the blog

I started blogging in 2010. Named after the street of my first home, Oakland Avenue, my first blog was where I where I fell in love with the craft of writing and the beauty of interior design. It was the heyday of blogging and I jumped on the bandwagon with all the fever and enthusiasm I could muster. While I don't blog like that anymore, I'm thankful for those days because they led me here. I actually removed all the archives of that blog a year or two ago. (Don't worry, I printed them out and they're in a book now.) But I've found I still need a place to keep the features and writing I have on other sites, so that's what this space is for.

If you'd like to keep up with where I'm at on the internet, this is the place. 

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As a mom, do you assume Scripture doesn’t have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children? How should you apply the gospel to common issues you face every day so you can connect your Sunday morning faith […]

September 22, 2019

BibleGateway Interview: How the Gospel Applies to Motherhood

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It was fun to step out of the mom-zone and join our friend, Hunter Beless on the Journeywomen podcast to talk about perfectionism. While neither Emily or I would call ourselves traditional “perfectionists,” when we dig a bit deeper, we find we trap into the trap of trying to “be enough” or “do enough” to […]

September 22, 2019

Journeywomen Podcast: Perfectionism

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It was a bit surreal to join Sally Clarkson on her show, At Home with Sally and Friends. I’ve always seen Sally as a “far-off” mentor, as I’ve been listening to her show and reading Sally’s books for as long as I’ve been a mom. So it was a joy when we finally made it […]

September 22, 2019

At Home with Sally: Gospel Moments for Everyday Motherhood

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Recently, Emily and I joined Justin and Nicole Payne of the God is a Dad podcast to discuss the implications the good news has for us as parents. As our understanding of the gospel goes deeper the more we realize how all-encompassing this “good news” actually is. From the biggest problems to the smallest, the answer […]

September 22, 2019

God is a Dad Podcast: Gospel Hope for Fun and Happy Parenting

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Recently, Emily and I joined the gals of the Milk and Honey podcast to discuss what it looks like to stay the course and to fight for hope in the challenging moments of motherhood. Listen in to the interview here, or anywhere podcasts are streamed. Photo by Good Soul Shop

September 22, 2019

Milk and Honey Podcast: Stay The Course, Mommas

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Emily and I joined Haley Williams on Kindled Podcast to talk about motherhood, work and everything in between. We talk about how there’ss no shortage of hope and beauty to be found when we apply the truth of scripture to ordinary days and moments.  Listen to this interview with Emily and I here, or anywhere podcasts are […]

September 22, 2019

Kindled Podcast: Risen Motherhood

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What would you do? For my sisters-in-law and me, this is a question you’ll frequently hear us ask one another. Sometimes it’s shouted over the laughter and squeals of our children while we sit in lawn chairs in the backyard. Sometimes it’s muffled as one of us is buckling a 5-point harness in the minivan. Sometimes […]

September 16, 2019

Let’s Ask Who? Rather Than What?

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Emily and I had a great time joining the Adorned Ministries podcast for their series, “Our Gifts, His Glory.” On the show, we talk about what it looks like to use the gift of motherhood for God’s glory. We cover all sorts of things in this show and it was a fun, casual conversation with […]

August 30, 2019

Adorned Podcast: Our Gifts, His Glory

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It was such a joy to join Stefanie and Joanna on the Daily Grace podcast to talk about one of Emily and my favorite topics, personal conscience. We make thousands of decisions every day, but do we understand the process we go to make them? On this podcast Emily and I chat about the gray […]

August 30, 2019

The Daily Grace Podcast: Personal Conscience