I offer people encouragement & practices to deepen their walk with God by making friends with poetry.


I’m Jody. It’s nice to meet you.

I’m the author of three books, a recent poet and past freelance editor. My writing first appeared back when Smith Corona typewriters were a thing and now I’m grateful to be sharing online from my dining table here in Seattle.

My husband and I are So Cal transplants to the Pacific Northwest where we enjoy visiting grandkids, watching birds from our deck and messing about in the garden. I’m enraptured by flowers & the trees in our greenbelt and take waaaayy too many photos of their glory, some of which you can see here.

We’ve traded gridlock for green and love it. Except I do kinda miss the beach.

It’s Here!

Mining the Bright Birds: Poems of Longing for Home is officially out in the world!

The invitation to discover our deepest longings is often a call to lean into the many ways we express ourselves—as poet or painter or simply a person whose hand holds onto our Creator’s on the pathway home.

Mining the Bright Birds offers a glimmer of light to shine the way.

Why “Poetry & Made Things”?


The Apostle Paul says in Ephesians we are God’s poiema, Greek for “a made thing.” Our lives are literally God’s poem – He writes our stories through our daily living, breathing & walking around. But how can we get the poetry of our lives on the page to express our own “made things?” 

Whether you are new to the practice of writing or have been journaling or blogging for awhile and want to discover a deeper connection with God through poetry, you have come to the right place!

Follow me here and along the way you’ll uncover God’s heart for you–His poiema. It is my joy to help you make friends with poetry!


Five Things That Might Surprise You About Poetry


When you hear the word ‘poetry,’ do you think of people in a Top Secret Society of Seriousness? Maybe wish someone would introduce you? To poetry?

I felt that way, too, then met a community of lovely, faith-filled folks who shared their words and invited me in. I started learning from the best, scribbling my own poems along the way.

If you’d like to be introduced to poetry, tip toe in and START HERE by getting my FREE download, “Five Things That Might Surprise You About Poetry.”

My Offerings


Learn more about my books–now available on Amazon and whevever books are sold.


Some of my favorite poems here on the site, many of which you’ll find in my two books.

Featured Elsewhere

A sampling of my work, from essays to poetry (and video!) for other kind folks.