About the blog

The Easy Yoke started out as a series of newsletters sent out while I was living overseas that surprised me by receiving a much more enthusiastic response than I ever expected. After the adventure was over, I didn't feel like I was finished with writing yet, so I decided to turn the newsletter into a blog.

The name doesn't have anything to do with eggs (that kind of yolk is spelled differently anyway), but rather comes from the verse Matthew 11:28-30 NIV, which goes:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

At the time I was naming the blog, this verse almost made me laugh out loud because of just how easy and light life was not feeling. But I also realized that that's not actually what Jesus is saying in this verse. He isn't promising that the Christian life is an easy one; in fact, He's specifically addressing those that are weary and burdened, calling us to take off our loads, worries, and weights of the world and exchanging them for the gifts He has to offer us instead.

This blog is about trying to do that. About taking all the confusing, heartbreaking, and burdensome stuff in this life and trying to bring it to Christ to exchange for His truth, love, sovereignty, and promises. It's also about celebrating the truth and joy and grace He gives unprovoked in the small everyday moments, in interactions with people, and in more focused time with Him.

Thank you so much for visiting and taking time to explore. Please feel free to comment (respectfully) or send me a note, and don't forget to check out The Easy Yoke on Instagram, Spotify, and Facebook for updates and content not posted on the blog.