Biographies to inspire

A couple weeks ago, I tweeted that I needed suggestions for a good biography to read over my winter lull. One of my followers responded with a long list of ideas. Another responded with, “Who reads biographies for fun???”

I thought, “Me! I do.” And right now, as I sit at my desk in the Kentucky Baptist Convention building with a list of stories to write and pages to proof, I undoubtedly am here because these biographies shaped my life.

Truth is, they made me want to give my life to do something for Christ, and they made me realize the importance of telling stories. Today, I combine those two passions in a way teenage me would have never imagined possible. Continue reading “Biographies to inspire”


How I got here & truth about here

The other day I got an email from a college student that my former mentor is now mentoring. She wanted to know how I became a journalist. I was honored. I’d given advice here and there before, but had never sat down and thought through the practical things I did to help my career along.

I’m the first to admit, it’s mainly by God’s grace that I am where I am today. Also, where I am is not glamorous. It’s hard work and I’m still and always will be striving for more and better goals.

But here’s what I told that student. Maybe it can be of help to someone else.

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We’re not all called to that

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I read a blog the other day. It was about a mom who left her job to become a stay-at-home mom. I was blown away by how giving she was. I find the ladies who leave high-power or even just personally rewarding careers to focus on raising their family and having the most influence on their kids to be inspirational and incredible. Those who have that calling truly are heroes.

However, this article went on to imply that a mom who desires to work outside of her home, at the very least, should consider her reasons for it. Is it to help her family financially, or is it because she doesn’t find fulfillment in being a stay-at-home-mom? If it’s the latter, she should consider if she is making a selfish choice.

This was the overarching theme of the blog.

My brain and heart and stomach and everything inside me started to churn. My first thought was that I must be more sinful and selfish than I ever thought. Continue reading “We’re not all called to that”