My name is Heather. My husband is a Methodist minister. We are both recent graduates of Duke Divinity. I just had my first child in March 2012. Therefore,  I write some about theology, often about pregnancy and motherhood, and spend most of my time changing diapers and wiping spitup off my shirt. These are my feet and they currently reside in North Carolina.

Feet, winter


4 thoughts on “About

  1. I just came across your site looking for a first year reading list for Duke Divinity. I have only gotten to read a few of your posts, but you write well on subjects I am interested in, so I will be checking back in often. I will be attending Duke in the fall as well and am always encouraged by the type of people I will be journeying with in school. Good luck getting settled in Durham.

    grace and peace,
    John Jay Alvaro

  2. Dear Heather:

    I hope you’re well. I just wanted to drop you a line today on behalf of the Associated Church Press, where I serve on the board. Because of your blog “One Brick at a Time” I thought you might be interested to know that the ACP is currently reaching out to the growing community of religious bloggers. We have just established a new membership category for bloggers and have done so at a significantly lower rate ($69) than our print publication members.

    We have also established a new awards category for blogs in our popular annual ACP Awards competition. We invite you to compete with other religious bloggers for the bragging rights of the “Best Religious Blog.” In addition to that “Best in class” category, your membership also allows you to submit awards entries under the many writing categories (opinion piece, feature article, news story, column, review, and many others).

    The award winners will be announced at the ACP convention May 5-8 in Washington, DC. In addition to featuring keynote speaker Cokie Roberts, the convention will also include special workshops for bloggers and provide great opportunities for you to network with your colleagues both in print and online religious journalism.

    An outstanding professional network, the Associated Church Press is North America’s premier ecumenical association of religious publications and has been serving its members since 1916.

    I would love to see you join the ACP and further increase the membership of blogs and other online publications in our association. Please be sure to join in time to take advantage of the next awards competition (its deadline is fast approaching: Jan. 8, 2010)

    To apply for an individual blog membership, you just need to do the following:

    • Fill out a “ACP Blog Membership Application” form (I’ll be happy to e-mail you one)
    • Write out a $69 check payable to: Associated Church Press
    • Mail or e-mail (contactACP@aol.com) the completed form and send the check to:
    Associated Church Press
    P.O. Box 621001
    Oviedo, FL 32762-1001

    Please let me know if you have any other questions about the ACP. You can also contact our executive director, Joe Thoma, at the ACP office directly: 407-341-6615 or contactACP@aol.com.

    I look forward to hearing from you and to have you join and reap the many benefits of the ACP.

    A peace-filled Advent and a merry Christmas,

    P.S.: FYI, here is the description of our new blog awards category:

    9b. Blog: Provide URL and use printouts of three different pages you would like judges to see.
    Criteria: Significance of content; engaging titles; frequency of postings; use of images and graphics; mix of length of posts; links to other blogs and/or previous posts; use of keywords; quality of writing; responses to comments. NOTE: Writing and graphics

    Meinrad Scherer-Emunds
    Executive Editor, U.S. Catholic Magazine

  3. I got your comment about using some of my blog for your project… I am honored you asked and I would love to help you in any way I can, if you could just approve with me what you plan on quoting before you use it and reference my name at the end of whatever it might be…that would make me feel better. I would also be open to you contacting me with any questions at all that you may have. email me and I can give you my number or call you (we have free long-distance)
    thanks! Stacy

  4. Hi Heather

    Since you don’t really leave any contact information anywhere, I think this might be the best way to reach you.

    My name is Anne, and I’m from Denmark, Europe.

    I really want to thank you for how you shared your life in L’Arche at your old blog. I myself am heading off to work in L’Arche Vancouver tomorrow, and your blog really helped me to get a picture of what I can expect and look forward to.

    I love how you write, and I love your perspective. Perhabs it’s because I too am a ENFP 😉
    If you have any advice or suggestions to me about finding my way into L’Arche, feel free to e-mail me.

    Oh, and congratulations with your baby. May God bless you and your family abundantly.


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