Hey! Thanks for stopping by.

I answer to Amanda, Manda, or any random and wacky nickname my husband comes up with.

Speaking of my husband. His name is Eric, but I call him E. We got married June 20, 2015 and I love him more than doughnuts, pizza, Carmel Macchiatos’s, This Is Us, yoga pants and well, you get the point.

We live in Chicago and pour our heart and soul into the community we have here.

I work as the First Impressions Coordinator for Soul City Church because I am passionate about making each person feel welcome, accepted, and wanted. Because it’s the truth. You belong regardless of your beliefs.

While we have no children of our own, we are foster parents and live for loving on people hard. From the single mom to the dad in jail, we are trying to put our love in action by supporting those who need assistance caring for their little ones.

I am certain of these two things:

  1. There isn’t a single person you would not love if you knew their story.
  2. Jesus died on the cross for my sin, and yours, and because of God’s unfathomable grace – I have been transformed and so can you.

So, that’s what I live for. The powerful grace of Jesus & loving people better than they deserve because there’s nothing better.

My desire is to be transparent because #ImpressingIsExhausting and I don’t have a fake bone in my body.

I’ll continue sharing my beautiful mess and get to know yours if you participate in the conversation!

Snag your favorite coffee, or whatever your heart desires, and dive into real stories filled with grace, tears, and laughter.

Most of all, be encouraged. You are never alone & always welcome here.

Hugs, Manda