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I‘m currently sitting in the passenger seat of our minivan. My family and I are heading to San Diego along the Pacific Coast Highway—picture sandy beaches, turquoise waves high-fiving craggy […]


You could say I’ve been neck-deep in Christianese for most of my life. I grew up in the church, and eventually became a professional Christian a la full-time ministry. I […]

Why You Might Need a Blue Bike - incourage.me

Back when I was working on the concept of Notes From a Blue Bike, I was debating who the audience would be for this book. I’m a married mom in […]

Two bicycle signs pointing in different directions

I moved to Kosovo when I was 23, then a province in the former Yugoslavia, and about two months later, I met my future husband‚ a bearded Oregonian who dreamed […]

Taking your bike to church

I had wanted to write a book since sixth grade, when Mrs. Schwartz read my story in front of the whole class and told me I was a good writer. […]

Snowflake garland on a piano

A few months ago, I wrote about some of the most-loved hymns in Church history and the back stories that made them the classics they remain today. I thought it’d […]


Giving thanks. Sometimes it’s hard to do when the holiday set aside for thanks-giving involves in-laws, slushy weather, disastrous kitchens, and crazy kids, not to mention those deeper extended family […]

mismatched vintage plates

I loved Myquillyn’s recent post about the near-extinction of the drop-in visit because it conjured up memories of my greatest fear when we lived in Turkey: the drop-in visit. As […]