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As Madeleine L’Engle once wrote: “I am a woman struggling with an incarnational view of the universe.”

These are my attempts at seeing the Incarnation in my day-to-day life and in the world around me.

Three cities. Four graduate programs. Eight jobs. Three apartments and one house. Three children. Between my husband and I, these have been our last three years. Now we are finally a bit more settled, living the academic life while he works on a PhD and I teach literature and raise our babies.

Most of the decorations in our home happen to be piles of books. We have only ever watched three TV shows in their entirety: Seinfeld, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Parks and Recreation. We believe baseball is both a sport and an academic pursuit and are loyal fans of the Baltimore Orioles (me) and the St. Louis Cardinals (him). We end many nights looking at photos of our kids.

I love to cook, drink coffee, and write, and am trying to learn the goodness in scrubbing a floor and polishing a mirror. I wear my Hillsdale College Alumni sweatshirt proudly, and dream of one day having my own garden and a publishing deal.

As we attempt to truly live this adventure that is life, we find there is nothing better than a good laugh and a delicious meal.

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5-6)

4 thoughts on “About

  1. romancingreilly

    Shannon, I’ve clicked over from your comment on my blog and I’m so glad to have come across another Dallas-ite! (even if only for a short while longer) Your apartment descriptions sounds as if you’re talking about ours. I totally understand the book thing. And good luck with the new adventure at Duke! We have friends there.

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