These are my people. Jared and I married in 2008, college sweethearts, kids. We welcomed Owen in August of 2012, during Jared’s last year of seminary. Gabriel joined us in September of 2014, and, for a while, much of this blog became about his story.
I work here.
My husband works here.
We are passionate about foster care, about the marginalized, about the hard work and conviction surrounding conversations on race, on refugees, on why there’s so much yelling and what it is to whisper peace.
I’m a monthly co-host on the Shalom in the City Podcast with Osheta Moore. Our episodes, “My Sista’s Keeper: Shalom in the City’s Monthly Conversation on Race and Unity,”are a discussion between a black woman and a white woman about racial reconciliation and justice, and we hope they serve as a tool for you in your own life and community.
Sometimes I get to write in other people’s spaces, like when I wrote about the NBC hit show This is Us and how it depicts human emotion for Christ and Pop Culture, why Christians should be invested in giving ex-convicts second chances for The Gospel Coalition, and what it’s like to parent a child whose body has questions that do not have answers for Coffee + Crumbs.
I love to read. I love to cook. I’m a personality typing enthusiast. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and am completing my Master’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. I miss Aaron Sorkin television. I think podcasting is delightful. Please, for both our sakes’, do not ask me to do a craft or play a sport with you.
If you would like to read Gabriel’s story thus far, it is told (in some semblance of order) here. To start at the beginning, scroll all the way down to a post entitled “a jumble of an update.” To provide a lens for the story, we learned during my pregnancy with Gabriel that he would be born with clubfoot. Since his birth, we have discovered that there is more going on, that he has a little known neurogenetic disorder, a “cousin” condition of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease about which very little is known. He has been in and out of leg casts, braces for feet and hands, and has had two surgeries. Gabriel started walking right before his second birthday and is determined to break into a run any day now.
Glad you’re here!
(Thoughts are mine and are not necessarily representative of any affiliations.)