Writing is my very favorite thing to do, and I’ve been honored to write four books.

Currently working on: fiction!

Advent is our invitation to rest in the already-not yet anticipation of the God incarnate, who will one day right all the wrongs of the world.

And yet he already came, 2,000 years ago, as a helpless baby.

Already, not yet. We live in the middle, where we’re invited to wait with hope.

Shadow and Light Advent
A few years ago, my husband, Kyle, looked at me and said, “Let’s do this—let’s finally buy the tickets and hit the road.”
It was time to embark on a dream we’d had for years: to travel around the world with our three kids and discover places new and old. And so, we did. We each strapped on a backpack and headed westbound.
This is that story.

What would it look like to live slowly in an efficiency-obsessed culture? In this book, I explore the rhythms of life I learned from living in Turkey—a relationship-oriented culture—and ask whether they can be replicated stateside.

Within food, work, education, travel, and entertainment, there is a way to live slowly—but you have to roll up your sleeves.

Do you really need all that stuff, that square footage, that crammed schedule?

Editors asked me to write this first book while I was living cross-culturally, so I shared my thoughts on the western obsession with our Stuff, followed by concocted a ten-day plan to simplify home in the midst of real life.