Hi, I’m Jana! I love to talk about real things. By “talk,” I mean have a conversation. (So please join in!) And by “real,” I mean unvarnished, unafraid of the truth, whether it be full of joy and light; full of confusion, pain and/or darkness; or any combination of the above. Because real life is like this picture of autumn leaves: bright, sunny moments made brighter when seen against dark, hard things.

I hope you’ll join the conversation.

Here are a few things I explore here:

  • Learning to see beauty and wonder in every day — especially when it’s hard.
  • Giving myself grace, and leaning harder on God’s.
  • And also some of my favorite real food recipes – another one of my passions.
To care well for others, we need to begin with caring about ourselves.