Hello, y'all!

I am a twenty-six year old farmgirl residing in the midwest with my amazing parents and fabulous nine siblings. I also have three sister-in-loves who are the dearest additions ever. My family is wonderful and they are the most incredible people in my life.

I could not have asked for a better home in which to be raised. My parents are my role models---they have given me a beautiful picture of what it is like to parent in humility + grace, always pointing their children to Jesus first, rather than traditions, rules, or fear of man. They have made the gospel look good + real by how they live their lives. My parents raised us to be independent of man + dependent on Jesus alone and that is honestly the greatest blessing of all. Sometime I will write a post about all that they've done for me but for now, in my bio, I have to mention them in this small way at least because they are my heroes.

Half of my year is spent on our farm, enjoying the hectic but blessed life that comes with being a farmer's daughter. I run errands, pack lunches, pick up parts for the guys. The other half of the year I tour with my family of twelve, giving concerts and presenting the gospel all across the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Yes, its a pretty wild switch going back and forth from one to the other. But it's a good life!

In the area of employment, I am currently a secretary, music instructor/arranger, and my father's right hand woman. I love my work! In my spare time I am passionate about fashion design, photography, and writing. I have always loved to write, and in recent years this has grown into writing on this blog about everything from my daily life to controversial issues that face my generation today. I also LOVE the stage (acting) and if there was someway possible to do so without compromising convictions and other responsibilities, I would be a full-time actress. In personality, I am an outspoken choleric introvert who has learned to be an extrovert when needed. (necessary with the traveling life, haha!)

Life is beautiful in the little things. For me, those "little things" include, but definitely are not limited to....babies, coffee, jalapeno peppers, dark chocolate, old books, raw milk, kindred spirits of all ages, handwritten notes, thrift stores, and candles.

Life is short. After we experience the salvation of Jesus Christ, the rest of our lives are a journey of learning to give, surrender, and die to self as He sanctifies and purifies us. My prayer is that something you read on this blog will be a blessing to you in challenging you to live more sold out for Jesus on YOUR journey! We each only have one life to live, only one chance to make a mark on this world. My challenge to you, reader, is to live your life on fire for Christ. Don't do anything half way. Follow the dream that Jesus gives you and let your life be full of passion and energy! Get a vision bigger than yourself, and pursue those dreams with everything you've got!

Me? I am just a very human and common sinner, saved by His grace, and completely powerless to do any good on my own. One of the visions God has given me is this blog. I'm woefully inadequate, but as He guides me in writing here, I'm going to shoot for the stars and give this dream all that I have.
If anything you read here blesses you, than may the glory go to HIM!