Welcome to my blog!
I am so happy you have popped in to meet me! I write here about topics I would discuss with you if we were hanging out together having coffee, if we were on a walk, or if I invited you over for dinner. I love sharing about everyday things, whether it’s regarding a compelling article, a fantastic book, a tasty recipe, a travel tip, marriage advice, or my faith in Jesus.
My purpose is to encourage you using anecdotes about life, faith, food, and friendship. My goal for you is to read a post and leave feeling inspired, educated, or encouraged. This blog is a space of honesty, trust, and love. Please feel comfortable and welcome.
More about me: I am married to my handsome college sweetheart, Tony, and we have three amazing kids. We have two little dogs and one gigantic cat. My husband was the Couple’s Ministry Pastor at our former church, and together we have taught couples studies, offered Biblical counseling, led family ministry, mentored couples, led Bible studies and workshops, and facilitated seminars for over 20 years.
I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and later went back to earn my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I was an elementary school teacher (full and part-time) for almost 20 years, and have homeschooled my kids off and on. I currently work as a private educator.
I have taught women’s Bible studies and mentored women for many years, led women through Biblical counseling, and currently teach at retreats (see more about that here.) I absolutely love teaching, whether it is in the classroom, in my home, for a women’s events, or in the kitchen. Passing on information is a passion of mine!
I love to cook and bake! I believe the kitchen is the heart of the home. Six years ago I discovered I could no longer eat gluten. It was devastating at first, but I have since learned how to cook just about anything gluten-free. I am always trying new recipes, and other than some family favorites, we don’t often eat the same thing for months.
I love to feed people (I think that should be the sixth Love Language!), and this quote describes exactly how I feel:
“The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.“
Shauna Niequist, Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes.
I would love to hear from you. Send me an email, comment here, find me on Facebook or Instagram. I am here to chat so let’s be friends 🙂