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 are 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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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.