Meet Sierra

Hi from northern California!

I live in a little blue house with my husband, our dog, and a few backyard goats. I’m passionate about helping women embrace life wherever they are as I encourage them to live freely and fully in God. I wrote a book, A Pygmy’s Life for Me, which chronicles the childhood and adolescence of a “good” girl who finally discovers her freedom in God. A Pygmy’s Life for Me is full of humor and hope and is written for anyone feeling small, misunderstood, or isolated. Read more about it here.

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I write about real life & real hope down Cottonwood Lane. I talk about pain, grief, unmet expectations, healing, faith, new dreams, and my soul that’s learning to celebrate in God. I am continuously surprised by life and the joy that keeps interrupting all my hard things.

Real life, REAL hope!

You can expect words and stories that you have felt, but been unable to say. You can expect encouragement to pursue God while living fully and freely within the story He has given you. You can expect this blog to be full of honesty and joy.ย And it just so happens that we CAN live, and we CAN celebrate–even in (especially in!) our seasons that look backward and feel broken (they’re not!).

I want to meet you right here —wherever you happen to be–and sit awhile. I hope Cottonwood Lane becomes a place that helps you embrace this life from God and helps you live this life for God.


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