My personal story
Life, Faith, Confidence
Here I am, writing. The long and winding road led me here, this path I didn't seek, but found at the intersection of my calling to be a pastor and a parent and the reality where our family lives.
I write mostly about HOPE and being a #hopelesshoper, which just means that no matter how hard I try, no matter how low it gets, no matter what life brings, I end up hoping, often even when I don't want to.
I'm a Kansas Farmgirl, married to my Alberta Farmboy, living and working from home base in Central Alberta Canada. We are both ordained elders, bi-vocational, and always searching for creative ways to live out our callings as pastors and parents while raising teenagers and chickens.
My story includes many twists and turns, including the single life, adoption, and infertility, living with chronic & hidden illness, and learning compassion and connection through parenting and loving those with neurodiversity and who have experienced trauma.
I’d like to acknowledge that this writer and her family works and lives on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and traveling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay), and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
I pray you find hope here.