About the Author

I’m a 20-something woman, who moved a few years ago to Indiana, from Kansas City, stopping in Edinburgh, Scotland for four years  after hopping around Asia for two years. I am married to a man (@thiswholecity) who is far kinder and far more patient that I am, and is incredibly talented and good-looking. We live and love on the near eastside of Indianapolis, IN. We are new homeowners with enough projects at home to keep us busy. By day I am the program manager at a Southside afterschool program for at-risk kids. I love books and theology and music and vegetables and sleeping in and red wine and good beer and good jeans and the city and road trips and t-shirts and coffee and film and photography and funny things and writing and redemption. I love being a part of “making all things new”.

Curious about the name of this blog? It comes from a portion of a book called “Surprised by Hope” by N.T. Wright:

“The point of the resurrection, as Paul has been arguing throughout [1 Corinthians] is that the present bodily life is not valueless just because it will die. God will raise it to new life. What you do with your body in the present matters because God has a great future in store for it. And if this applies to ethics, as in 1 Corinthians 6, it certainly applies to the various vocations to which God’s people are called. What you do in the present – by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbor as yourself – will last into God’s future. These activities are not simply ways of making present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether (as the hymn so mistakenly puts it, “Until that day when all the blest to endless rest are called away”). They are part of what we may call building for God’s kingdom.”

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