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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We had a great time talking about motherhood and prayer on the Moms In Prayer podcast. Listen to the conversation here. Cover photo by Kari Shea.

December 4, 2019

Moms In Prayer Podcast: Risen Motherhood

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We had a lovely time with Rachel on the Behind The Bliss Podcast, chatting through all the ways we can see the gospel played out in our lives and how it gives us confidence to walk in who we’ve been created to be. Listen in to the interview here. Cover photo by Anita Austvika.

December 3, 2019

Behind The Bliss Podcast: Living a Gospel-Centered Life with R|M

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It was a great time joining Rachel on the Real Talk With Rachel Podcast. We talked about all sorts of things, like: How being a Christian should change your perspective on motherhood. What it was like starting a podcast and how we became comfortable with it. Trusting God to go out on a limb and […]

December 3, 2019

Real Talk With Rachel Podcast: Risen Motherhood

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We had a blast recording two episodes with J.A. Medders from HomeRow. On the first episode we chatted about our book, how we got the deal, our favorite resources on writing, and how the ministry started. The second episode is all about micro-blogging—what it is, how it’s different from blogging, and why men don’t seem […]

November 30, 2019

Home Row Podcast: Risen Motherhood on Writing and Micro-Blogging

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It was a great time joining Dan Darling on The Way Home Podcast talking about the gospel-hope there is for parenting, and we spend a good deal of time talking about the importance of the local church and how to make it a priority in motherhood. Listen to this interview with Emily and I here, or anywhere […]

November 29, 2019

The Way Home Podcast: Risen Motherhood

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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