Meagan

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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.

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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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Sister, Walk In Truth

Faith

Last month I was honored to write a chapter for the collaborative book, Sister, Walk In Truth. The book explores different lies modern culture tells women and compares it with the truth of the Gospel. My chapter is called “Sister, You Are Not Enough” and discusses how we are only enough when we know that we’re […]

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Our First Official Flip! And A “Before” Video

Duplex Reno, Home & Design

We’ve been working on something for a few months that we can finally share with you: We bought our first official flip house! Reed and I have had this dream for at least 5 years, maybe longer. We’ve renovated two houses before, but we’ve lived in them during renovation and could always “just live in […]

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Life Is Not Your Choice

Faith

I’ve seen my baby’s tiny heart beating at six weeks, when she was made up of entirely of her heart. You could argue she still is.   I’ve seen my little baby at 14 weeks, wiggling and sucking her thumb, when they announced she was a girl. I’ll never forget the perfect image of her […]

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What I Learned From Smashing Our Brand New Car At Church

Faith

We bought a new car on Wednesday. Technically it’s used, but it’s the newest car we’ve ever owned. We bought it from a dealership — also a first for us. We’ve never spent very much on cars, but thought to ourselves, “let’s buy a nice car so we don’t have to worry about it for […]

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When You Find Your Identity In Motherhood

Identity, Motherhood

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. 

Featured Posts

A few things about me

1

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