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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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