About Me

Like Harry tells Sally in the great rom-com When Harry Met Sally, I’m the “worst kind”: I’m high-maintenance who thinks she’s low maintenance.

Need proof?: I love a salad dressed with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, but I pick out the white spines of lettuce and refuse to eat them.

I grew up on a dead-end dirt road in a little hamlet called Sleeper, Mo. I attended the University of Missouri and graduated with a Bachelor in Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Upon graduation, I moved to Paducah, Ky., to take a sports writing job at the local newspaper. After six¬†adventure-filled years covering college athletics, high school sports and dirt track auto racing, I felt God’s renewed call to ministry and took a position as the youth director at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the church which I’ve been a member of since 2007. They also let me work part time at the local library with coworkers who have become some of my closest friends. During all this time, I fell in love, got married, and got divorced. I believe in God’s abundant grace (hallelujah!), mercy and above all, unconditional love.

Likes:

STAR WARS
Dr. Pepper
libraries
God-winks
twilight and sunsets
Laffy Taffy
expecto patronum 
college basketball
going to the movies
lilacs
writing
guest rooms
seeing layers of scripture come to life
cats
beautiful landscapes
children’s literature
sewing/crafting
dirt race tracks
travel

 

Dislikes:

being cold
sinus pressure headaches
cold feet
root beer
cold hands
cleaning my shower

Did I mention I don’t like being cold?

My life can usually be described by a scene in When Harry Met Sally.