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Welcome, friend.

I’m so glad you’ve decided to stop by.

Wondering whose site you just found? Here’s a little bit about me:

Once upon a time, I was a high school English teacher. Then I worked for a handful of years for an international youth outreach organization, hanging out with middle school and high school students. Eventually, a husband and a couple of babies entered the scene and in a way, everything flipped turned upside down. I stopped quoting Will Smith (mostly), left ministry (fully), finished a Masters of Theology degree (or so Fuller says), and started to figure out what it meant to call myself a writer and a speaker.

More than half a decade later, I continue to think about the intersection of life and faith. I muse over what it means to find beauty in the most unlikely of places and to believe in a God of justice when it feels like injustice floods the world around us.

I look at the lives of those around me – especially of my black husband and our mixed-race sons – and it makes me think about the privilege that’s always been mine because of the color skin I was born with. It makes me wonder how to live in a tension of comfort and discomfort, leaning into the Jesus who simultaneously rejoices and sits in the pain with us. It pulls me toward a justice and a wholeness and a peace that’s for every single one of us, the lull of the power of love the song that calls me home.

But mostly, it makes me wonder how to color outside the lines, in every area of my life. 

My first book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice, releases with Zondervan in February 2019. Meanwhile, you can also find my writing on Christianity Today, iBelieve, For Every Mom and a whole bunch of other publications listed here. I blog twice a week over at Patheos but would love to send you my monthly newsletter from this site.

Feel free to contact me with questions and remember…

You are welcome in this space.