My name is Kate.
I’m first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, which entails all things wonderful and difficult about life — I wouldn’t be here without the grace offered to me on the cross, and that means everything to me.
I am the wife of a pretty incredible man whose life revolves around high schoolers, sports teams, and making me happier than I ever thought I could be. In fact, I like him better than the day I married him more than a decade ago, which I didn’t think was possible — but it’s true. He is a blessing beyond compare.
I am the mama of two long-awaited kiddos. Our little boy (referred to as ‘P’) arrived at the end of a five-year journey to have children and he was joined in 2018 by his little sister, A. We are truly grateful and humbled by the patience and kindness God showed us on our way to parenthood, and we find ourselves bounding forward into the challenge of seeking to raise our kiddos in a way that brings honor to the One who gave them to us.
In March of 2011, we bought our first home, gutted a lot of it, and pieced it back together. We’re still working on several projects (because, apparently, that’s what homeowners do). The original renovation was documented at The Mercury Renovation.
This blog is a crazy little collection of my experiences since 2005, which also happens to be the year that a lot of things started happening in my life (like dating my husband). Life has changed a lot since then, but this blog stands as a collection of my thoughts, life experiences, projects, and favorites. It stood empty for a long stretch as I wrestled with things and a lack of desire to write, but I find myself in a new season and the words are beginning to flow once more.
I studied to be a journalist, went back to school for an MS in Public Communication, and now own my own business (which is a crazy tale of its own). I read voraciously, enjoy crocheting and sewing and crafting of just about any sort; if I could, I’d wrap presents for a living; I’ve been a musician and a songwriter (in what feels like another lifetime); and I have way too many interests to see them all through in any reasonable time frame.
Blog titling note: The title of the blog comes from a song by Mute Math. It’s from their Reset EP and a modification of their song, “Control” – “There is no better loss than to lose myself in you.” The song is about surrender. To me, there is no greater loss than for sake of Christ, who bore my sin and shame once and for all on the cross at Calvary. It is no small thing, and my life is marked by the incredible beauty and humility of that truth. I would have my life rest on the bedrock of nothing else.
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