"'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the word was God. . . All things were made through Him. . . In him was life, and the life was the light of men."

Like any good bibliophile, the only place I seem to be able to start an introduction is with literary references. Like Jo March, I suppose you could say that I have "a quick temper, sharp tongue, and restless spirit [that are] always getting [me] into scrapes." Though, I do think the grace of God and time are softening that in me. When it comes to imagination and romanticism, I probably rate higher than Mary Lennox but just a bit lower than Anne of Green Gables. And while it's true that my old fashioned sensibilities die hard (part and parcel to being a romantic, I suppose), I'm really quite content with my lot in the 21st century where coffee shops, jeans, and disposable diapers are alive and well in the world.

That's enough of me though, you're here for the writing. 

You might wonder at the name of this blog - Word-Formed. It is a bit different isn't it? In short, it's the most simple summary of my way of writing and even, I'll go as far to say, my way of life. 

We are a people formed by words, you see. The words of our mouths and others' mouths, definitely; but even more formidably, the words of God (note the verse at the top of the page). Otherwise put, it's not by bread alone that we live, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. By His creative and good word, we were made. Then, by His wise and truthful word, we also began to create. All that to say, I'm deeply influenced by words - their shape, their function, their beauty, and most especially the part they play in God's good work in and around us.

Now may I just say thank you? As I mentioned before, there's a feast of words out there, but you're tasting some of my meager share that's on the table and I'm grateful. This is mostly why I write, after all - to taste the goodness and greatness of God together with you. That said, just pretend this is my kitchen table - a hot kettle is on the stove and a cozy chair right over there. 

You are very welcome here, friend.

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)

Hearty thanks to the publications who have allowed me to share my scribbling on their platforms:

Risen Motherhood  //  Story Warren  //  The Village Magazine  //  Trouve Magazine and online Journal  //  Hearth Magazine and online Journal