My heart is home.

When my husband and I first began the discussions of our major relocation from small town Maine to big city Nashville, we thought we were prepared. We had listed everything we were giving up — being near my large family, a small intimate school community where I was able to be in the same building … [Read more…]

Everything Now

My prayers lately have been focusing on that MAGNITUDE of God. The enormity of Him. Remembering that to the God who keeps all of the planets spinning in orbit, and aligned and tilted just perfectly, can certainly handle the bumps and surprises in my life. When I go too far in thinking about the magnitude, … [Read more…]

The Price of Religious Freedom

The American Church is sick. If you have grown up in it, or have never gone on missions trips to third world countries, you may not realize it. But the moment reality hits us of what some of our brothers and sisters risk every time they gather for church—though they can’t call it that—in a … [Read more…]

When Obedience is Worship

The wheels are turning. My mind is jumbled with dreams and ideas and things that have been pushed aside or buried or dormant for a long time. There is so much to say, and perhaps now, at the tender age of 37, I am growing wise enough to actually say them. No, it isn’t wisdom … [Read more…]

What my life says about my faith

Luke 12:27 Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Lamentations 3:22-24 Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your … [Read more…]

When Bravery Feels Like Being Lost . . .

I have been consistent for a little while now. Dedicating time each day to the craft of writing, or playing my guitar. Consistently in the Word, and praying intentionally, with focus, purpose and boldness. Just when I start to really let the dream/reality sink in, to believe that those visions of performing on the stage … [Read more…]

2014 – A Year in Review

2014 has been pretty wild. Let’s recap it, month by month.  (Important backstory information. I was born and raised in Maine, and started writing songs as preparing for our weekly worship gatherings for our little chuch plant, two years ago. I kept writing, filling up my notebook with songs, with nowhere to perform them — … [Read more…]

Fear: The Invitation We Shouldn’t Accept

Let’s be honest. Let ME be honest. I have a list of things that I SHOULD be doing that I KNOW will help me achieve my goals. Practice my guitar daily Vocal exercise research (and then practicing whatever ones I find that I think will be useful) Writing exercises from the lyric writing book I … [Read more…]