I’m a Mama raising three spiritual warriors and world changers, a wife to a Mike, a man who challenges me to walk in my gifting daily, a photographer and small business owner, who is inspired by God’s natural light and one who educates my children at home. As our children have grown into confident teens, I am learning that art of carpooling them to their next practice or competition while providing support and encouragement without micromanaging them and their choices. I am not going to lie…it is tough. It’s a balancing act that takes lots of prayer and discipline and provides lots and lots of opportunity for humility. Welcome to my little Abbey tucked into the sprawling suburban landscape where I serve as Abbess to a rag tag posse of sinners and saints. You will routinely find dog hair on the floor, crumbs in the couch, dishes in the sink and the toilet seat up. None the less, I’m steadily cultivating a sacred space where all who pass by are blessed and those that live within these walls find peace (most of the time..other times it is a bombed out war zone where we are learning the art of peacemaking every darn day with those that are closest to us). The secular and the mystical meet in the mundane…rhythms of prayer, play, process and party are my life. Join me as I chronicle this adventure on the blog through food, family and faith and leave a comment or two along the way. I’d love to hear from you. My mantra is “take me deeper then my feet could ever wonder”. Every breath in, I whisper those words to the Everlasting God who knows me by name and with every exhale I let go of all the things that are worthless and serve no purpose in my transformation as I follow Jesus into fullness.