The first thing you should probably know: I am not a motivational writer. What I lack in, "You go, Girl!" I make up for in "So, now what?"


With that out of the way, herein lie the hopeful (with a side of melodramatic) stories about our home and life "overseas," mothering the little people who inhabit it and all the baggage I carried with me when God called us to something more than the American Dream. 

I'm a freelance writer and editor, perpetual volunteer, wife to a missional woodworking artist, and the introverted mother of three extroverted TCKs. I've also been known to write about the cities of my heart, Christian consumerismtraveling with kids, my obsession with Alias, letters to my sisters, Mexican food, jet lagsearching for home, living in transition, immigration, egalitarianism, baptism and tattoos


Currently, I'm the weekly columnist for, an Irish faith and culture magazine and I report on the Irish religious landscape for Religion News Service. I also serve as an editor and regular contributor to Velvet Ashes, an online community for cross-cultural women. My essays have been featured at Influence Magazine, (in)courageHalogen and Relevant Magazine. More of my writing can be found here.

Future dreams include returning to school for an MFA, running a quaintly urban used-book-shop, and figuring out menu planning. All three things have an equal chance of happening.

In the meantime, my crew and I - plus a sweet lurcher called Cocoa - live in Dublin, Ireland.


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