Thanks for stopping by! I’m Hope, a word nerd, tea lover, and romantic soul who makes her home in upstate New York. I also have an obsession with Russian literature, so if you want to talk with me about The Brothers Karamazov, I’ll be the happiest girl in the world.

Oh, and at 29, I’m living a life I definitely didn’t expect!

The plan was simple: go to college, fall in love with a godly man, do mission work in Russia and live purposefully ever after.

But my plan didn’t pan out. God’s was different. And though at my core, I know his plans are better than mine, I wrestle daily with the tension between unfulfilled desires and the life he has given me. That’s why I write.

For as long as I can remember, God has used writing to bring clarity and truth to a mind that tends to run in circles. When I write, I feel the realities of God’s Word penetrate my heart and the struggles I’m facing come into perspective in light of who He is.

Through the ups and downs of this crazy journey following Christ, I always come back to the conviction that whatever the circumstances, there is hope.

Hope is the conclusion, but this doesn’t always comfort in the sharpness of the pain we experience. But knowing that hope is the conclusion, I feel the freedom to wrestle through the difficulties and paradoxes and doubts that we all face as we walk with Jesus.

Maybe you’re in a similar place. If you are, I invite you to join me in this journey of writing through the questions to take hold of the truth.

Much love,


“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5


  1. I love your heart and vulnerability when you write. Thank you!
    I believe that God has placed me with DJ and his family for a purpose. I know that I am to love my grandsons and to help my daughter-in-law. What I am really struggling with lately is discerning God’s voice in stewardship. There are soooo many needs. I get pulled emotionally in so many directions instead of being led with purpose. I ask myself if buying my grandsons some toys is stealing from kids that have nothing. I support 3 overseas kids but is that enough? If God has given you any insight I’d love to hear what He has shown you. If not, pray that I would hear His voice clearly!


    1. Hi Brenda, it’s so nice to hear from you! That’s wonderful to hear that you are with DJ and his family; I didn’t realize you were there. I will definitely pray that you would hear God’s voice clearly concerning stewardship. I don’t feel that I have any particular insight, but from what you’re describing, your heart is in the right place, and I know He loves to see that your heart is set on hearing His voice and honoring Him with your resources and time!


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