Welcome to Taking Root! I started this blog in 2014 as a place to talk about my apprenticeship at The Table Church, discipline myself to develop my writing voice, and stay in touch with my loved ones across the country. That was a great year. When I stopped working to take care of our baby, the blog changed to reflect my everyday life as a creative Jesus-follower, exploring themes of marriage, motherhood, and community life. There’s also a very hearty dose of knitting, which has become my favourite way to unwind at the end of the day.
There’s a gentle irony to the name I originally chose for this blog – Taking Root. Our first year of family-hood was spent on the road, around the province and further afield; the very opposite of being rooted in one place! I’ve been challenged to think more metaphorically about what is “taking root” in my life during all these transitions: The act of rooting myself in relationships and communities is one of the hardest and most vulnerable callings I have been given. I long for my heart to be more deeply rooted in Jesus, also – rooted in his secure love for me and his heart for others. We are learning to root our family identity in things we can carry with us – routines, rituals, rhythms, music, books, and liturgy.
Look around this blog and you’ll see that I like to make stuff. And cook stuff. And read stuff. And eat stuff. You know, lots of stuff. I also try to support my husband, who is studying medicine, with meals and love and laundry and sanity breaks.
Thanks for reading all these words about me.