He Gives and Takes Away: My Pregnancy Loss

The last thing I remember before going under was the sensation of tears limping from my eyes and tap tapping on the stark white sheet beneath my head. I sobbed into the mask that was placed over my mouth and nose, both welcoming and dreading the oblivion that waited for me.  I still see theContinue reading “He Gives and Takes Away: My Pregnancy Loss”

No Bodies to Bury: The Unspoken Pain of Early Pregnancy Loss

Does my grief even count if there are no bodies to bury? The crass thought swirled around my mind in the weeks that followed my pregnancy losses. I was unprepared for how much our losses would shred my heart. But I was even more unprepared for how much the world would minimize the deaths ofContinue reading “No Bodies to Bury: The Unspoken Pain of Early Pregnancy Loss”

There is Both: God’s Goodness in the Joy and Sadness

Sadness. That’s what I felt the moment they placed her in my arms. And then – before my arms even tightened around her small frame – the sweetest joy. If I’m honest, the moment I learned of this pregnancy, I was flooded with fear. Fear of another loss. But also fear of what I wouldContinue reading “There is Both: God’s Goodness in the Joy and Sadness”

Book Update: The Anxious Lily, Coming Spring 2023

Confession: I’ve done a terrible job of updating this blog. The last year has been a bit of a whirlwind as we’ve adjusted to life as a family of five. My consensus on having three children so far? I love it. It’s a whole new level of chaos and exhaustion, but also a whole newContinue reading “Book Update: The Anxious Lily, Coming Spring 2023”

Other Work

Click the images below for access to articles written for a variety of publications. Books Awards/Recognitions 2020 Selah Finalist for Online Articles First Place in Children’s Literature contest at 2019 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC) Second Place in Mystery/Suspense Novels contest at 2019 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC) Second Place inContinue reading “Other Work”