I'm a wife. mama, & writer living along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. I am passionate about reading, telling others about Jesus, and building a family with my husband.

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I've been to 48 states. I only have Alaska and Hawaii left (the hardest ones, of course.

I really want to live in Hawaii or somewhere warm for a few months of the year. Duluth winters are hard on me. 

My husband and I love renovating houses. We're currently renovating our second one. 

My husband and I got married 11 months after we met. 

My love language is giving books to people.

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When You Find Your Identity In Motherhood

Identity

Losing your identity to motherhood is something I think nearly every mother walks through for a least a short time during parenthood. It feels like it’s an all-consuming thing you couldn’t escape if you wanted to. We want to invest so much of ourselves into our kids, but it’s easy to cross that blurry line […]

December 5, 2018

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When Your Identity Is In Your Appearance

Identity

Are you critical of your body?   When we are condemning and cruel to ourselves for how our bodies look, we’re placing our identity in our appearance. When we struggle with criticizing our appearance, we’re making our view of ourselves more important than God’s view of us. What are some signs you put your identity […]

December 4, 2018

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One Year With Sophia Joy

Family, Motherhood

One year ago at this time I was 9 days overdue with Sophia, and I’d had mostly painless contractions consistently since early that morning. Maren spent the evening playing with her cousins and when she got home we got her ready to put her to bed. We said a tearful goodnight to her, because I […]

November 30, 2018

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Renovation Update

Home & Design

In the last month we’ve gotten our counters installed, our kitchen sink hooked up along with our dishwasher, stove, and fridge. Our kitchen is fully functional!! The only thing left to do for it is paint and install the cabinet doors, and a couple details like installing the microwave and backsplash. I think I finally […]

November 28, 2018

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Our Trip To Phoenix

Family

Earlier this month we took a trip to Phoenix for 9 days. I went to a photography conference for four days of the trip, and we spent the rest of our time exploring. The weather was absolutely perfect, around 79 and sunny every single day. We went on a lot of hikes at Usery Regional […]

November 27, 2018

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We Were Made For God’s Glory, Not Our Own

Faith

Living for God’s glory instead of our own does not sound fun to us. But friends, we’re not living for our own glory. We WANT to live for our own glory, but wanting anyone’s will done in our lives and in others’ lives is living for our own glory. I never once thought about my […]

November 4, 2018

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What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

Faith

Learning what it means to follow Jesus is not a one time answer, but something we spend our whole lives learning. It’s a lifelong pursuit, but it’s also simple at its basic level. Very simply, following Jesus means that we believe Jesus died for us as the perfect son of God, we apologize and turn […]

November 3, 2018

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What Does It Look Like To Follow Jesus in Our Daily Life?

Faith

Following Jesus means our daily lives are supposed to look different. No two Christian lives will ever look the same, but God says that all Christians will have some things in common. We all have the same goal — to love God, love others (Mark 12:30-31), and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). So […]

October 27, 2018

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My Story

Faith

I grew up in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a small town right on the edge of the farm plains of North Dakota and the lakes country of Minnesota. I grew up a Lutheran home, going to the same church for 18 years that my dad grew up in. I considered myself a christian, but it didn’t […]

September 26, 2018

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A Letter to My Daughters: 19 Things I Want You To Know

Faith, Motherhood

I started this with ten, but I kept thinking of more. It resulted 19 things I want you to know about life. It felt like too long for one blog post, but I didn’t want to cut anything. So I kept it all. The first thing I want you to know is this, and if […]

September 26, 2018

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 I'm a wife. mama, & writer living along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. I am passionate about reading, telling others about Jesus, and building a family with my husband.

@meaganelling

I'm Meagan

Instagram

Categories

Lifestyle

Home & Design

Faith

Family

subscribe to My monthly newsletter

Join me as we learn how to pursue Jesus together in our every day lives. 

Highlights

Get to Know Meagan

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2

3

4

5

I've been to 48 states. I only have Alaska and Hawaii left (the hardest ones, of course.

I really want to live in Hawaii or somewhere warm for a few months of the year. Duluth winters are hard on me. 

My husband and I love renovating houses. We're currently renovating our second one. 

My husband and I got married 11 months after we met. 

My love language is giving books to people.

Learn More