Hey! Thanks for reading! I’m Mandy. I’m the manager of content and media relations for a small Christian college in Nashville. On this blog, I write about all the things that are important to me (or seem so at the time). My blog is a running dialogue about my life—what I find annoying, interesting, the things I’m going through and thinking about. And the things that are most important to me: God, my family, my friends, food, and everything in between.

I’m originally from Southeast Missouri and still consider myself a small town girl. I graduated from the University of Missouri, came to grad school at Vanderbilt Divinity School (graduated with my masters in 2003), and stayed in Nashville. I love this town!

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And all the random info you ever wanted to know:

Name: Mandy (And it ain’t short for Amanda. I’m glad we got that cleared up.)

Location: Nashville, Tenn.

My best description of myself: word nerd, editor, friend, lover of music, reader, writer, dog lover, jeans-and-T-shirt kind of girl, sister, aunt, daughter, twin, perfectionist, child of God

Music: I’m a bit of music elitist and I’m always seeking out someone new. Some long-time and current favorites include Andrew Peterson, Ryan Adams, the Swell Season, Jason Gray, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Jon Foreman, William Fitzsimmons, Simon and Garfunkel, and many, many more—including the great singer/songwriters who live and work in Nashville.

Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, Where the Heart Is, Almost Famous, Elizabethtown

Favorite Authors: Anna Quindlen, Jane Austen, Donald Miller (though we don’t always agree). I’ve read a lot of suspense/mystery/legal drama novels, classics, and some (but not much) non-fiction. Any reading list suggestions? You can see what I’m reading here.


11 thoughts on “About”

  1. Mandy,

    Many thanks for linking to my Reuters Oddly Enough blog, which I noticed today when you sent some traffic my way. I appreciate it, and I’ll have to spend some time reading through your posts, now that I know you have very good taste.

    By the way, I agree with you about Dolly Parton. I Interviewed her about 20 years ago, and had a great time. She’s one of the few really “fun” celebrity interviews, because there really is a spontaneous element to her. Or at least if not, it fooled me.

    Anyway, please feel free to keep sending your readers my way, and I’m always interested in comments on my posts.

    bests regards,
    Bob Basler

  2. I love the title of this blog Mandy. Seriously cool and true. I have for many years known that in my unfinishedness I am growing to be more like the Finished One.

    Write strong, Write unfinished, Write.

    Keith Carpenter

  3. Hey. Mandy! The picture of your dog makes me so sad. He (she) looks exactly like our Rosie, now long departed. How we loved her. I hope you are doing well. Did you take any of my classes? Sorry for not remembering. Don

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“A finished person is a boring person.” Anna Quindlen

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