My name is Ally and I live on a little 4-acre oasis in Indiana with my husband, Ryan and our three boys–Ethan (10), Grant (7) and Joseph (6). Oh and our dog, Stella and two cats, Graham & Derrick!
I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 10 years and for the first time ever, ALL THREE OF MY BOYS ARE IN SCHOOL FULL TIME! I’m both happy and sad about it, but they are doing great in school and all of the time during the day is now spent digging deeper into what God has called me to.
Teaching, leading and mentoring women on their walk with Christ–and this blog has been the perfect vehicle to do all of those things!
I started this blog as a creative outlet and because I have a passion for sharing my ideas with other people. What started as a fun hobby turned quickly turned into an accountability partner and a whole community of people supporting one another. I have learned that I’m not the only one on a mission to live a simple life–knowing that a life with Christ doesn’t have to be so hard.
The name of the blog “The Modern Mary” is actually referring to Mary in Luke 10:38-42. There is a full post explaining the story and reason behind the name HERE. But the short version is that I want to be more like Mary–less busy, less obsessed with perfection, and more about seeking out the Lord and listening to His teachings.
We need to keep it simple.
I’m trying, I really am. And I’m keeping track of my journey here on this blog. Maybe some of my experiences or lessons learned can help you along the way as well!
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