The world is so full of noise.
Do you ever lose God’s voice in all of the other ones screaming for your attention all day long?
Do you sometimes feel like you lose yourself in the chaos inside your own head, in the voices pulling you in a thousand directions – in the world, online, everywhere?
I started a Voice in the Noise to create a space to hear God’s voice again, above all the noise and in spite of the screams of the world that demand our attention.
I want a place where the stories that often get silenced can be told – the stories about everyday faith and how to put that faith into action.
I long to tell the stories of people around the world – global voices, those whose voices are too often silenced.
I want to help you find ways to put your faith into action wherever God has you.
So come on in. Grab a cup of coffee and stay a while. I’m so glad you’re here!
Together we will quiet all the noise for a bit and listen for the one voice that matters.
In this place, may the words you hear always be His.
You will find me here writing about faith from a global perspective. I’m also writing regularly at SheLoves Magazine and The Mudroom. I am a proud member of the Redbud Writer’s Guild I have authored essays in several books and you can find me writing for other places around the web like Her.meneutics, Relevant, and more.
Though I love to travel all over my roots run deep in the red clay of the southern United States. Though my family will soon be trading in our sweet iced tea for the hot milk tea of South Asia, we currently live deep in transition south of Atlanta.
I am married to a wonderful man I have known since I was 13. Most people assume we were childhood sweethearts when I tell them that. We actually were just friends in school and then didn’t see each other for 6 years until God brought us back together at just the right time. It’s a pretty fun story. Maybe I’ll tell you over coffee someday.
We have two beautiful kids. My little Lady Bug is all passion and a blur of dance and words like her mom. My Monkey is all charm and humor like his dad. And boy, does having two mini-me’s running around make life interesting!
If you read even a little of what I write you will find out pretty quickly that I love to experience the messy, noisy, beautiful world and cultures not my own.
My background is just about as eclectic as I am (or strange; you be the judge). I spent most of my time in college thinking I was going to be a professional dancer until God changed my direction pretty drastically. An exposure to the world started with an Arabic class and a summer in a diverse city far from home.
I studied in New Orleans after that and devoured anything I could about cultures other than my own. As soon as I got my passport, I visited 5 countries in three years and moved to the Middle East a year and a half after getting married. I get back overseas as often as possible!
I have written since I was a little girl but it wasn’t until I felt like I was losing who God made me to be, having a hard time finding grace in all the noise of life, that I started to find my voice again.
Now all those fun quirks
(We all have them, right? No, it’s just me?…)
I love the arts! I danced from age 4, thinking I would make a career of it. I have studied everything from ballet to bharata natyam (Indian classical dance) and trapeze to tango.
These days zumba is about the extent of my dancing. Well, that and dancing with my three favorite dance partners in my living room!
I love chocolate and all things sweet but I also love to work out. Unfortunately, I find more time to eat chocolate than to work out.
I just love words and I geek out over libraries. Seriously, I cried when I saw the beautiful library of Alexandria, Egypt. I dream of one-day having full wall bookshelves, the kind so tall and wide you need a sliding ladder to reach all the books.
I love musicals and Bollywood, much to my husband’s dismay.
My family means the world to me, and though I have lived across the world, I currently live miles from most of my immediate family. Give me a choice of what to do on a weekend night and it would usually involve hanging with them.
I love organization and have an extraordinary number of boxes to sort things into.
I love most all international foods and will try just about anything (which still surprises my mom who had to endure a childhood of mostly PB&J with me). Give me some good Indian food and a cup of coffee and you will have one happy girl!
And I LOVE hearing from you. Comment on a post, visit me on social media or email me at the contact page. I would love to pray for you, hear your story and create space in the noise together!
Thank you so much for stopping by!