic boys and one sweet baby girl. Although I’m a southerner by birth, I’ve become somewhat of a gypsy since marriage, traveling across the country twice and being stretched with each move.
I am also a writer, an avid reader, a photography lover, and a drinker of copious amounts of coffee. I love curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee by the wood stove, and find myself most at home surrounded by mountains. But most of all, I am a child of God. He is my life, my breath, the reason why I get up every morning, and the reason why I write.
Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I used the static from the television to hold my freshly written poems against it and distract my Dad from watching the evening news.
For most of my life, I rarely shared my writing with anyone. After college, I abandoned my dream to write for many years, as I didn’t think it was a realistic or practical way to make a living. I pursued a “real job” in the real world, and for long time was completely miserable.
My passion for writing was reborn after the birth of my first child.
For over a year, I struggled with postpartum depression, and writing was one of the pursuits that allowed me to see the Light again.
I realized that my identity was not firmly rooted in who I was in Christ, and I was basing my self worth on the opinion of others and my ability to perform as a wife, mother, friend, and worker. Once I stopped working and decided to become a stay-at-home mom, all of the distractions I had used to determine my value as a person disintegrated.
In my search for stability, I found that God alone determines my life has worth. He says I am “fearfully and wonderfully made” and that he “created my inmost being.” (Psalm 139) Before I was even born, he saw me and knew my life’s purpose.
This blog was born because I felt God pushing me to share my writing with others who may feel alone in their struggles. I want my readers to know that they are created by a God who will relentlessly pursue them, even during the darkest times. That even in the midst of a messy life with an endless pile of laundry and dishes, the hope of Christ can be found.
Will you stick around with me? Here’s what you can expect to find here:
- Weekly, biblically based encouragement to ground you in the truths of who God says you are instead of the noise of the world
- A fresh perspective to help you see God even in the thick of life’s messes
- Real conversations about real struggles with faith and doubt, and practical tools to help you move forward. Because no one needs fake.
I hope to see you here again, friend. I promise to be authentic, vulnerable and real with you as we explore this life together and find hope in the everyday. Even when it’s messy.
*Photos courtesy of Karen Morgan Photography