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Rachel's Desk

Let’s skip the small talk

and swap stories from the heart.

You’d know it by the way that I say coffee, that I was born and raised in New York, just outside the sleepless city.

I remember why the thought of ink and paper intrigued my wandering heart. I needed someplace to heal, someplace to lay my brokenness down. So I picked up the pen and scribbled my heart between thin lines on blank pages. A few years later, I decided to give a real try at writing. So I signed my life away in a financial aid office all to study creative writing at Nyack College in New York. After college, I found myself falling in love with taking my words to the cyber world—blogging and creating space for others to unfold and find their own words.

I said yes to a Korean man on bended knee. He won me over with songs strummed on steel strings, so we married and moved down south to live and dream in North Carolina. We have one son, and his name is Milo. No pet dog or goldfish, yet.

I’d be crazy not to share about the grace that I have stumbled upon and how it’s wrecked my soul in all the best possible ways. I am a believer in God and a follower of Jesus and all I really want in this life is for my words to illuminate the hope and grace that is there for us all.

When I’m not playing hide-and-seek behind the pages of poetry and paperback, you can find me editing, coaching writers, writing, or chasing trails of toys from my boy.

You can find a few of my pieces over at The Daily Grace Co., in(courage), Charlotte Magazine, and Christianity Today. Click below to read more about my writing, or to work with me.