The Reverend Elizabeth Ryder lives in Boise, Idaho. She grew up on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. She read English at the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated with her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and currently serves as a hospice chaplain. She is claiming her vocation as a writer (hence, this blog…) and also enjoys “making” in a variety of forms–crafting, repurposing, quilting, sewing, gardening, cooking. Time in the wilderness restores her soul. She loves her home, her community, her family, and her life in general. She also enjoys traveling, reading, meditating, worshipping, hiking, eating, and being with loved ones. Her motto is “less is more.” Her intention for her writing is to raise her readers’ awareness of the Sacred in their midst.