In the early-90’s, I studied abroad and met up with Erik, a mountain-climbing junior from my university who was also studying overseas. Under a full moon over the Eiger in Switzerland, we fell in love. 20 years later we are still climbing mountains, though the terrain looks significantly different, and 4 young travelers have joined us. Our summit is now making it to 3 different soccer practices at the same time, whipping up dinner in the crock-pot, and making a cake that looks like the solar system for a class project.
In the abundance of this full life, I have discovered passions that have laid a bedrock foundation for me personally, and for this virtual home.
I am passionate about people.
What I’d really like to do is lean back next to a crackling fire and hear your story. There is nothing I cherish more than soulful connection that taps the depths of our hearts. Though I may not get the opportunity to have that conversation with you, I do know that we share one thing in common: a desire to live in such a way that the world is better because of our impact. This does not mean we do life perfectly, but whole-heartedly. And it begins at home, with those right in front of us every.single.day.
I am passionate about the home, and my home specifically.
It’s more than a place, it’s the epicenter of our lives. It’s where we love big, fail miserably, and practice how to live this thing called life. It is where we do-over and try again. Home is where love covers, and grace extends. The greatest compliment I could be given is for someone to say they feel “at home” in our home. Because that means, this an inviting place where “I’m accepted, I’m loved, & I’m valued.”
My husband and four kids are my heartbeat. Digging into home life with them means absolutely everything to me. It’s how I spend most of my time, energy, and talents.
I am passionate about seeing ideals lived out practically.
Together we explore how to live with significance, fun, creativity, passion, and authenticity.
While I like these concepts as ideals, I also know that they don’t mean much unless we can get them to translate in real life. Reclaiming our homes and lives mean we focus on action steps that demonstrate our values.
I am passionate about Jesus.
My faith is the axis on which everything else spins. The compelling love and grace that I see in the life of Jesus is what I want my life to be about. It’s that simple. I hope that one day, when I stand at in heaven, He will look at me and say, “Well done, sister. You were my hands and feet in the world.”
I am passionate about YOU.
We don’t travel alone in this world. We travel together. It is a privilege. I count it as an honor that you would find this space to be a place where you want to spend some time. Thank you for trusting me, and for being with me.
My prayer is that this virtual home will offer you a place to be encouraged and strengthened to go out and change your world.