Welcome!

Hello, friend!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! Years ago, when I started following Jesus, I thought I knew how my life would turn out. In the years since, I’ve learned that life is nothing if not unpredictable. Every time I think I have it figured out, things change.

I started this blog over 5 years ago as a place to post all of the thoughts that I’d been writing during one particularly unexpected season in my life. I hoped I would remember the lessons I was learning. Now, I write because I love it. I love to encourage others who find themselves in unexpected seasons and detours from the life they thought they’d be living. I love to share my journey and the tools I’m learning to adapt and thrive instead of longing for a different life. I also love to hear what you’re thinking, too, so please chime in!

I’m a “retired” communication pastor who’s taught on everything from healthy leadership to hermeneutics with humor and honesty. I currently bring the same passion and skills to share the lessons I’m learning on my journey as a stay-at-home mom to my two kiddos, Thomas and Joanna. Motherhood has been a blessing to me and a great source of inspiration for understanding God & faith, though it was an unexpected turn in my life, for sure. I hope to empower and encourage others to thrive in whatever circumstances they encounter.

I have been married since September 2007 to a wonderful man named Matt. He is my favorite sounding board and one of the best gifts God has ever given me. Matt and I love parenting, leading, and teaching together. We live near San Jose, CA.

At a favorite getaway spot, Disneyland!

Let’s get growing together!

Cheers,
Frances