Behind The Desk
We are two writers, wives, moms, and Jesus-followers; Rebekah lives in Florida and Lindsey in Michigan. We are lifelong perfectionists learning to relinquish our impossible expectations in favor of more freedom, joy, and grace.
Hello, friends! I’m Lindsey Cornett; wife to Evan and mom to Ian, Leo, and Ruthie. I’m a former elementary school teacher and children’s ministry director, turned stay-at-home mom. My passion for writing started in composition books a lá Harriet the Spy and now finds its outlet on the Internet and in Moleskine notebooks. Last year, our family moved from Florida to Michigan. It wasn’t just the Midwest winter that rocked my world: Leaving our community and my job proved exceptionally challenging. I’m still in the middle of this story, but God is using it to show me that my value doesn’t lie in productivity, a line on my resume, or a full calendar. The dance between perfectionism and freedom is the metaphor God uses most often to teach me about grace, forgiveness, and being His child. Most days, I'm loading my kiddos into the stroller for a walk around the neighborhood, drinking too much iced coffee (unsweetened with lots of half-and-half, please!), and trying to squeeze the written word into any spare moment. You’ll find a book and a matchbox car on almost every surface of my home.
You can find Lindsey's blog here.
Hi there! I’m Rebekah Crosby, and I think it’s important to be forthcoming and let you know that I don’t really like ice cream. This fact seems to horrify most people—my husband Dan included—so I feel better just getting it out in the open. I’m a bit of a grammar nut who landed in a career as a copy editor—a position I held and loved in various capacities for more than a decade. Over the years, the goal of producing perfectly clean, error-free products in my professional life sneakily worked its way into my day-to-day, and I'm still learning to give myself grace when I make mistakes—both in print and in life. Dan the ice cream lover and I have two young daughters, Evelyn and Daisy, who are my best teachers of God’s unconditional love and kindness. I have been in and out of the workplace since becoming a mom and am grateful to be home with them during this season. They’ll tell you I spend a lot of time chasing them around with a camera and looking for a pen and paper to jot down things I’d like to write about when I have a free minute.
You can find Rebekah's blog here.