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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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

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This was a fun conversation with Jen Jewell where Emily and I each shared about a time in our lives where we saw God’s goodness and mercy in a raw and real way. It gets personal, but it’s also really fun. Listen to the interview with Emily and I here, or anywhere podcasts are streamed. […]

August 25, 2019

The Messy Table Podcast: Risen Motherhood

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It’s always a joy to join my mentor and friend, Karen Hodge on her podcast, enCourage. During this interview, we share some behind-the-scenes aspects of the upcoming Risen Motherhood book, and give a few really, really high-level overviews of a few of the chapters. Listen to the interview here, or anywhere podcasts are streamed. Feature […]

August 24, 2019

enCourage podcast: The Gospel Really Makes A Difference

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This was a fun, authentic conversation about parenting with Andrea Burke. On the show, Emily and I discuss with Andrea how we find “success” as mothers, what discipleship looks like, how to deal with mom-guilt and more. Listen to this interview with Emily and I here, or anywhere podcasts are streamed. Photo by Emilie Christensen on Unsplash

August 24, 2019

Good Enough Podcast: Parenting

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Emily and I sat down with the team from First15 and had a great conversation about how Risen Motherhood got started and how to bring the hope of the gospel to your children as a mom. Listen to the full interview here or anywhere podcasts are streamed. Feature photo by Bryan Garces on Unsplash

August 24, 2019

First15 Podcast: Bringing the Gospel to Your Children