Shannan Martin is a writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She and her jail chaplain husband, Cory, have four funny children who came to them across oceans and rivers. Having sold their dream farmhouse, they now live entrenched in community on the wrong side of the tracks. They’re surprised every day by God’s goodness.

Swoony Things:

* Chips and salsa

* A tall stack of books on my nightstand

* Dirt under my fingernails

* Flour on my jeans

* Pint-sized belly giggles

* The thrill of the flea

* Dessert Cereal (think Cookie Crisp or Cinnamon Toast Crunch)

* Pants that fit

* Valentine's Day!

* Sleeping in

* Binge-watching tv shows with Cory