About me

For more about my writing journey and why I write what I write, see “The evolution of this blog.”


I won an award for a book, but that was a really, really long time ago. You probably weren’t even born yet.

I love to speak in public about subjects I feel passionate about, but I feel awkward and shy in a group.

I cry a lot when I’m praying.  I pray a lot for God to increase my capacity and increase my faith—if you’ve gotten a glimpse into the world I’m talking about, you . . . well, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

All those demerits for a messy room in college didn’t make me into Holly Housekeeper. I  still scramble to clean up when company is coming, still close the bedroom door when they arrive, and still almost always have scraps of food in the little food strainer thingie in the bottom of my kitchen sink.

In January of 2015 I graduated from 24 years of homeschooling my four amazing  children, who are now superlative adults. (I have less housework, but the place is still dusty, I’m afraid.)

I love God. I love others. I love to laugh (and need to do it more). I love seeing the awesome ways Jesus shows up in people’s lives, like He promised to do in John 14:21 and 23.

I love coffee with chocolate in it. When I have guests, I put the sugar in one of my Thai mugs, and hot cocoa mix in the other. Make your own mocha. 🙂   I enjoy getting to offer you your choice of the Joy, Hope, and Peace mugs. (No special powers there, but it’s just fun!)

In all the messes of life, I want to walk in the Spirit, in the resurrection power of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I invite you to come with me.

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