Seeing Fireflies

and welcome!


Here's a little of my story...


I grew up across the street from a large cornfield in a small town in rural Minnesota. Since then, my world has expanded beyond what I could have imagined.  I met my husband of over 20 years while serving a church in Switzerland. My big joy now is being the parent of two amazing teens. 

I want to live more fully.  I am seeking a life of meaning and purpose.  For me, that means growing in Christ. My faith is my source of hope and strength. Looking back, I have realized that a big part of my journey has been finding my voice, discerning how and when to share it, and allowing it to change and grow.  I think we all need to find our voice and determine who we are and why we are here. Discovering and growing into our purpose brings meaning to life and helps us live more fully.


Recently, I have felt called to uncover a dream of writing that's been quietly growing in my heart since my teen years. It's exciting to reimagine it and share it with you. I hope sharing my story and what I am learning will connect with your story and encourage you in your own journey. I wonder what's been growing inside of you?


I hope you leave encouraged, renewed, and inspired.


Why seeing fireflies?

When our children were small we always looked forward to the arrival of fireflies in our backyard. I still enjoy seeing fireflies. It reminds me to stop and enjoy the wonder and possibilities all around us.  I realized that seeing fireflies could also be a way of seeing life.  If you want to see a firefly you have to be intentional. You have to know where to look.


The goal of Seeing Fireflies is to help you see where to look for the possibilities in your life so you can discover a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. This is a place to be inspired to live more fully.


My Background

I enjoy learning and helping others grow personally and spiritually. 

I currently serve as a writer, teacher, speaker, and homemaker.  At a pivotal point personally, I felt a pull towards serving as a homemaker. I am grateful for how that decision has helped me grow. Over the years, I have worked in the church as a pastor, ministry coordinator, teacher, and Christian educator. I have also worked as an elementary school teacher. I received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. I look forward to continuing on the journey with you.

"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream."

C. S. Lewis
Image by Kari Shea

"There is a quiet light that shines in every heart."

John O' Donohue