ABOUT ME


I'm Kelly.

I am a mama to six little people who make me want to be more and love better and also to throw up my hands in defeat all at the same time.

I am a wife to a man who makes me laugh every single day and brings me flowers for no reason at all.

I am the naive little girl who followed the wrong boy into the woods.  I am the broken young woman who gave herself away far too easily.  I am the punk kid who first heard the gospel in a soup kitchen and found Jesus in the Emergency Room.

I am the bible college drop-out and the sin scarred addict that chose drugs over Jesus time and time again. 

I am a believer in second chances. I am a thriving daughter of grace.

I am an aspiring minimalist, too often a pessimist, and probably a pacifist although I'm still wrestling with the implications of that one.

I am over caffeinated and under slept and can often be found at my computer or my sewing machine in the wee hours of the night.

I write boldly about mental illness and sexual assault and the things that make me want to recoil and hide.

I love Christmas,and teal, and all things caramel.


I believe that  when we are real with one another we see God move more clearly among us.

I believe in Heaven and Hell and a God who died and came back from the grave.  And sometimes that sounds crazy even to me.

I believe that you matter.  That you deserve to be loved.  And that we all need some scandalous grace.  


Photo credit // headshots by the amazing Mat Coker of Acorn and Oak Family Photography
I believe that when we tell our stories, we set other people free to experience their own stories with more peace and self acceptance.  I believe that when we are real with one another we see God move more clearly among us. - See more at: http://redandhoney.com/2013/06/12-things-an-addict-wants-the-church-to-know/#sthash.MGceaVwt.dpuf
I believe that when we tell our stories, we set other people free to experience their own stories with more peace and self acceptance.  I believe that when we are real with one another we see God move more clearly among us. - See more at: http://redandhoney.com/2013/06/12-things-an-addict-wants-the-church-to-know/#sthash.MGceaVwt.dpuf
I believe that when we tell our stories, we set other people free to experience their own stories with more peace and self acceptance.  I believe that when we are real with one another we see God move more clearly among us. - See more at: http://redandhoney.com/2013/06/12-things-an-addict-wants-the-church-to-know/#sthash.MGceaVw