“Joyful Grace from God”

That is what my daughter’s name means.  While I’m sure this blog will have a lot of her in it, it is not primarily about her.  It is not primarily about motherhood or pregnancy either, although I am in the throes of both.

More than that, this blog is about relating.  Relating my life to yours.  Relating my story to the world.  Relating my thoughts, actions, feelings, ideas, failures, everyday moments to life as I know it and am coming to know it.

Every day given is grace from God, and I hope to find the joy in my life.  This leads me to a few thoughts:

How am I spending my life? How do I want to spend it?

Oh, there are so many things I want to do:

  • write music
  • make art
  • wake up early
  • live in a log cabin
  • live in the eighteenth century
  • read as many books as I can
  • watch every movie ever made
  • blog
  • spend time with friends
  • spend time with my husband
  • watch my daughter learn and discover and grow
  • visit another country
  • live in another country
  • laugh until I cry
  • drink coffee on my porch
  • wear scarves
  • dress fashionably
  • be in a play
  • share my thoughts unashamedly
  • work in a coffee house
  • own a coffee house

Is this all my world has to offer?

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

As I enter into this world of blogging, I pray I don’t lose sight of eternity.  From this exploit I hope to gain an outlet for my thoughts and passions.  I want to learn, to teach.  I want to be a better writer.  I want to be better at connecting with those around me.  I don’t have it “all together”; and what fun would that be, anyway?

If it’s all together, why would you go looking for it?


In my blogs you will find my musings about:

  • God
  • motherhood and womanhood
  • pregnancy
  • being a wife
  • ministry and discipleship
  • art
  • my attempts at craftiness
  • my attempts at cooking
  • music
  • memories
  • photography

If there is not something there to which you can (or want) to relate…you should probably find another blog.

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the JOY that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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