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Hi, there. I’m Erin — and this is where I come to write about living the truest thing. It’s definitely a work in progress, like most worthwhile things are. I’ve been writing on the world wide web for nearly twelve years. You might say that I grew up around these parts. Wherever you’re coming from, it is a gift to meet you here, and I hope you find that there is more than enough room for you and everything you bring with you inside that brave beating heart of yours.

I don’t think there is anything in the world more beautiful than stories, so I will try to offer those before I offer opinions, but sometimes that is easier said than done. And if we were sitting across the table from one another, wine glasses or coffee mugs in hand, I’d ask to hear your story, because there’s nothing I love more than hearing about the struggles you’re overcoming and the things that make you come alive. And there would be a whole lot of room for grace, because I find myself needing more of it every day, and something tells me you might need it, too. Cheers to being in this boat together.

Most of what I write in this space is about faith, because that is the fixed point that everything else in my life orbits. I can’t remember a time in my life when this wasn’t the case, and while I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for my upbringing in the church, over the years I’ve become more than a little bit embarrassed and unimpressed by the frills and pretense that I’ve found in American Christianity. So I try to stick to the basics: acting justly, loving mercy, walking humbly, and loving my neighbor as myself. I’m messily working out what it means to follow Jesus, and I’m realizing more every day that it is the only way that seems to fit.

The best thing I’ve done with my life is being this man’s wife. Craig is the yin to my yang in all the best ways. He’ll tell you that he isn’t cooler than me, but don’t be fooled by this. I definitely got the better end of this marriage deal. We’re currently making our home in South Carolina, where he works in production and technology and I am a full-time nanny.

If you happen to care or be curious about this sort of thing, I graduated from Bible college with a degree in counseling and psychology and a minor in biblical and theological studies.

I’d love to get to know you here, friend.


 

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