It helps to know who’s writing, doesn’t it? A bit about me…

I am a Texan, born and raised. I went to college and seminary in North Carolina, and then came back to Texas to serve as an RUF intern at Rice University. I then hopped back up to Dallas to work at my high school alma mater as the Registrar/Director of College Placement. After a year of that, I got super-sick (the third and worst time in my life) and battled a massive systemic infection, endometriosis, and random other bad things that of course were weirdly all connected. I couldn’t get out of bed for the first 3 months. A lot of my hair fell out. I lost 70 lbs. I didn’t drive a car for more than 8 months.  I had my third surgery for endometriosis, flying all the way out to California to see a specialist. It was intense. Fortunately, I discovered Doctor Who during this time, so that helped. And after my surgery, I got a greyhound I named Westley (after the Man in Black/Dread Pirate Roberts/true love of Buttercup) to help me with recovery.

After things got considerably better (which took over a year), I 1) started my own college admissions consulting  and tutoring company, 2) managed a local political campaign, 3) met, fell in love with, and married an amazing man, 4) moved back to Houston.

I am endlessly fascinated by and concerned with how the Gospel affects everything. I am fiercely anti-Gnostic and pro-body. Among other things, I love laughing, babies, rain, bluebonnets, good movies, horses, air conditioning, cooking, fashion, reformed theology, and napping. I typically read a LOT,* mostly for fun. I am a people-person, and I am big on taking things with a grain of salt, or a salt-lick, depending on the thing. One day, I hope to be wise.

Initially, I wrote a blog by this name for the Houston Chronicle’s religion site HoustonBelief.com. But now that it’s my very own to do with what I like, I will probably be posting about pretty much every kind of thing, from theology to heels.**



*So I used to read over 100 books a year. Now that I have this really fun and awesome husband I like to hang out with all the time, I’ve been allocating a lot more of my time to game playing (hello, Carcassonne), Netflix watching, cooking, and unexpected adventures than ever before.

**Ironically, I’m not that into heels anymore. When I was really sick, I reverted almost exclusively to flats. Then I went and married a man who’s about three inches shorter than me, and my love for heels has diminished even more drastically, as I consider it in my best interests to remain within kissing distance.


5 Comments to “About”

  1. Love your header! Looks JUST like you!!!

  2. What does anti-gnostic and pro body mean? You’re against knowledge and overly into your body only? Pul-lease….

    • Grace, that is totally not what I mean at all. Gnosticism is the idea that the spiritual, the ethereal, the unseen is good, and that matter is bad. So to be anti-gnostic and pro body means one thinks that the spiritual and the physical are both important, and that the Bible isn’t just making up crap when it says that, when God created the world – physically, not just cognitively – and “saw that it was good.”

      I’m gonna write a post about this, because it is an excellent question.

  3. Thanks for the Falco series in order. Just realised I have missed two books.

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