Christian woman, wife, mother, author, blogger, dreamer

Christian woman, wife, mother, author, blogger, dreamer

Home is the place where the whispers of God’s love are heard regularly, the touch of His hands is given intentionally throughout the day, the words of His encouragement and affirmation pointed to lay the foundation of loving relationships where the mother conducts the beauty of this life within its walls. I believe that mothers are those who shape generations, build a godly legacies and inspire their children's hearts, souls and minds so that they will go to go back into the world to live the reality  of Christ in all areas of life. Coming alongside moms to encourage them has been a commitment of my ministry.  I hope you will find inspiration to cultivate such a life within the pages of this blog. I welcome you here!

Let me tell you a little about myself. I grew up longing to have meaning in my life, personally accepted Christ in college, went into campus ministry and overseas missions to Communist Eastern Europe and Vienna, Austria after graduation, and returned in 1980 to minister to executive women and singles in Denver, where Clay (whom I had known since 1974) was in seminary.


We began our journey of life together the next year in August 1981 (I had just turned 28). We are unapologetically intuitive's and dream up new projects, books and schemes every waking hour. It is exhausting and fun at the same time.Three-some decades later, I am the happy mother of four wholehearted children who love God: Sarah (1984), Joel (1986), Nathan (1989), and Joy (1995). I am a dreamer who always gets bogged down with the details of life. We’ve moved seventeen times (six internationally), but I try to imagine that somehow it has expanded my soul! I greatly enjoy creating tasty meals, baking whole grain goodies, having proper tea times, and bringing festivity into my home through seasonal decor, music, art, and candles. I love to spend time with my best friends, among whom my children and husband top the list. I am probably ADHD and now no longer wonder where my son got it. I sing and have recorded with Clay who is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. I love to walk and hike in the beauty of the outdoors, and especially in the mountains (we live in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains). I always find myself drawn into reading, writing, speaking, and teaching. I am passionate about biblical ideals, and am driven to think, learn, envision, and conceive.


I also love to engage with and mentor women, fellowship with kindred spirits, and study the Word together. I appreciate loving friends, kindness, courage, and thoughtfulness. International ministry is a passion for me and I deeply enjoy meeting with women all over the world. Starting a small groups ministry where women encourage women has been a passion of mine in the past few years. I host Leadership Intensive meetings in my home with women from all over the world. My wonderful children have become my soul-mates and dearest friends. I never feel a bit guilty for enjoying my caffeine–strong black tea and European coffee–and dark chocolate. An avid walker, I love jaunting all over the world. I love Jesus and am amazed at his integrity. He is the center of my heart and the passion of my life. I started as my personal blog because I wanted a place to share my thoughts and convictions, and to connect with and encourage other Christian women like myself.





My Children

Joy, Joel, Sarah, Nathan

Joy, Joel, Sarah, Nathan

God blessed me with four out of the box kids. On the Myers-Briggs (MBTI), we are all intuitive, and consequently, we are all idealists, dreamers, artists, message driven, out of the box people. Everyone is a musician of some sort and all of us are writers, and can be found any moment of the day with strong tea or coffee in our hands as we celebrate life. Homeschooling all four all the way to adulthood was one of the most fulfilling and challenging commitments. I loved reading great books to them every day for hours. We enjoy our rousing discussions over feasts and tea times, (we are all hobbits at heart and love eating and celebrating life!), and books, ideas, stories, travel and adventure, movies and faith fill our lives and discussions every day that we are together. All of us are passionate about our Lord Jesus and his incarnate reality in all the moments of our lives. Our family is a cherished community and we gather together from far corners of the world whenever possible.



my oldest child and first daughter, is a writer and currently is studying theology at Oxford University in England with her husband to be, Thomas. In addition to co-authoring The Lifegiving Homewith me, she speaks and writes about a story-formed life onher ministry blog. Her personal blog and books inspire women all over the world. Her personal blog is at Thoroughly Alive.


my second-born and first son, graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Composition. Joel's music is often focused on film scores, and has provided original music for numerous short and feature films, in addition to orchestrating and conducting for many different genres. Joel has also ventured into other artistic environments, including the audiobook world, where he has delighted listeners around the world as an Audible award-winning voice artist. To find out more and purchase his music, He is studying at Cambridge University in England and finishing his Masters there. 


my third child,  lives in New York City and works in film, television, commercials, and movies. Nathan wrote, acted in, and produced his first feature-length movie, Confessions of a Prodigal Son. You can find out more about this movie on his Facebook page.  He is also an author of two books and is always working on a new script. Read more about Nathan on his personal website. Nathan and I have finished writing a book together that will release in January, 2017 about our journey as mom and son amidst his OCD, ADHD and out of the box personality. What fun we have working together and I can't wait to share our book.


considers herself an intrepid adventurer, God lover, tea drinker and writer in training. She is a graduate of Biola University, and also spent time as a visiting student at Oxford University studying C.S. Lewis, Literature, and Theology. She is currently a graduate student at the University of St. Andrews, studying Theology, Imagination and The Arts on the windy coast of Scotland. Her days are spent helping people and companies tell their stories well, pondering, writing, singing, and drinking too much Yorkshire Gold tea.